Some users, don’t know how to secure their Mac devices from all kind of threat and optimize their security settings. Webroot team has given method to optimize your Mac Security setting. And the user can install and activate Webroot in their Mac via www.webroot.com/safe. In this blog, you will read how to optimize your Mac security setting.
First, you will see the built-in security tools. Then, in System Preferences, you should click on Security & Privacy. Now, you will see 4 tabs — General, FileVault, Firewall, and Privacy. You should disable Automatic login and set password in General Tab. In FileVault tab, you should turn it on. In Firewall app, you should turn it on and review the apps and services. In Privacy tab, you should review the apps and data access. After this, you should click on the padlock icon to unlock your Mac security preferences and then make changes. Here, it will ask for your password.
2. Know What you are Sharing:
In System Preferences, you should click on Sharing. Then in the left side of the window, look at the list of all the sharing services. Here, the checked boxes will show you that what you are sharing at the moment. Then, you should click on a service which gives you the summary of what it does. At this point, you should go through the list just to ensure you are only sharing what you want to share.
3. Set your Browser’s Security Settings:
If you are using Safari or any other browser, you should open up Preferences and then find the tab(s) for security and privacy. Just read your options and then select which deactivates website tracking or also gives you the options of deleting tracking cookies. If in case, the browser offers “safe browsing” which report the fraudulent websites, just check that box too. At last, just check all your browser settings.
4. Always Update, Always Backup:
There are many Mac users, who forget or ignore the Mac security updates. It is advised you should installing these updates ASAP and also backing up your system for keeping your Mac healthy. Generally, updates patch vulnerabilities, increases security and also improve the performance of your device. And also Don’t forget to back up your Mac device.
5. Empty your trash securely:
Keep in mind when the user empty the Trash of their Mac device, then your files are not gone. They are just invisible to you, and can be overwritten in the future if your computer needs more space.
6. Use Find My Mac:
Find My Mac helps to locate your computer on a map by using GPS tracking, and also lock it & wipe all the data remotely. For this, you should go to System Preferences and then choose Security & Privacy and then click on Privacy, and after this, check Enable Location Services. Then, in System Preferences, you should choose iCloud, and scroll to the bottom of the box, just to Find My Mac. And then tick the box.
7. Install Webroot Antivirus:
You should install Webroot antivirus in Mc for the protection of your device from cyber threat. In public places, you should use VPN to hide your online activity. And also create strong and unique password so that hackers wont be able to steal your credentials.
For the installation of Webroot in Mac, you should visit to the official site of Webroot via www.webroot.com/safe.