TechTips Vol II – Mac HowTo Security

Don’t be fooled. Just because you are virus free, doesn’t mean you’re hacker proof. Secure your mac..

10 Most Essential Steps to secure your Mac

Break Down

  • Set screen saver to turn on after 15 min (what you deem relevant) of inactivity
  • Set security to require password after wake and after screen saver
  • Disable Auto Login
  • Set a very good login password, 8 characters, letters, numbers, capitals.. Use a phrase
    • i.e. Three Blind Mice went up the Clock.
    • So the password could be 3BMwutCl0ck
  • Check Secure Virtual Memory
  • Use the built in firewall

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