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How to use a VPN to keep your network data safe

If you're using a public wi-Fi hotspot, it's a good idea to protect yourself by using a virtual private network.

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How to password-protect your Mac--and keep other people from using it

Whether you just bought a brand new MacBook or are tethered to a long-lasting Mac Pro, use these password tips and OS X's security features to keep your data away from prying eyes.

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FileVault 2 encrypts your whole Mac, and Disk Utility can encrypt parts

Glenn Fleishman distills everything you need to know about encrypting files, disk images, or your Mac's entire hard drive.


How to encrypt your Mac with FileVault 2, and why you absolutely should

Apple made whole-disk encryption of your Mac as easy as a few clicks, but there are a few warnings you should heed.