Learning Mac Computers - Privacy, Security &
Maintenance

http://edu-observatory.org/olli/Mac_Computers/Week6.html   or   index.html




PRIVACY
Apple's Approach To Privacy
  https://www.apple.com/privacy/
  https://www.apple.com/privacy/features/
  https://www.apple.com/privacy/manage-your-privacy/
iCloud Security Overview
  https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202303

Testing Privacy
  EFF -- Is your browser safe against tracking?
    https://coveryourtracks.eff.org
  Browser Fingerprinting
    https://pixelprivacy.com/resources/browser-fingerprinting/
  Web Browser Cookie Forensics
    https://www.grc.com/cookies/forensics.htm
    
  

Privacy When Using the Internet
  http://edu-observatory.org/olli/Privacy/index.html

Personal Safety User Guide
 https://help.apple.com/pdf/personal-safety/en_US/personal-safety-user-guide.pdf 








SECURITY Apple Platform Security https://support.apple.com/guide/security/welcome/web Security and your Apple ID https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201303 Two-Factor Authentication https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204915 Home Computer Security http://edu-observatory.org/olli/HCS/index.html Check if your Password has been compromised in a data breach https://haveibeenpwned.com https://haveibeenpwned.com/Passwords https://www.securemac.com/news/the-securemac-interview-troy-hunt-on-data-breaches Apple Security Updates (Do the Updates) https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201222 Anti-Malware, Monitoring, and Privacy Your Mac is secure - but your actions are not secure. Apple does a good job to protect us from malware. However we still get tricked into installing malware on our Macs. And I am finding malware on way too many Macs. Just because you see the promise to "Clean Your Mac" or "Make Your Mac Faster", what you are looking at is click bate to get you to install malware. Remember Krebs's first rule--If you didn't go looking for it, don't install it! So far Malwarebytes has been sufficient to check and remove malware. Scan with Malwarebytes every week. Patrick Wardle's security tools are proactive serving to protect, monitor and alert. However, some understanding of how your computer works is required. Mac Security. Built right in https://www.apple.com/macos/security/ Malwarebytes (free) https://www.malwarebytes.org/mac-download/ CleanMyMac X (not free, but excellent) https://macpaw.com AppCleaner http://www.freemacsoft.net/appcleaner/ Patrick Wardle -- Objective-see Security Tools (free) https://objective-see.com Objective-See was created to provide simple, yet effective macOS security tools. Always free of charge - no strings attached! Recommended Settings Finder, Safari, System Preferences http://edu-observatory.org/olli/Apple_Resources/Settings.html

MAINTENANCE Maximizing Battery Life and Lifespan https://www.apple.com/batteries/maximizing-performance/ Keep a Mac Healthy (clearing cache files) o Restart o Shutdown o Boot in Safe Mode (holding the Shift Key) https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201262 Speeding Up a Slow Mac https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/if-your-mac-runs-slowly-mchlp1731/mac https://www.applemust.com/18-ways-to-speed-up-an-older-slower-mac/ https://www.macworld.com/article/1156418/speedier_mac.html https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3521 (advanced) Check connectivity with speedtest (and more) http://edu-observatory.org/olli/Connectivity/index.html How to clean your Apple products https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204172 https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207123 https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MM6F3AM/A/polishing-cloth Use a microfiber cloth or microfiber wipe to remove grease, fingerprints, sneezes, viruses, germs, and other drbris.

APPLE SUPPORT https://support.apple.com https://support.apple.com/mac https://support.apple.com/iphone https://support.apple.com/ipad https://getsupport.apple.com 800-MY-APPLE (800-692-7753) Product Service and Repair Information https://support.apple.com/repair/products Apple Store - Jordan Creek Mall https://www.apple.com/retail/jordancreek/ https://concierge.apple.com/workshops/R109 Contact Apple About Security Issues https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201220 800-MY-APPLE (800-692-7753) HomeTown Tech (Macs and Windows PCs) http://hometowntech.com Ames@HomeTownTech.com 305 Kellogg Ave, Ames, IA 50010 Phone: (515) 233-8324 iTech Gurus - Urbandale (All Apple Products) https://itechgurus.com 8475 Hickman Rd., Urbandale, IA 50322 Phone: (515) 897-0006 CW Smith Computer Services & Repair (Macs and Windows PCs) cwpcmac@gmail.com https://facebook.com/cwsmithpcmac 2620 E. 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50316 Shop: (515) 897-7670 Mobile: (515) 577-1716

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