Have you been wondering how to make sure your Mac is safe when you don’t want an antivirus app to help you? Are you looking to take charge of your Mac security and be good at protecting it yourself? Or do you want to know more about Apple’s built-in tools and take advantage of them to keep your Mac safe? Today, we’ll discuss this topic and figure out these questions. And by the end of this post, you probably have a good understanding of how you can protect your Mac simply.
Which Apple’s built-in tools are that can protect your Mac:
FileVault will encrypt all contents in automatic and secure all data on your disk. When you turn on the FileVault tool, your Mac will always require you login with your account password.
Firmware Password is a good method to stop other people who don’t have the password from logging in your Mac. When you turn on a Firmware password, any other people only can start up from the designated startup disk, so your disk is safe. Regarding how to turn on your firmware password, refer to the steps as:
If you haven’t turned on System Integrity Protection on your Mac, refer to steps as:
Usually, the Xprotect & MRT is enable by default. If you want to check if it is enabled, follow the steps as:
Click the Apple menu, select System Preferences, and click the App Store icon. Ensure the “Install system data files and security updates” option is enabled.
Keychain is a carefully crafted password management tool for Mac. It can be used to store all your accounts and passwords from servers, websites, apps and more securely. To protect your privacy and confidential information, keychain will cater to your needs. So, you can use Keychain Access on your Mac to manage your logins, passwords, and more.
Till now, you may have known how you can use the Apple’s built-in tools to protect your Mac.