posted on Apr, 15 2012 @ 07:51 AM
As an IT consultant who has to deal with this everyday, don't take this the wrong way
These rules apply to all aspects of IT not just one operating system
1) Admit and understand Mac's DO Get Virus's and you are not immune.
2) Don't click on links or open emails that you weren't expecting.
3) Add a password on the computer and a lockout timer.
4) Understand your computer: is it running slow?, are you going to pages you went expecting? High usage's?
5) Never ever store passwords or sensitive information on the computer
6) Get into a good habit of clearing internet cache data
7) Use a virus scanner and check you are updated (make sure you scan removable media such as USB keys)
8) Double check all your default passwords have been changed regularly
9) Don't use the same password for all your sites, ie (banks, ats, email, login password etc)
Just a few tips, you'd be surprised of the number of users I see on a daily basis who still have the mindset Macs are 100% secure.
Changing your attitude towards computers is the best way to prevent cyber attacks, anti-virus software and patches only go so far.