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Peachpit Learning Series Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard by Robin Williams

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Lesson 24. Secure your Mac and its Files

24 GOALS

Learn your security options

Use passwords to log onto your Mac

Require a password to wake computer and unlock preferences

Securely empty the Trash

Protect information using Keychain Access

Use FileVault to secure data

In these days of identity theft and with so much of our personal and financial data being stored on our computers, it’s important to take some precautions to make it more difficult for unauthorized creeps to gain access to our Macs.

Know your Security Options

There are a number of security features on your Mac. Apple has installed lots of security stuff like Kerberos, Secure Shell, Wired Equivalent Privacy data encryption, Virtual Private Network, firewalls, and other features. ...

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