7 Mac Security Settings You Should Change

In a day and age where things are getting hacked into and security is being compromised all the time, it’s more important than ever to safeguard your own devices. Here are seven Mac security settings you should change.

You probably think it will never happen to you, but it very well could. Your Mac gets hacked into somehow, allowing the hacker on the other side to view all of your personal files, and even get access to your account passwords, which isn’t hard to do at all.

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We’ve talked about a handful of Mac privacy settings that are worth checking out and adjusting on your computer, and sometime privacy and security go hand-in-hand, but they’re not exactly the same thing.

Read: 10 Hidden OS X El Capitan Features

Security is necessary to protect yourself from being hacked and potentially having your personal information stolen. It’s probably not something that you want to happen, but your Mac could be exposed without you even knowing it.

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It’s important to go through your settings anyway and change around anything that might be beneficial to you, but if you’re not sure where to start, here are seven Mac security settings that you should change in order to put your mind at ease.

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Set Up a Login Password

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Set Up a Login Password

When you boot up your Mac, you may or may not come to a sign-in screen where you enter in your password. If not, anyone can access your Mac when you're not looking, and it doesn't take any effort.

Just like a passcode on your iPhone, it’s always a good idea to enable a login password on your Mac so that no one can physically access your computer when you're not around.

To do this, open up System Preferences and navigate to Security & Privacy > General. This is where you can set up a login password if you don't already have one set up.

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