Lesson 10 Securing and Protecting Your Mac

In this lesson, you learn how to protect your Mac and safeguard its data.

Understanding Threats to Your Mac

The world is a dangerous place; you’ve likely heard that before, and, unfortunately, there are risks in the digital world as there are in the physical one. There are two general sources of risk: intentional attacks and malfunctions (user, hardware, or software).

Your Mac is designed to be connected—to the Internet and to local networks. These connections bring with them pathways for people to try to cause trouble for you and to do you harm such as by stealing your identity. Fortunately, with a few relatively simple tools and techniques, you can significantly reduce the risk of a successful attack ...

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