The line between security and privacy is fuzzy at best, and the two are inextricably linked. Improving your Mac’s security will often increase your privacy, and keeping certain types of data private is an essential step in maintaining security. So, in Chapter 11, “Keep Personal Data Private,” of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users,” Joe Kissell focuses on the implications of sharing a Mac with other people, the privacy risks you face when using the Internet, and how you can keep your communications private. Finally, he provides an overview of OS X’s main privacy-related settings.
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Chapter 1: “Introducing Mac Security”
Chapter 2: “Learn Security Basics”
Chapter 3: “Perform Quick Security Fixes”
Chapter 4: “Beef Up Your Security Settings”
Chapter 5: “Improve Your Passwords”
Chapter 6: “Improve Your Network Security”
Chapter 7: “Fortify Your Mac’s Defenses”
Chapter 8: “Surf the Web Safely”
Chapter 9: “Manage iCloud Security”
Chapter 10: “Prevent Data Loss and Theft”
Chapter 11: “Keep Personal Data Private”
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