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How To Prevent Malware on Lion & Snow Leopard Macs

The myth that Macs are immune to viruses was put to rest once and for all by Flashback, a malware program that infected hundreds of thousands of Macs. As a result of that attack, Apple was forced to respond with a removal tool. Don't wait for the next big Mac breach--there are five simple things you can do now to keep your Mac safe from infection. Here they are.
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Lock down your Mac: Step 1

Go to the Security settings screen and unlock it by clicking on the lock in the bottom left corner. Match the security settings in the screenshot above. Note: disabling location services and remote controls is for people who want to be excruiciatingly careful. To my knowledge there haven't been any exploits of either feature deployed on a large scale. But remember, just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't tracking you through location services.

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