“The NSA (the National Security Agency, or, as some people prefer, No Such Agency) has found itself in the spotlight lately, owing in large part to leaks from former contractor Edward Snowden,” Rich Mogull reports for Macworld. “But although the agency has been in hot water because of who it has been spying on, snooping isn’t the agency’s only job. The NSA also plays an important role in helping the rest of the government secure its computers from outside attackers.”
“Back in 2010 the NSA published ‘Hardening Tips for Mac OS X 10.6 ‘Snow Leopard,” a terse, two-page pamphlet recommending a series of security precautions. The agency hasn’t updated that pamphlet for more recent versions of OS X — so I thought I’d do so in the agency’s stead,” Mogull reports. “I was updating the NSA’s advice for OS X 10.8, I decided to add a little guidance as to how much pain some of these tips might cause you.”
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