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Mac Security Guides

Macs aren't immune to malware and, just like Windows, they require some 'hardening' to be secure. These Mac security guides will help you tweak Mac OS X security settings to be more secure online and off.

Macintosh Antivirus Reviews
Antivirus software for the Macintosh is in limited supply, but there's still plenty of Mac antivirus software from which to choose. This review looks at the good and bad apples in Mac antivirus software.

Macintosh Antivirus Reviews
Antivirus software for the Macintosh is in limited supply, but there's still plenty of Mac antivirus software from which to choose. This review looks at the good and bad apples in Mac antivirus software.

Best Free Antivirus for Mac
Scareware can trick Mac users into infecting their own systems. Fortunately, free Mac antivirus is available to help protect against such scams.

Macintosh Virus Lists
A partial list of viruses affecting Macintosh computers. By Kaspersky Labs.

Mac Virus FAQs
Do You Really Need Mac antivirus software? The answer to that and other frequently asked questions about Mac viruses and Macintosh antivirus software is provided in this Mac Virus FAQs.

Setting a Login Password for Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6
Passwords prevent unauthorized access to your computer. Setting login passwords is easy on Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard). Just follow the step-by-step instructions below.

Disable Guest Account in Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6
Unless you plan on sharing your MacBook or iMac with random people, there's really no good reason to have an active guest account. Follow these steps to disable the guest login account on Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6.

Configure Password Security Settings in Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6
So you've setup your login password and disabled the guest account. There's just one more set of password tweaks you need to make to secure your new Mac. Here's how to configure the general security settings to take full advantage of your system password.

How to Configure the Mac OS X Firewall
Firewalls are must-have protection, regardless of the operating system or hardware you choose. All versions of Mac OS X include a built-in firewall, but you will need to enable it or make a few tweaks for optimum security.

Focus on Macs
The About.com Focus on Macs site offers timely news, tips, and information dedicated to the Macintosh, and provides a forum for Macintosh users in need of advice or assistance.

Macintosh Viruses
Virus descriptions of some Macintosh viruses and discovered in the past.

Macintosh Virus Lists
A partial list of viruses affecting Macintosh computers. By Kaspersky Labs.

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