11 Awesome Ways to Protect Your Mac from Hackers!

Are you using Mac? You may not know if your Mac Computer still has a strong security. Some of us tend to feel down and frown to those who take computer too seriously, but we can also learn from the security anoraks.

Here are some of the tips to make all of your personal internet data secure from your Mac Computer and through the internet. All of the tips are not that tricky and you can set it up easily.

 

1. Setup the firewall

The thing you need to know if you want to make your Mac secure is setting up the firewall. A firewall can block any unwanted network connections. You might think that the firewall is set by default but usually it doesn’t.

Open your System Preferences, choose Security & Privacy, the open the Firewall tab. Choose the padlock icon at the bottom left  to unlock the setting and then Turn On Firewall button.

 

2. Know what you are sharing

Your Mac can share other files on other Mac computers, together with the sharing of the whole screen  for remote working. If sharing is enabled, it is like going to another door or window. You are not sure if it is secure or not.

   

3. Set a firmware password

The Mac OS turns on the FileVault encryption. This means that the whole disk is encrypted and cannot be opened without any username and the password. The purpose of setting up the firmware password is to protect your Mac from other users who tried to open it.

 

4. Use the guest user

The guest user will help you to find your mac if it is gone. You will check the location of the other user if he or she uses it from the other place.

 

5. Turn Off the Security Hole

If you close the lid of you Mac Book, there will be a security hole. The password is required to decrypt  the FileVault that is restored on the Mac’s memory. There are two things you can do, switch the Mac to standby rather than sleep mode. The second one is you need to set the Mac to not hold the FileVault key in memory when you’re in standby mode.

 

6. Always check for the persistent apps

There are some apps that are designed to start invisibility every time you boot and still invisible when you are using your computer. This is called as persistent apps, examples are the update checker apps. There also some malware that we cannot see that is been used on those persistent apps. Use anti-malware software to protect your computer.

Scan if there is a malware

There are a lot of anti-malware around the internet. You should use an anti-malware that suits better on you Mac. Also in downloading an anti-malware software from the internet, you know to check if you are downloading the official and the known one.

 

7. Turn on the “two-step” everywhere

The Two-way verification system is really is effective in these days. It is the way that you need to verify twice all of you account. It is the way that you can verify everything in two devices; mobile numbers or email accounts.

 

8. Encrypt the look-ups of the web page

Use a different numeric address by using the different DNS address.

 

9. Use a VPN

A VPN is used to encrypt all of you internet data when you are sending and receiving all of the data from the internet. This tool gives you to access the internet, a secured and the

 

10. Check if you are using the “HTTPS”

This symbol shows that all of your internet transaction are secured and encrypted by the site itself.

 

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Source: macworld.co.uk