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Local Security

Mac OS X is a true multiuser operating system. In Mac OS X, you have complete control over who can do what, but you must realize that exercising that control is essential if you intend to have a shared computer that doesn't self-destruct after one or two adventurous users decide to play around.

Problems due to local users might not seem likely, but an unmanaged public computer can easily be turned into a powerful tool of attack—sometimes unintentionally. (As you learned in Chapter 32, “Sharing Files and Running Network Services,” and will explore further in just a moment, even turning on network services can expose your computer to risk from malicious strangers.)


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