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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
I was pretty impressed about the amount of information that they decided to pack into this. Publishers often treat the OS X platform as something that really doesn't require... Read morePublished 17 months ago by B.L.
I'm running Mac OS X (10.6.8) and I found the "Bible" very good and gave me the info I was looking for.Published on September 22, 2013 by Albert Porter
As many people have also said, this is a great book to learn about securing an Apple computer. OSX is an amazing operating system, but that does not mean it doesn't have its share... Read morePublished on June 20, 2012 by digitalman
When I first ordered this book, I figured that it would be a fairly easy read that was designed to teach beginners how to secure their Macs from potential security issues, such as... Read morePublished on June 6, 2012 by Dustin Williams
Look. I yield to no one in my love of Macs. My first computer was a Mac SE. My current is a MacBook Pro. Read morePublished on April 4, 2012 by Marcy L. Thompson
An excellent and thorough guide that most Mac users would benefit from owning. Written in a clear, concise style, the book nonetheless delves into detail and illustrates many of... Read morePublished on November 22, 2011 by Oshram
I was looking forward to learning more "under the hood" things about OS X in case I missed something.
The majority of the book is very good. Read more
This book is a must have for anyone who is running MacOSX Snow Leopard. The book goes very in depth into Mac security, more so than "The Missing Manual. Read morePublished on March 14, 2011 by Anthony Keeton
I'm not sure that every Mac owner needs this book, simply because it's a huge volume, covering just about every possible "security" issue with the Mac, and most Mac owners will... Read morePublished on February 23, 2011 by David Marks