CHAPTER 16Secure Your Macs and Your Network

For humans, life is a terminal disease filled with threats, viruses, and vague premonitions of impending doom—so in our wisdom, we’ve inflicted much the same on our computers. The long, the short, and the ugly of it is that your Macs and your network will face constant threats until you consign them to digital oblivion, after which the problem passes to their replacements.

In this chapter you’ll learn how to reduce the threats to your Macs and to your network. We’ll start by taking a 30,000-foot view of the threats that you’ll typically face, and then dig into the details of what you can do to improve things.

There’s one thing I should mention before we start. Security is a huge topic, about which people ...

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