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[liberationtech] advice on securing a new computer

Joseph Mornin joseph at mornin.org
Sun Jan 27 17:09:08 PST 2013


Apple publishes a security configuration guide for OS X: 
https://ssl.apple.com/support/security/guides/

The NSA also publishes hardening tips: 
http://www.nsa.gov/ia/_files/factsheets/macosx_10_6_hardeningtips.pdf

Cheers,
Joe

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Joseph Mornin
http://www.mornin.org/

On 1/27/13 4:52 PM, sam de silva wrote:
> Hi there,
>
> Are there any guides that tell me how to make a new computer secure, for both use and connecting and communicating via the net?
>
> My set up is as follows:
>
> - Macbook Pro, running Mac OS 10.6.8
>
> My requirements are as follows:
>
> - I am almost always connected to the net, and need fast access, and full web-browsing experience
> - I'd like to block apps from sending out / receiving data from the net
> - I'd like a secure cloud storage space for my own stuff and occasionally share with others
> - My workplace is Microsoft-based we have email via IMAP. I'd like to have the option to send encrypted (PGP) emails to others.
> - I'd like to secure the email that's stored on my laptop. I'd like to use Apple Mail as my client.
> - I travel often, and I'd prefer not to have my data fall in to the wrong hands.
>
> - I am not a geek, but can install my own applications and if guided properly can do terminal stuff
>
> ---
>
> Any feedback or direction appreciated.
>
> Best, Sam :-)
>
>
> --------------------------------
> Sam de Silva
> skype: samonthenet
> sam at media.com.au
> +61 412 238 041
>
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