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Apple Platform Security (May 2022) https://help.apple.com/pdf/security/en_US/apple-platform-security-guide.pdf macOS now scans for malware whenever it gets a chance https://eclecticlight.co/2022/08/30/macos-now-scans-for-malware-whenever-it-gets-a-chance/ In the last six months macOS malware protection has changed more than it did over the previous seven years. It has now gone fully pre-emptive, as active as many commercial anti-malware products, provided that your Mac is running Catalina or later. This article updates those I've previously written about Apple's new tool in the war against malware, XProtect Remediator. Who needs Ventura's Accessory Security? https://eclecticlight.co/2022/06/24/who-needs-venturas-accessory-security/ Human Behavior Managing Your Digital Stuff - Antivirus http://edu-observatory.org/olli/Manage/Antivirus.html Human Behavior Home Computer Security (for all computers and all users) http://edu-observatory.org/olli/HCS/index.html Phishing -- Do not respond to Phishing. Ignore. Delete. Passwords -- Use a password manager (and passkeys). Privacy -- Block Trackers, Do not give away information. Connecting -- Use a secure internet connection and/or a VPN. Backups -- Backup so that nothing can be lost. LAN -- Take responsibility for things on the internet. Update -- Keep everything updated.  

About This Mac > Resources Mac Support https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/welcome/mac https://support.apple.com/mac http://edu-observatory.org/olli/Apple_Resources/index.html Desktop https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201956 The Mac Desktop, like a furniture desktop, may be kept clean ready for some new project, or like some, piled with things (icons), such that one has to sort through to find this or that. There are several good reasons not to clutter your Desktop unnecessarily. One is that every icon is a running process that does take some Processor time. Upper Left (changes with each app) The Apple Menu - Upper Left Corner About This Mac Apple Manuals (Use the Mac Serial Number) http://support.apple.com/manuals Apps included on your Mac https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/view-built-in-apps-mchl110b00b7/mac Check Your Service and Support Coverage (Use the Mac Serial Number) https://selfsolve.apple.com/agreementWarrantyDynamic.do System Settings System Settings > General Upper Right WiFi Control Dock (a place for apps you use a lot) Finder (your file system) macOS User Guide https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/welcome/mac

Select items (files, folders, etc.) on your Mac screen https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/select-items-mchlp1378/mac Right-click on Mac (Mouse), Control-click (Trackpad) https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/right-click-mh35853/mac Use Multi-Touch gestures on your Mac Trackpad https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204895 Managing Your Digital Stuff - Finding "Lost" Files http://edu-observatory.org/olli/Apple_Resources/Finding.html sam.wormley@gmail.com