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How To Go The Extra Mile With Mac Cybersecurity In 2021

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After a long and stressful 2020, everyone is looking forward to a better time ahead. Securing your devices is one aspect of making the New Year stress-free. While the risk of hacking attacks persists, cybersecurity need not be complicated.  If you are a Mac owner, you are probably in a good place because these devices come with built-in security settings. However, most users fail to use them effectively, making data and privacy vulnerable when you are online. It makes sense to go the extra mile with Mac security so that you can ward off even the most sophisticated cybersecurity threats in 2021. Here are some tips you can rely on.

Update the OS and programs

Ensuring that your MacOS and programs are up-to-date is the simplest way to keep it safe from hackers. Outdated software makes it an easy target for cybercriminals because they know the security vulnerabilities. However, developers patch them in updated versions, so hackers have no chance left to compromise your system. Updating your Mac right now is your best bet, while you can keep doing it as and when new updates arrive.

Use reliable anti-virus

Apple's built-in security features are remarkable, but you cannot rely on them to keep your device 100% safe from threats like malware, ransomware, phishing attacks, and data breaches. However, reliable anti-virus can give the extra layer of protection against all kinds of online threats. It is an investment that you shouldn't miss out on to keep your Mac safe throughout 2021.

Prioritize browsing security

Staying secure as you browse online is one of the biggest challenges for users because wrong practices expose the device to the risk of malicious sites and phishing attacks. It is best to stick with a privacy-focused browser, open only credible websites and be careful when you download something. Browsing the web incognito is a good idea. Clearing the cache also helps, so you should clean it up frequently. Just a little care and caution with your browsing habits can save you from a lot of trouble.

Install a VPN

If you are serious about Mac cybersecurity, installing a Virtual Private Network is a smart move. A VPN disguises the original IP address by replacing it with one in a different location. You are completely anonymous online, so hackers will be unable to trace your connection. Moreover, VPNs encrypt the browsing data, which means that you have an additional security layer while surfing the net.

Use a Password Manager

You can secure your device with a secure password, but it's not enough. With most activities happening online these days, it becomes vital to fortify your online accounts with strong passwords. A password manager does it all from the security perspective. It saves your passwords securely, creates new complex passwords instantly, saves time when you log in to sites and apps, and stores credit card information for shopping online.

Ensuring Mac cybersecurity isn't a lot of work, but it goes a long way in keeping the device safe and users stress-free. Start your New Year with these simple steps, and your Mac will surely have a safe and happy one!

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Published Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:36 AM by David Marshall
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