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by Tom Nelson

Macs have fairly good built-in security systems. They tend to have fewer issues with malware and viruses than some of the other popular computing platforms. But that doesn’t mean they’re totally secure.

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This is especially true if someone has physical access to your Mac, which can happen when a Mac is stolen or is used in an environment that allows easy access. In fact, bypassing the basic security provided by OS X’s user account system is a cakewalk.

It doesn’t require any special skills, just a bit of time and physical access.

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