From the Back Cover
How safe is your Mac?
Are Macs safer than PCs? Despite their bulletproof reputation, Macs are vulnerable to malware, network snooping, password cracking and, of course, physical theft (with all your data) — just like PCs. The good news is that there's a lot you can do, and this plain-English guide tells you what and how. Discover seven things you should do right now, understand the trade-offs between risk and convenience, set up your solutions, and keep your Mac safe with this practical book.
Discover what security is built into Mac OS X and how to configure it
Explore physical security, hardware barriers, software settings, and third-party solutions
Communicate safely using IM, VoIP, e-mail, and the web
Learn how to secure one or multiple Macs in wired or wireless networks
Perform network and vulnerability scanning and use forensic tools
Run Windows applications safely and securely on a Mac
Secure Mac OS X Server with Kerberos, SSL, and VPNs
About the Author
was named one of MacTech's 25 most influential people in the Mac community for 2007. He's a senior contributor to Macworld and the senior editor of TidBITS, a website and weekly email newsletter about Macintosh and the Internet. Joe has worked in the Mac software industry since the early 1990s, including positions managing software development for Nisus Software and the Kensington Technology Group. He's the author of numerous books on Mac software.