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Chapter 9. Viruses, Hackers, Backups, and Dealing with Emergencies

Chapter 9. Viruses, Hackers, Backups, and Dealing with Emergencies

It’s generally believed, and there seems to be ample justification for this, that Mac OS X is “safer” than Microsoft Windows. (I explain this in some detail below.) Even so, using a Mac is not without risks.

Here’s the moral of this chapter: Back up your data, and never go on the Internet without protection, at least from an antivirus program and probably some sort of firewall. Do this, and you’ll probably never run into a problem that you can’t get out of. And did I remind you to back up your data?


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