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Teach Yourself VISUALLY Complete Mac Pro by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 19

Securing Mac Pro

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Threats to your computing-related security and privacy often come from the Internet and from someone simply using your Mac Pro while you are not around. To protect yourself and your family, you need to understand these threats and know what you can do to thwart them.

Change Your Password

Require a Password on Waking

Disable Automatic Logins

Configure App Downloads

Turn On the Firewall

Configure Location Services

Encrypt Your Data

Change Your Password

You can make Mac Pro more secure by changing your password. For example, if you turn on file sharing, as described in Chapter 21, you can configure each shared folder ...

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