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Teach Yourself VISUALLY OS X Yosemite by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 11

Securing OS X

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Threats to your computing-related security and privacy often come from the Internet and from someone simply using your Mac 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 OS X more secure by changing your password. For example, if you turn on file sharing, as described in Chapter 15, you can configure each shared folder so that only ...

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