1. Always keep your Mac in a secure location.
2. Ensure that you have a password on your Mac
3. Make sure that the security settings are enabled to require the password as soon as the
computer goes to sleep (like below):
4. Make sure your sharing settings are off, or at least set so that you are the only user like below:
Bring it to IT (or schedule a time with us) so that we can enable the Firmware Password on your device. This will prevent any “brute force” attacks via USB or bootable hacks that are out there.
Run the updates. This recent article is a perfect example of why an update can protect you.
For maximum security:
7. Turn on FileVault Encryption (in System Preferences>Security and Privacy):
- For more tips for those wanting to cover all bases, have a look at this article and the tips found in it.
- Stay savvy – check out this article with tips on “The 7 Most Common Tactics Used to Hack Passwords”
If you’re really worried:
- These 3 articles are full of detailed, slightly more technical ways to protect yourself from Big Brother and just about anyone else:
- Limited Accounts, Filevault and…, Lifehack