When you use your Mac for work or play, you see windows and menus for the apps you use, for settings, and more. But these user-facing features are just a small part of what powers an operating system. In addition to all of the many calculations your Mac makes so your apps can do their work, displaying text and video, there are many under the hood security features that keep you and your data safe.
Over the years, Apple has added a number of robust security features to OS X, some of which you’ve heard of, and some that you might not know about. In this article, below, you will discover the less visible security features in OS X that protect you from hackers and malicious software, and that keep your data safe.
Read the rest of the article on The Mac Security Blog.