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Mac OS X Security Options Users Should Know

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30 / 03 / 2015

Mac Security Options Users Should Know

Additional steps to ensure the data on your Mac is only accessible by you, even if your Mac is stolen.

Security is a hot topic in the digital life. Internet and local connections are aught with the threat. Even if Mac users tell you that Mac OS created safer and more steadfast than any other system, you should know some additional steps to ensure the data on your Mac is only accessible by you, even if your Mac is stolen.

Password management

It is very important to pay attention to the passwords that you create when register for online resources. The best scenarios if you have different passwords for each account. Probably the first question how to remember all this passwords. Usually people use text files, or remember passwords, which is insecure and there is no need do this in OS X you have a built-in alternative for managing passwords called the keychain. You can manage this utility easy just go to (/Applications/Utilities).

Enable FileVault

FileVault it is like full-disc encryption of all important and sensitive files in OS X. It is secure all files on the drive, including OS X system files, applications, caches and other temporary files.

To enable FileVault go to the FileVault tab of the Security & Privacy system preference, unlock the preference, and click Turn On FileVault. Click Continue and your Mac will begin encrypting your drive. It could take some time, so now is only wait and keep calm. The same functionality you can find in newly updated version of MacKeeper Data Encryptor

Full disk encryption is primarily useful for protecting a stolen Mac. So, to prevent the theft of your Mac enable Anti-Theft feature on MacKeeper. 

Remote Access & Sleep Mode

If you need to leave your computer without your control you can enable remote control to keep your files and information on Mac safe. 

Just enable the Require Password option and choose Immediately or 5 seconds from the pop-up menu and you’ll be required to enter a password to use your Mac after it’s gone to sleep or the screen saver has started.

To remotely access you can just open the iCloud system preference and switch on the Back to My Mac and Find My Mac iCloud services. It could help you to have access and interact your desktop.

OS X Firewall

The last one tip to secure your Mac is to enable the Firewall. In OS X is a network filter that allows you to control which programs and services can accept incoming connections. Just go to the Security & Privacy system preferences, click on the Firewall tab, and then unlock the preference pane, after which you will be able to click the Turn On Firewall button. At the same time you can manage the specific settings for each application such as stealth mode that hide your computer from outside connections. 

Together with Firewall you can set up the MacKeeper Safe Browsing feature to be sure that malicious websites are blocked automatically.

This easy and useful build-in OS X features can keep safe your digital life and personal information. Use as well MacKeeper features as well for your Mac optimisation, security and cleaning tasks.