11 privacy and security tips for OS X Mac users

“Mac users who want to stay safe online, or ensure their data is as well protected as it can be in the event a Mac is lost or stolen should review these tips,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld.

11 privacy and security tips for OS X Mac users covered in the full article:
• Don’t be admin
• Security basics
• FileVault
• Check Privacy Settings
• Find My Mac
• Anti-virus
• Control data
• Browse quietly
• Get a network
• Encryption

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: No “anti-virus” software is required for OS X and, unless you think you should be donating your computer cycles in a quixotic attempt to help protect those who use inferior platforms, we do not recommend “anti-virus” software for OS X users.


  1. For reasons only known to The Mighty Favog (Old SNL Baby Boomer Era Reference), Apple defaults OS X to having the Firewall Off. Turn it On unless you are running some other Firewall.
    Make sure Open Safe Files After Downloading is deselected on Safari.
    That is not all, but is a good start.

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