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

OUCH! -- Social Engineering
  https://www.securingthehuman.org/newsletters/ouch/issues/OUCH-201411_en.pdf



OUCH! -- Phishing
  https://www.securingthehuman.org/newsletters/ouch/issues/OUCH-201512_en.pdf
Identifying Fraudulent "phishing" Email
  https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204759
Expect Phishers to Up Their Game in 2016
  https://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/12/expect-phishers-to-up-their-game-in-2016/


  


WHAT IS A SECURE CONNECTION TO THE INTERNET?
  Cellular connections (not Wi-Fi) are encypted and SECURE.

  Wi-Fi at Universities, Hotels, Libraries, Coffee Shops, etc.
  IS NOT SECURE. Any computer on those networks may have
  malware harvesting EVERYTHING you say, type and read.

  When using a public Wi-Fi network use a VPN. A VPN secures
  your device's internet connection to guarantee that all data
  you are sending and receiving is encrypted and secure from
  prying eyes. Iowa State requires its students to use a VPN.
  Couple of excellent VPN services: TotalVPN and ProXPN.

Krebs Three Rules
  http://krebsonsecurity.com/2011/05/krebss-3-basic-rules-for-online-safety/

OUCH! --Four Steps to Staying Secure
  http://securingthehuman.sans.org/newsletters/ouch/issues/OUCH-201610_en.pdf

Mac security facts and fallacies
  https://blog.malwarebytes.com/101/2017/03/mac-security-facts-and-fallacies/

AppCleaner
  http://www.freemacsoft.net/appcleaner/
  http://osxdaily.com/2014/07/31/manual-complete-app-removal-mac-os-x-terminal/

  AppCleaner is a small application which allows you to
  thoroughly uninstall unwanted apps. Installing an
  application distributes many files throughout your System
  using space of your Hard Drive unnecessarily. AppCleaner
  finds all these small files and safely deletes them.

Speeding up your Mac
  http://www.macissues.com/2014/06/26/how-to-speed-up-your-old-mac/
  http://9to5mac.com/2015/10/16/how-to-make-your-mac-run-silent-cool-fast-os-x-el-capitan/
  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.


Disk Utility
  Use Disk Utility to manage internal disks and external
  storage devices. You can organize and manage your data by
  dividing your disk into sections called partitions. Each
  properly formatted partition appears as a volume in the
  Finder, where you can store your files. You can also store
  files in a disk image, a single file you can use to move
  files from one computer to another or to back up and archive
  your work.

  

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

Internet Down?
  http://edu-observatory.org/media/Down/index.html

Staying Informed
  http://edu-observatory.org/media/News_Apple/index.html

MacTracker
  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mactracker/id430255202?mt=12




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. These combinations work with
  Intel-based Mac computers. 

  



 
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