In This Chapter
• Updating your applications
• Backing up and restoring data with Time Machine
• Using a firewall
• Setting security and privacy preferences
This chapter covers issues that are vital to your Mac’s health and well-being (as well as your own). In this chapter, I tell you how to back up and restore data, avoid malware with Mountain Lion’s new Gatekeeper feature, and safely and privately surf the Web.
Basically, there are only a couple of things you need to do to maintain your Mac. You need to keep the operating system software up-to-date, and you need to keep everything backed up. These two routines together provide coverage in the areas of prevention and damage control. ...