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Using Mac OS X Snow Leopard by Yvonne Johnson

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13. Keeping Your Mac Safe, Updated, and Backed Up

This chapter discusses the security features of your Mac, keeping your applications up-to-date, and backing up your entire system.

One of the reasons so many people love the Mac is because the operating system is so secure. There’s very little you have to do to facilitate this—in most cases, just accept the default security settings and keep your software updated. Apple provides a safety net, though. In the unlikely event that some catastrophe wipes out all your data, you can use Time Machine backups to restore your entire system. This chapter covers the security settings for surfing the Web and how to turn on the firewall, the Keychain application that keeps your passwords, installing application ...

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