This article is a pre-release chapter in the upcoming “Take Control of Security for Mac Users,” by Joe Kissell, scheduled for public release later in 2015. Apart from Chapter 1: Introducing Mac Security, and Chapter 2: Learn Security Basics, these chapters are available only to TidBITS members; see “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Streaming in TidBITS for details.
Chapter 9: Manage iCloud Security
Because so many aspects of OS X depend on Apple’s free iCloud service for key functionality, I wanted to devote a brief chapter exclusively to iCloud security. Of course, iCloud works on mobile devices, Windows PCs, and even Apple TVs—not just on your Mac—but the more you know about iCloud security, the better you’ll be able to protect your Mac and its data from unwanted access.
Understand Apple’s Security Policies
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