Mac Security

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by standingquiet, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. standingquiet macrumors 6502

    standingquiet

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    Hey Guys,

    I know Virus's aint really an issue on Macs but are any security programs worth having? For example to kept your personal data safe from phishing etc... I see there's some sort of standard security on a mac is this enough?

    There's security updates on Apple's site how to i know what version i currently have?

    Thanks for taking the time to read this

    Mac Newbie

    Matt
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    Programs typically can't protect against phishing, since they rely on the social engineering angle of attack as opposed to a technical one.

    Little Snitch is a handy firewall program.
     
  3. standingquiet thread starter macrumors 6502

    standingquiet

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    Thanks for that mate so all you need is a firewall really?
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Software Update will inform you when you're out of date.
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    A firewall and some common sense, the latter of which is OS-independent :p
     

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