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macOS is known for being a secure and reliable operating system; however, there are still steps you can take to ensure that your keep your macOS secure as possible. Here are some tips for keeping your macOS secure:

  1. Keep your macOS Secure and all of your apps up to date. Apple regularly releases updates that include security fixes as part macOS updates.
  2. Use a strong, unique password for your Mac. Avoid using the same password for multiple accounts, and consider using a password manager, such as 1Password, to generate and store strong, unique passwords.
  3. Enable FileVault to encrypt your hard drive. This will help protect your data if your Mac is lost or stolen. Just be sure to have daily automatic backups of your data and files.
  4. Use a personal firewall to block incoming connections. A firewall can help protect your Mac from malicious attacks by blocking incoming connections from the internet.
  5. Don’t download software from untrusted sources; only download software from reputable websites or the App Store to reduce the risk of downloading malware. Downloading from third party or pirate websites is an easy way to be infected with viruses or malware.
  6. Install antivirus software. While Macs are less prone to viruses than other operating systems, it’s still a good idea to have business grade antivirus software.  Modern business grade antivirus can extra layer of protection without bogging down your Mac.

You can help keep your macOS secure and protect yourself from potential security threats with these six tips.