Chapter 14. Keeping Your iMac and Your Data Safe

Keeping Your iMac and Your Data Safe

When you share files with others or connect your iMac to the Internet or a network, you expose it to threats. To keep your iMac and your data safe, you must understand these threats, install and use antivirus software, turn off automatic login, and set up the Mac OS X firewall.

Understanding Threats to Your iMac and Your Data 312

Install Antivirus Software 314

Scan Your iMac for Viruses 316

Turn Off Automatic Login 318

Increase the Security of the Mac OS X Firewall 320

Recognize and Avoid Phishing Attacks 322

Understanding Threats to Your iMac and Your Data

To keep your iMac and your data safe, you should ...

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