5 Easy Mac Tips to Improve Your Online Privacy
There are several ways through which you can lose your important data and for this keep a regular backup is necessary. Also, exchanging and downloading files on your MacBook device can be a risky task as nowadays hackers mostly target the Mac devices. And, if unfortunately your private data gets stolen, then your identity and work details can be at risk.
Therefore, no matter whether you are using a personal device or official, there are a lot of actions you must incorporate to protect your privacy. For this purpose, you can contact the experts of MacBook Repair Dubai, else, read to find more.
Here’s How You Can Improve the Security of your MacBook Device
These are the basic tactics that you can apply to increase security and protect your data from hackers.
For Everyday Activities, Create a Standard Account
When you set up a new Mac account. OS X will ask you to type your name, user name as well as to enter a password. macOS X uses this information to create your first user account.
Furthermore, the first user account is considered as an administrator account. Here, you can install new software and after entering the password, perform other activities. However, sometimes this seems risky.
Occasionally, by mistake, an administrator can change or delete any files. Apart from this, they can even install malicious software. Also, other administrators can change the settings to the non-secure preference.
So, in order to perform daily activities, you are advised to create another standard account and sign in to the second account. Here, you can store your personal information and when an administrator password is required, enter the admin username and after that enter the password.
Enable the MacBook’s Security Features
macOS X has inbuilt security features that you can use to improve the security of your MacBook device. These are the basic configurations that you have to implement to make your device more protective.
Turn off the Automatic Login
In case, your Mac is stolen, disabling the automatic log in can protect your secret information. To do so, first, tap on the Apple menu icon. Next, hit the System Preferences button. Under System Preferences, scroll down and choose the ‘Users & Groups’ option. Next, you should hit the Login button. In addition, turn off the automatic login.
Disable the Auto-Join Feature
This is another important aspect that you can implement to secure your device. To implement the task, at first, proceed to the System Preferences section. In addition, open the Networks tab. Here, go to the bottom and choose the Wi-Fi that you wish to stop automatically.
Enable the FileVault Encryption
Your MacBook is stolen but you put a password for your account and think your data is protected, right? But actually you are not. Hackers can connect your MacBook to another computer via a USB or SATA cable and steal your data. The simplest way to protect your data is to use the in-build FileVault tool, encrypting your data.
To do so, follow the instructions provided below:
- First, click on the Apple icon and launch System Preferences. Under System Preferences, select the Time Machine option.
- Under the Time Machine preference pane hit the Select Backup Disk option. Furthermore, you should choose the drive that you wish to use for backup.
- Tick on the box beside the Encrypt Backups option. This will force the Time Machine to encrypt the backup data and after that, tap on the Use Disk option.
- For security reasons, type a backup password, and once done choose the Encrypt Disk option.
Then, your MacBook will encrypt the data. Depending on the size it might take some time to complete. When finished, simply restart your device to save the changes.
There are also several features that you might not know about and to use those features you need expert guidance. Just contact MacBook Repair Dubai and resolve all your queries and that too under one roof.
Monitor the Privacy Settings
Apart from all the above things, you are advised to monitor your privacy settings. To do so, again move to the System Preferences option. From there, proceed to the ‘Security & Privacy’ tab. Under here, locate and click on the Privacy option. Here, you will see all the master lists of all activities, along with the running applications. Check them thoroughly and if you think an unnecessary app is running, stop it.
Set up Find My Mac Feature
If you lose your MacBook and want to find your device, you can enable this inbuild Find My Mac feature. To enable this feature, move to the ‘Security & Privacy’ tab. Next, click on the Location Services option.
Thereafter, tap on the padlock and type your password. On the next screen, click on the Enable Location Service option. Then, tap on the Find My Mac option. Finally, reboot your device to save the changes.
Set the Privacy Settings of the Safari
You can also enable the privacy settings of the Safari to make your device more secure. To do so simultaneously press the Shift, Command, and N keys on the keyboard. It will enable private browsing. In the Safari menu, clean the history and cache data.
These ways you can protect your MacBook information. However, there are various other tips available that you may not know. Contact Macbook Repair Dubai and get to secure your data and repair your device irrespective of the variant.