CHAPTER 3Securing User Accounts

Work has been done over the years to harden OS X by strengthening its user security. Hardening describes the strengthening of an element of security in an operating system to make it more secure. User accounts can be hardened in OS X by limiting the resources users can access. You can accomplish this two ways: by using the built-in GUI tools or by using the command line. In this chapter, we will go deeper into securing the Mac by focusing first on restricting user access and then on more advanced command-line security that can be used to harden user accounts.

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