Best ways to protect your Mac
Here you are going to find 10 ways how to protect your identity on Mac:
- Start to work with an account without the rights of administrator for everyday use.
- Use a browser that has a “sandbox” and users observation comments for fast closing security gaps.
- Uninstall the offline version of Flash Player.
- Remove Java.
- Launch “Software Update” and update your computer immediately after the release of patches.
- The password manager can be useful for counting phishing attacks.
- Disable AirPort, Bluetooth, and IPv6.
- Run full disk encryption and FileVault.
- Update Adobe Reader to the latest version.
- The installation of good data protection is one more point to keep you secure.
Best ways to protect yourself from identity theft
The best ways to protect identity on Mac OS are:
- Your default OS account has administrator privileges, and malicious software creators can use this to infect your computer. We recommend that you create an account without administrator rights, and use the administrator account only when it is really necessary.
- A significant part of hacker attacks aimed at completely taking control of your computer is aimed at Adobe Flash Player. Browsing the Internet using an outdated version of Flash Player will almost certainly be a risk for your identity theft information.
- Apple refuses the Oracle to make an update of Java on Mac computers. A computer manufacturer does this on his own and, as a rule, with months-long delays. In this way, the period of insecurity of identity theft for users is much longer than for those who work under Windows. If you still need to use Java, it is very important to disable Java at least in Safari and other browsers.
- Mac has a built-in Keychain password manager which you are not going to find on Windows. Create a unique crack-resistant team of passwords for accessing resources and put them into Keychain, instead of remembering passwords easier. If hackers receive a password for one of the accounts, they will immediately try to apply it to all other accounts: emails, social networks, PayPal, etc. The use of strong passwords increases your protection several times.
If you will follow the ways to protect your identity theft above, you would be prepared for the attacks and your chances of becoming the next victim of hackers will decrease markedly.