Author(s): Joe Kissell
This is your essential, no-holds-barred guide to Mac security threats and solutions. Myth number one: Macs are safer than PCs. Not really, says author Joe Kissell, named one of MacTech's '25 Most Influential People' in the Mac community for 2008. In this timely guide, he not only takes you beyond the myths, he also delves into the nitty-gritty of each potential threat, helping you weigh the pros and cons of the solutions you might choose. Learn to measure risk versus inconvenience, make informed decisions, and protect your Mac computers, your privacy, and your data with this essential guide. This title explains the security threats to Macs, including data in transit from your e-mail or network, and malware such as viruses, worms, and Trojan horses; these threats, formerly the exclusive worry of PC users, now increasingly threaten Macs. It explores physical security and hardware barriers, software settings, third-party solutions, and more. It shows Mac OS X users how to develop and enforce security policies. It covers security for Windows running on a Mac with Boot Camp, virtualization software such as Parallels Desktop or VMware Fusion, and more.
Joe Kissell was named one of MacTech's 25 most influential people in the Mac community for 2007. He's a senior contributor to Macworld and the senior editor of TidBITS, a website and weekly email newsletter about Macintosh and the Internet. Joe has worked in the Mac software industry since the early 1990s, including positions managing software development for Nisus Software and the Kensington Technology Group. He's the author of numerous books on Mac software.