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The Practical Guide to Mac Security

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Overview

How to avoid malware, keep your online accounts safe, and protect yourself from other disasters.

What you'll learn:
  • Know how to create strong passwords for online sites and their Mac.
  • Find out how to use two-factor authentication for stronger online security.
  • Learn how to protect their Macs against malware.
  • Understand why it is important to backup your Mac.
  • Be wary of online scams, cons and other dangers.
  • Learn about other Mac security issues, techniques and skills.

The Practical Guide to Mac Security is a complete course with 24 lessons that will enable the typical home and office Mac user to secure their Mac from dangers like malware, online account break-ins, data loss, and online scams.

The course looks at four main types of dangers. The first is preventing your online accounts from being compromised. This usually happens when weak password or simple security questions are used. The course teaches you how to create strong passwords, use password managers, use two-factor authentication and avoid pitfalls like easy-guessed security question answers.

The second danger is malware. You will learn what you should worry about when it comes to Mac malware and what not to worry about. But learning three simple rules you can protect your Mac from malware without needing any special “anti-virus” software.

Third is the danger of losing your data due to physical damage or theft. By backing up your Mac with Time Machine, using an online backup, or using cloud storage, you can avoid losing all of your data in the blink of an eye.

The last section is about social engineering dangers like fake emails, misleading websites, online scams, and other ways that malicious individuals will try to get access to your Mac or your online accounts. Simply by learning about these you will be more prepared to deal with the dangers that are prevalent throughout the online world.

This course is meant for casual Mac users who use their Macs at home or in the office. The lessons will allow you to secure your own Mac without needing to understand complicated computer techniques. it is an everyday guide for everyday Mac users.

Taught by

MacMost & Gary Rosenzweig

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