Mac Security -- The first step

Mac Security - The first step

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The first step to making a Mac secure is to turn off File Sharing. If you do that and aren't running a Web server, FTP server, or any other kind of server, there aren't any real security problems with Macs.

If that is the case, you don't even need a firewall for a Mac. If you are File Sharing or have some kind of server, then a firewall is probably a good idea, even though a Mac is still significantly more security than other systems.

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This was first published in June 2001

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