11. Keep Your Mac Secure

Apple made smart decisions from the first release of Mac OS X to prevent a host of security problems from affecting its operating system. No computer is completely immune to problems such as viruses and attacks, but Snow Leopard is pretty solid.

Not to sound alarmist, but that doesn’t mean your data is completely safe. Miscreants who want to compromise your computer for their own purposes, steal your information to impersonate you digitally, or simply mess up your machine are always inventing new ways to break in.

To ensure the safety of your data and your use of the Internet, this chapter explains how to take full advantage of Snow Leopard’s security features.


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