Protect Your Macintosh

Protect Your Macintosh

by Bruce Schneier
     
 

In these days of multiuser and networked Macs, systems are in perpetual peril. It may be from viruses or theft, from lost or corrupted data or disaster. Trade journals, user groups, and bulletin boards all reflect users' desire to know how to secure their systems, particularly after media reports of increasing incidences of corporate espionage, new viruses, and

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In these days of multiuser and networked Macs, systems are in perpetual peril. It may be from viruses or theft, from lost or corrupted data or disaster. Trade journals, user groups, and bulletin boards all reflect users' desire to know how to secure their systems, particularly after media reports of increasing incidences of corporate espionage, new viruses, and recent disasters. This book tells readers everything they need to know to keep their Macs safe, whether they're standalone machines or part of a network, whether they're for an individual or an organization. It's the only book on security that specifically addresses the Macintosh.

Protect Your Macintosh is full of useful tips, suggestions, strategies, and solutions that will help readers prevent, detect, and recover from security failures. From physical security to virus protection, file encryption to file backup, network security to power protection, software integrity to disaster recovery - it's all in the book, plus lists of sources for up-to-date product information, and the author's opinion on which products are best and why. Because of the book's clear writing style, real-world examples, many figures and illustrations, and boxes with important points bulletted, it's just as useful for non-techies as it is for techies.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
To some, a secure Mac is as oxymoronic as jumbo shrimp. Neverless, Macs are in use in many organizations where secrecy is part of the daily landscape. Schneier details safe computing in 17 chapters, starting off by explaining how to protect yourself from spies and your competitors. He then examines viruses, software barriers, network protection, policies, disaster preparedness, and a host of other worries. Did you know that deleted files remain on your hard disk long after their file name disappears from your Trash? Protect Your Macintosh is not just for the paranoid but for anyone with nominal reasons (like personnel evaluations, time sheets, correspondence, or works in progress) to be concerned about security.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566091015
Publisher:
Peachpit Press
Publication date:
02/01/1995
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
7.76(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.72(d)

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