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Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide by Maria Langer

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Chapter 22. Security Features

Security Features

Mac OS X has a number of security features you can use to keep your files private or make it easier to access online content:

  • Keychain Access enables you to securely store passwords for accessing applications, servers, and Internet locations.

  • General Security preferences enable you to set additional security-enhancing options.

  • FileVault encrypts the contents of your Home folder so it can’t be read by hackers.

  • Firewall protects your computer from unauthorized network or Internet access.

In this chapter, I discuss the security features of Mac OS X.

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  • Mac OS X’s multiple user accounts feature uses a login feature that protects files from access by other computer users. I discuss multiple user features in ...

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