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Mac OS X Security

Mac OS X presents a friendly and familiar face to the user, but as you discovered in Hour 20, “UNIX Command Line Tour,” there’s much going on behind the scenes. These hidden processes present the greatest risk to Mac OS X security by creating potential openings for network attacks. To compound the issue, third-party software can install additional components that cannot be disabled through a convenient interface such as Mac OS 9’s Extension Manager.

There are two steps to network security: figuring out what your machine is doing and disabling those things that you’d rather it not do. Neither of these tasks is as easy as it sounds because you must check a number of places before you can be sure that your machine is secure. The end result, however, is a Mac OS X computer that you can leave online without worrying about the consequences.


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