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Mac® Security Bible by Joe Kissell

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4.11. Summary

This chapter explored all of Mac OS X's basic security settings, including those made in the Security pane of System Preferences and several other kinds of preferences. I discussed general preferences, such as requiring a password to wake your Mac from sleep and disabling automatic login; how to use FileVault to encrypt the contents of your home folder; and how to adjust the settings of Mac OS X's application firewall. I covered security-related settings in the MobileMe, Energy Saver, and Spotlight preference panes, mentioned how to limit access to AirPort networks, and described the implications of enabling access for assistive devices. I also reiterated my advice to use Apple's Software Update mechanism to keep all the components of Mac OS X up to date.

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