Chapter 8. Mac OS X Security

Besides protecting your data from hardware failure and accidents, in today's world, where computers tend to be always connected, it's also important to protect your data from other users—both on your computer and outside of it. This chapter deals with security, including the following topics:

  • Passwords and keychains

  • Data encryption and FileVault

  • Other security features

Passwords and Keychains

Passwords are used time and time again on your computer: logging in to your account, checking your e-mail, visiting certain web sites, logging in to connected servers, and more. You probably have so many passwords that it becomes a chore to keep track of them all. To help manage all your passwords, security certificates, and encryption ...

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