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Lesson 3. User Accounts > Securing Your Macintosh

Securing Your Macintosh

With its UNIX core, Mac OS X has many robust built-in security features that restrict attempts to compromise the system, either intentionally or accidentally. However, as with any security system, there are ways to bypass or override the controls. In the end, to secure your machine, you must control physical access to the computer as well as user access to the files on the computer.

There are various types of passwords used in Mac OS X, although some of these are optional:


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