Manage System Security

Apple has built in a number of excellent protections in recent years against a combination of physical intrusion, in which someone can sit down in front of your Mac and attempt to break in, and system integrity, in which system files have been increasingly immutable.

In this chapter, I explain three major elements of system security that are different on an M-series Mac and that you may find yourself needing to work with or around.

Protect a Drive with FileVault

The current version of FileVault was developed for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion way back in 2011, where it combined two separate features: software-based ...

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