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Set your PC or Mac to automatically log off

When you leave your computer, you don’t want somebody else getting unauthorized access to it. Setting an automatic logoff timer ensures that it’s not susceptible when you step away for an extended period. This can be easily done on both Windows and Mac operating systems.

Keep all your operating systems up-to-date

Computer and mobile device operating systems are regularly updated to stay in tune with technology requirements and to fix security holes. Be sure to install the updates to ensure your computer and devices have the latest protection.

Configure two-factor authentication for your Apple ID

To prevent unauthorized access to your Apple ID, set up two-factor authentication. Whenever a sign-in is attempted, both a correct password and a one-time code — sent to an iOS or macOS device registered with your Apple ID — are required for entry.

Learn about new iPhone backup steps on macOS

Backing up an iPhone via iTunes was once one of the most secure ways to make a full copy of all of your data and apps and transfer it to a new device. Starting with macOS Catalina, though, iTunes is no longer available. Backup now goes through Finder, but still provides options for encryption.

Use a long-term support release if you use Linux

There are many variants of Linux (called “distributions”) that can serve as full desktop operating systems that replace or complement more popular options like Microsoft Windows and Apple macOS. To ensure that the Linux distribution you’re using is secure, use a long-term support release. Long-term support means that it’s guaranteed to receive regular security updates […]

Set up a Guest account on macOS

If you have a Mac and need to share it with someone, you should set up a Guest account before doing so. This can be done from System Preferences -> Users and Groups. A Guest account provides minimal features, so that the user cannot do any damage to the operating system or your data.