Mac Security Bible

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 17, 2009 - Computers - 900 pages
Your essential, no-holds-barred guide to Mac security threats and solutions

Myth number one: Macs are safer than PCs. Not really, says author Joe Kissell, named one of MacTech's "25 Most Influential People" in the Mac community for 2008. In this timely guide, he not only takes you beyond the myths, he also delves into the nitty-gritty of each potential threat, helping you weigh the pros and cons of the solutions you might choose. Learn to measure risk versus inconvenience, make informed decisions, and protect your Mac computers, your privacy, and your data with this essential guide.

  • Explains the security threats to Macs, including data in transit from your e-mail or network, and malware such as viruses, worms, and Trojan horses; these threats, formerly the exclusive worry of PC users, now increasingly threaten Macs
  • Explores physical security and hardware barriers, software settings, third-party solutions, and more
  • Shows Mac OS X users how to develop and enforce security policies
  • Covers security for Windows running on a Mac with Boot Camp, virtualization software such as Parallels Desktop or VMware Fusion, and more

Learn the full range of options you need to consider to make your Mac safe.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.


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great resource. Apple OS X 9.2 still needing SMB2 bug fixes. 2014-3-23


Table ofContents
SecuringYour Mac against Theft
Working with User Accounts
Using the Get Info window Using theumask The other permission bits Types of Accounts
Adjusting Login Options
Using the Sudo Command How sudo works
The Mac OS X Keychain
SecuringYour Wired Network
Securing YourWireless Network
Using Firewalls
Web Server Security
Using Logs
Advanced Security Measures
Vulnerability Scanning and Testing
NetworkMonitoring The Varieties ofNetwork Monitoring Network Intrusion Detection Systems

Working with Passwords
Securely Sharing System Resources
Backing Up Your
Encrypting and Securely Deleting Files
Protecting Your Privacy Chapter 9 Securing Email Chat and Voice over
Browsing theWeb Securely
Blocking Other Undesirable Content Summary
Using Virtual PrivateNetworks What Is a Virtual Private Network?
Network Security Fundamentals
Honeypot Monitoring
Monitoring File Integrity
Forensics Discovering What Went Wrong
Securing Mac OS X Server
Working with SSL Certificates
Creating andUsinga Certificate Authority Managing Certificates
Securing File Sharing About FileSharing Protocols

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About the author (2009)

Joe Kissell was named one of MacTech's 25 most influential people in the Mac community for 2007. He's a senior contributor to Macworld and the senior editor of TidBITS, a website and weekly email newsletter about Macintosh and the Internet. Joe has worked in the Mac software industry since the early 1990s, including positions managing software development for Nisus Software and the Kensington Technology Group. He's the author of numerous books on Mac software.

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