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Columnist focuses on users for Mac OS X security

updated 02:10 pm EDT, Wed September 28, 2005

Securing Mac workstations

Ryan Faas yesterday published the latest addition to his Workstation Security series, "." The article suggests hiding usernames, advises against using password hints, and warns not to enable fast user switching in Mac OS X. Further topics include setting screensaver passwords or encouraging users to make use of the Mac OS X Keychain's Lock Screen feature. Disabling the root user and altering parameters of the "sudo" command while also restricting access to the NetInfo Manager application is suggested, or alternatively enabling root and assigning a cryptographically sound password.




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