How to protect your Mac

Posted on Sunday, May 28 2006 @ 13:06 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
MacWorld has some tips on protecting your Mac, here's the first one:
1. Check Login and Startup Items: It’s easy to check your Login Items. Go to the Accounts system preferences panel and click the Login Items tab to see what’s listed. Here, you’ll find items that automatically run whenever you log in—or, if your Mac is set up to automatically log you in, whenever you start up the Mac (see “Check Behind the Scenes”). Don’t forget to look in /Library/StartupItems folder as well to see if anything’s configured to launch whenever the computer starts up, regardless of who logs in.
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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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