7/26/218:59 am The Practical Guide To Mac Security: Part 1, Introduction Check out the rest of the videos in this special course: The Practical Guide To Mac Security. An introduction to the 2021 edition of the Mac security course. Video Transcript: Hi, this is Gary with MacMost.com. Over the next few weeks I'm going to be presenting this second edition of my course The Practical Guide to Mac Security. This course is going to be free thanks to my great Patreon supporters. Go to MacMost.com/patreon. There you could read more about the Patreon Campaign. Join us and get exclusive content and course discounts. To start here's an introduction to the course. I'm Gary, the producer and host at MacMost.com. This is a security course geared towards typical Mac users. The course is going to start off by talking a lot about passwords. Passwords are key to protecting your Mac and you online accounts. You'll learn the difference between weak and strong passwords. You'll learn how to use tools like two-factor authentication and how to protect your accounts even if they are still using old fashioned things like security questions. You'll also going to learn how to protect yourself against scams like fishing attacks to make sure you keep all of your passwords, your Mac, and your online accounts safe. Next the course is going to go into dealing with keeping your Mac safe from malware. Your Mac includes malware protections and you'll learn about those and also practical rules that will keep your Mac safe and clean. Then you're going to learn about other techniques you may not associate with security but are in fact very important for keeping your Mac secure. For instance you should be using separate user accounts for every person that uses your Mac. You should be keeping good backups. You should be using techniques like Find My Mac and FireVault as well as protecting your Mac with an uninterruptible power supply. If you're going to be upgrading to a new Mac I'm going to show you how to make sure that you can get rid of your old Mac safely. The lessons here are geared toward everyday Mac users, not security professionals. For most users using their Macs at home or at work by following these rules and knowing about these techniques you can keep your Mac and your online accounts safe and secure. Related Subjects: Security (126 videos) Related Video Tutorials: No related posts. Comments: 2 Responses to “The Practical Guide To Mac Security: Part 1, Introduction” Philip Hurst 2 years ago I am using iPhone and iPad both with the latest versions of the iOS software. I am frequently asked to enter my password for my Apple ID, not just occasionally but sometimes several times a week. Then weeks may go by when all is calm, but then the request reappears over and over again. Why is this and what can I do about it? Gary Rosenzweig 2 years ago Philip: There can be a variety of reasons. A few times per week isn’t too bad. Comments Closed.