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Mac® Security Bible by Joe Kissell

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Chapter 4. Configuring Basic Security Settings

IN THIS CHAPTER

Setting general security preferences

Turning on FileVault encryption

Basic usage of the Mac OS X application firewall

Keeping MobileMe secure

Preserving security while saving power

Maintaining privacy in Spotlight searches

Preventing unauthorized access to AirPort networks

Enabling use of assistive devices

Using Software Update

In one way or another, this entire book is about configuring and using your Mac in such a way that your privacy is maintained and your data is secure. Some ways of protecting your security require the use of third-party software or modifications in your behavior. But a number of security steps require nothing more than a few mouse clicks in one preference pane or another.

Accordingly, this chapter is about all those basic security settings. For the most part, everything you do in this chapter involves changing settings in Mac OS X's System Preferences.

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