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Mac® OS X Security by Brian Wotring, Preston Norvell, Bruce Potter

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Chapter 5. User Applications

 

“If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.”

 
 --Kahlil Gibran

This chapter is about general application security. An application’s security features (if any) are often ignored, not understood, or not used properly. Sometimes, users do not even know that certain actions are risky, let alone why. Experienced users may not understand how security features work, or how to use them effectively. General application security is not just for administrators and computer security professionals. The average Mac OS X users can take steps to secure important information and protect their privacy.

This chapter discusses ways to ensure better security while engaged in the ...

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