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10 Tips for Securing Your Macintosh


The saying, "Macs never get viruses" is no longer true. Recently, Macintoshes have been the center of malware attacks ranging from the Mac OS X version of the DNSChanger malware in 2011 to the most current Mac OS X Flashback trojan.

To increase the security on your Macintosh, see Secure List's 10 Tips for Boosting the Security of Your Mac.

Along with the tips that Secure List has provided, we recommend installing an anti-virus program on your Macintosh. The Univeristy maintains a site-license for McAfee VirusScan. For more information on McAfee VirusScan and the installation link, see McAfee VirusScan.

For assistance securing your Macintosh computer, please contact the Information Services Technology Service Desk.