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Special Edition Using® Mac® OS X v10.2 by Brad Miser

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Defending Your Mac from Net Attacks

The Internet is a major source of threat to the health and well-being of your Macs and the network to which they are connected. You face two fundamental types of threats: viruses and hackers. Although viruses receive more media attention, it is easier to defend against viruses than against attacks from hackers. However, with some relatively simple activity, it is possible to protect yourself from either threat.

Defending Your Mac from Virus Attacks

No matter what level of computer user you are, because of the extensive media hype about viruses, you are likely to be keenly aware of them. Although many viruses are relatively harmless, some viruses can do damage to your machine. Part of practicing smart computing ...

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