MacOS was formerly believed to be impervious to all types of security threats, including spyware, malware, and adware. However, research has shown that new dangerous software is capable of bypassing firewalls and jeopardizing the user’s privacy.
Today, we’ll look at four methods to improve the security of your macOS.
Consider disabling automatic login
When you get your Mac, the first thing you should do is install the latest version of OS X and establish a user account. Additionally, there is an option to log in automatically upon startup. This is an excellent choice if you just use your computer at home.
As Intego points out, automatic login allows anybody who comes across a computer to switch it on and immediately access your data. In response to this, it is suggested that auto-login be disabled. That way, anybody who does not have your login or password will be unable to access your Mac without your permission.
Get rid of Stand Alone Adobe Flash Player
Adobe Flash Player has many security flaws that hackers may use to gain access to your data. Constant software updates are required to address these vulnerabilities. If you neglect to update it, you expose yourself to dangers such as spyware. The prudent course of action is to remove it and replace it with another secure piece of software that does the same tasks.
Utilize a Password Manager to defend against phishing attacks
Having a password is beneficial since it ensures that your Mac is only accessible to you or those you approve of. However, the more complex the password, the greater the likelihood that it will be forgotten. As a result, it is advised that you use a secure password manager. This convenient tool will safeguard you against phishing attempts and other dangers.
Protect your private data with an encrypted disk image
According to a MacWorld article, all sensitive data should be kept on an encrypted disk image rather than in the home folder. To access the disk image, the password must be entered. Additionally, deleting confidential data that you will no longer need prevents others from accessing it. Securely empty the trash using the Finder’s Secure Empty Trash option to guarantee that no traces of the files remain on your hard drive. Take note that certain data recovery programs may rebuild and recover deleted files using traces.
Protect your macOS by following these four tried-and-true security recommendations.