The Practical Guide To Mac Security (2021)

This is a free course offered by MacMost. Watch 20 videos for regular Mac users about how to prevent online account theft, malware and other disasters. By following these common-sense techniques you can keep your Mac secure and prevent problems.

You can also view all of these in a playlist on YouTube: The Practical Guide To Mac Security on YouTube.

Part 1: Introduction

Protecting Your Online Accounts

Part 2: Passwords

Part 3: Password Managers

Part 4: Two-Factor Authentication

Part 5: Security Questions

Part 6: Social Engineering

Part 7: VPN

Part 8: Handling Account Break-Ins

Protecting Your Mac From Malware

Part 9: Do You Need Anti-Virus

Part 10: Three Rules To Protect Your Mac

Part 11: Mac User Accounts

Protecting Your Data From Disasters

Part 12: Back Up With Time Machine

Part 13: Alternative Backups

Part 14: iCloud Drive

Part 15: FileVault

Part 16: Uninterruptible Power Supply

Part 17: Find My Mac

More Topics

Part 18: Private Browsing

Part 19: Touch ID

Part 20: Erasing Your Mac

Links and References

Apple: How to find your saved passwords on your Mac

Apple: Change Passwords preferences in Safari on Mac

Password Managers

Apple: Two-factor authentication for Apple ID

Google: Stronger security for your Google Account

Facebook: What is two-factor authentication and how does it work on Facebook?

Microsoft: How to use two-step verification with your Microsoft account

U.S. Government: Online Safety

FTC: Online Security

FBI: Scams and Safety

Reddit: Scams Subreddit

Apple: Contact Apple for help with Apple ID account security

VPN Services
Private Internet Access:

Apple: Set up users, guests, and groups on Mac

Apple: Back up your Mac with Time Machine

Apple: Restore your Mac from a backup

Online Backup

Apple: Protecting against malware in macOS

Apple: Protect your Mac from malware

Apple: Use FileVault to encrypt the startup disk on your Mac

Apple: iCloud security overview

Apple: If your Mac is lost or stolen

Apple: What to do before you sell, give away, or trade in your Mac

Apple: How to erase an Intel-based Mac

Apple: How to erase a Mac with Apple silicon