Need help setting preferences in Mavericks

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  1. hassiman, Apr 12, 2014
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    hassiman macrumors member

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    Hi,



    I need advice on how to best set up user accounts on Mavericks.



    I must set up an Administrative account...Any suggestion for best settings here to protect against targeted malicious exploits?



    I would also like to set up two user accounts for everyday work with applications and Internet browsing done in such a way that the machine would be protected from malicious attacks but with a minimum of inconvenience for the users ( myself and my wife ).



    Thanks
    Mac Pro, 2013 MacPro quad ccore 3.7GHz, 16GB

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  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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    In the Mac I would suggest using OpenDNS. Once you setup an free home account you can block known trojan host sites on the internet from your router. Look at this video:

     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Personally, I don't see the need for multiple accounts, I use a single admin account. Either way you'll get prompted to install an app that requires elevated rights for an install.

    I don't think you're gaining any extra protection and you're making more work for yourself.

    The opendns suggestion is a good one, I use that for parental controls.
     
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    I'd also recommend Norton DNS, which does the same job. Symantec's a pretty respectable company in tackling malware and malicious stuff.
     
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    I wouldn't trust anything on Symantec on an OS X machine ever again!
     

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