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Is your MacBook secure?

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There is something about MacBook that pulls everyone’s strings. Be it the look or the performance, MacBook delivers the best.

With the outstanding features, the threat of thieves and hackers comes included in the package. It is prone to attract a lot of negative attention, therefore the need to protect it is even higher.

Having said that, there are plenty of ways by which you can safeguard your MacBook. Let us take a look at tips to make your laptop impenetrable:

1. Always remain updated

To keep your laptop safe, it is important to keep it updated as per the latest software. Although there are regular notifications sent by macOS, you can look out for updates manually as well. You can look out for software updates in Finder, under the heading About This Mac. Keeping up with the software updates will help you keep the hackers at bay, and protect your MacBook.

2. Make use of Firewall

The Mac operating systems tend to make their built-in firewall. This firewall helps to protect the intruders from entering into the MacBook, through LAN or Internet. It will keep the personal data in your laptop safe.

To enable the firewall on your MacBook, you can go to the System Preferences, and then click on Security and Privacy. Under this setting, you can find the Firewall setting.

3. Encryption to the rescue

Another feature that can secure your precious MacBook is Encryption. There is a feature called FileVault, that is used for encrypting the data. The feature is disabled by default, so to encrypt your data on MacBook, you need to enable the feature.

On your MacBook laptop, you can go to the FileVault tab to enable the encryption feature. There, you can select the preferred radio button, to choose if you want to access the data or generate the decryption key to do so.

4. Use a strong password

As obvious as it sounds, having a complex, strong password is a full-proof method of securing the MacBook. With a strong password for your laptop, it can keep unethical hackers from entering into it. To secure your laptop, you can opt for a complex password or take help from the Password Assistant Tool which is built-in in the MacBook.

5. Get an antivirus

In addition to the tips mentioned above, you can also get an antivirus for your MacBook. It can help you in securing the third-party downloads, and keep your laptop safe from imminent threats.

It wouldn’t be wrong to point out that our lives revolve around our devices. A MacBook will hold all the information that you need, and that is important. Compromising on the security of your MacBook is not advisable.

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