PRO­TECT YOUR MAC

TIPS ON HOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN US­ING YOUR MAC AT HOME OR ON PUB­LIC WI-FI HOTSPOTS.

TechLife Australia - - TEST BENCH - [ ROLAND WADDILOVE ]

Tips on how to stay safe when us­ing your Mac at home or on pub­lic Wi-Fi hotspots.

SE­CU­RITY IS A con­stant con­cern, so your choice of a Mac in­stead of some other kinds of com­puter is cer­tainly a good de­ci­sion. How­ever, while the Mac has en­joyed a rep­u­ta­tion for se­cu­rity in the past, that doesn’t mean you can ig­nore the cun­ning ways you can be tricked into re­veal­ing in­for­ma­tion. For ex­am­ple, email at­tach­ments, phish­ing at­tempts and shar­ing too much at pub­lic Wi-Fi hotspots are just some of the prob­lems that can af­fect your se­cu­rity, so it pays to be ob­ser­vant with your tech­no­log­i­cal sur­round­ings.

To make sure your data stays safe, work through our fun­da­men­tal se­cu­rity tips de­tailed in the fol­low­ing pages to en­sure that your Mac is well pro­tected, that it isn’t ‘leak­ing’ de­tails (es­pe­cially if you use pub­lic Wi-Fi hotspots), and that you un­der­stand and avoid com­mon traps.

TO MAKE SURE YOUR DATA STAYS SAFE, WORK THROUGH OUR FUN­DA­MEN­TAL SE­CU­RITY TIPS TO EN­SURE THAT YOUR MAC IS WELL PRO­TECTED, THAT IT ISN’T ‘LEAK­ING’ DE­TAILS

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