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Mac OS X Snow Leopard for Power Users by Scott Granneman

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Chapter 7. Securing Your Mac & Networks

Security is one of those things that many Mac users don't like to think about, which is unfortunate, for several reasons. Although Mac OS X enjoys an excellent secure base thanks to its UNIX base, it's certainly not invulnerable. It behooves Mac users to take all the steps they can to protect their computers and their valuable data. Those family pictures in iPhoto? Your business' records? Your thesis? The songs you've been working on? How would you feel if they disappeared forever? If you don't protect them, they could. The final reason to learn more about security is my favorite: it's fun!

Before delving further into tips, advice, and software to enhance your Mac's security, let me make a recommendation ...

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