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How To Enhance Your Mac’s Security

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Mac offers perfect solutions built-in to deal with almost all performance and security-related issues. Here, you can find various advanced security features to keep your system safe from all existing and latest malicious threats. In addition to that, you can also find some useful features to keep your system performance intact.

Apart from using built-in features, you can also consider using reliable antimalware tools to provide complete security to your Mac. In this article, we have discussed ways to enhance your Mac’s security following different steps.

Update Software: To start with, you should opt to update your system with all available software updates you have lying on your notification bar. Here, all device manufacturers offer automatic software updates at regular intervals to keep your system performance and security intact.

Thus, you should be quick to find and install all such updates you receive on your system at regular intervals. To check software updates manually, simply head to Apple menu and select “Software Update”.

Enable Firewall: Firewall on your system helps you create a security wall against all malicious content coming to your system from online activities. Here, Firewall comes pre-installed but not necessarily enabled on your system.

To enable a firewall, head to “System Preferences” > “Security & Privacy” > “Firewall”. Before you enable Firewall, you need to mention administrator account details by clicking on padlock icon at the bottom-left corner of your screen. Now click “Turn on Firewall” option to enable the firewall and to make other necessary changes simply press “Firewall Options”.

Disable Automatic File Opening after Download: This built-in feature of Safari browser enables it to open all safe files automatically once they are downloaded. It is quite an effective feature but it has certain limitations as it could open or run a file that may contain some malicious content.

Further to avoid any trouble simply disable this setting in your browser. To do this, head to “Safari Preferences” and head to the “General” tab and uncheck “Open safe files after downloading” option.  

Install Reliable Antimalware: Unlike early days when Macs were in the bottom of the preferred list by cybercriminals to attack, today Macs are as vulnerable as Windows or any other system is. Despite Apple has tried to enhance Mac security with various built-in security & privacy features still they are not completely immune to cyber threats.

Thus, we suggest you install reliable anti-malware software for Mac to keep your system security unscathed.

Avoid Open Network: If open or free Wi-Fi lures you then it is the time to be vigilant towards the threats it carries. Open or unencrypted networks always remain on cybercriminals radar where they can easily break your system security with a small piece of malicious code.

Thus, we advise you use password protected and encrypted network to share all your important and sensitive data.

Conclusion: Using certain built-in features on your Mac, you can ascertain your system will perform well. Here, improved security features on your Mac helps you keep your system secure from all known and unknown security & privacy threats. Using reliable antimalware tools is another effective step to avoid malicious threats.

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About the author

Steven Hansen

Steven Hansen is a founder of Techeries. He is a specialist in digital security solution business design and development, virtualization and cloud computing R&D projects, establishment and management of software research direction. He also loves writing about data management and cyber security.