10. Securing and Protecting Your MacBook Data


In this chapter, you learn the steps that you can take to secure your MacBook and its data, including

• Creating User Accounts

• Applying Parental Controls

• Keeping Passwords in Keychain

• Encrypting Your Account Data

• Activating the Snow Leopard Firewall

• Backing up Your Files and Information

• Using Time Machine to Access a File History


Security on a computer is important—especially on a notebook computer. It’s easy for someone to pick up and walk off with a laptop, and a MacBook tops the list of desirable targets. Practicing appropriate account and data security can ensure that ...

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