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Chapter 3 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available

by Adam C. Engst

It’s time for a new chapter from Joe Kissell’s in-progress “Take Control of Security for Mac Users!” I hope everyone enjoyed last week’s Chapter 1, “Introducing Mac Security [1]” and Chapter 2, “Learn Security Basics [2].” This week, we have Chapter 3, “Perform Quick Security Fixes [3],” which provides a few simple things everyone should do (with small variations depending on risk level) — they’re a bit like locking your door when you go away for the weekend. In particular, Joe talks about staying current with important security updates and configuring a few essential security settings.

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[1]: http://tidbits.com/article/15376
[2]: http://tidbits.com/article/15377
[3]: http://tidbits.com/article/15407
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