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Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS X Panther All in One by John Ray, Robyn Ness

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Chapter 35. Securing Your Computer

Mac OS X is a powerful Unix-based operating system, and with that power comes the responsibility to minimize security risks. If your computer may be used by other people, it’s wise to secure it against users who may not realize the consequences of their actions, or those who may intend to wreak havoc. If you’re connecting your computer to the Internet, it’s necessary to take preventive measures to guard against unwanted connections over the network.

Local Security

Mac OS X is a true multiuser operating system. In Mac OS X, you have complete control over who can do what, but you must realize that exercising that control is essential if you intend to have a shared computer that doesn’t self-destruct after one or ...

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