Learning Mac Computers - Security & Maintenance
http://edu-observatory.org/olli/Mac_Computers/Week6.html   or   index.html



Computer Security (including Macs, iPhones and iPads)
  http://edu-observatory.org/olli/HCS/index.html

Human Behavior Part I
  Phishing
  Passwords
  http://edu-observatory.org/olli/HCS/Week1.html

Human Behavior Part II
  Secure Connection to the Internet
  Backups
  Privacy
  http://edu-observatory.org/olli/HCS/Week2.html

Hardware Security
  Routers Security
  Printers Security
  http://edu-observatory.org/olli/HCS/Week3.html

Software Security
  Updates
  Krebs's Three Rules
  http://edu-observatory.org/olli/HCS/Week4.html

Recommended Security Setting
  System Preferences
  Safari
  Finder
  http://edu-observatory.org/mac/index.html

Third Party Apps to Check/Clean a Mac Computer
  MalwareBytes
    https://www.malwarebytes.org/mac-download/
  EtreCheck
    http://www.etresoft.com/etrecheck
  AppCleaner
    http://www.freemacsoft.net/appcleaner/
  PrivacyScan from Secure Mac
    https://www.securemac.com/privacyscan


Ad Blockers and Tracking Blockers (use all three)

  AdBlock Plus is a free extension that allows you to block
  annoying ads, disable tracking and block domains known to
  spread malware. Available for iOS, Android, Chrome, Firefox,
  Internet Explorer, and Safari, Adblock Plus uses filters
  that you choose to block all unwanted elements.
  
  DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials offers users state-of-the-art
  tools so that they can protect their sensitive data when
  browsing the Internet. It is equipped with several advanced
  features. For instance, this software package is able to
  detect those sites which are associated with hidden tracking
  algorithms. These are pointed out to the user and the
  programs can often be disabled. Forced encryption will
  likewise add an additional layer of protection; eliminating
  cookies and other data collection techniques. 
  
  Ghostery is also a free extension that puts the power in
  your hands to choose what to block, on a tracker-by-tracker
  or site-by-site basis, or combination of the two.
  
  Is your browser safe against tracking?
    https://panopticlick.eff.org
    https://www.grc.com/cookies/forensics.htm?day5qbbqyiwgp

Speeding up a slow Mac
  https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201262
  http://www.macissues.com/2014/06/26/how-to-speed-up-your-old-mac/
  http://www.macworld.com/article/1156418/speedier_mac.html
  https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3521 (advanced)

Activity Monitor
  Activity Monitor displays information about your processor,
  apps, disks, memory, and computer's network. You can use
  this information to determine what effect a process is
  having on performance and how much processor capability is
  being used. This information can be collected in a
  diagnostic report and sent to Apple Support to better help
  solve a problem.

Startup key combinations for Intel-based Macs
  http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201255

  Press and hold the keys immediately after you turn on your
  Mac and hear the startup sound. Keep holding until the
  described behavior occurs. 


 
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