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 2
Next, go to the Firewall tab and turn the Firewall on. Depending on what software you're running in the background, you'll likely get immediate prompts to allow or deny incoming connections. I recommend denying all of them, finding out what's not working, and then opening only the necessary ports.
FireVault, another option, encrypts files. It adds a layer of protection, especially for mobile users, but in my experience it doesn't play well with Dropbox.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.