It takes only a moment to steal a computer, so take some security precautions.
While a virus will simply “arrive” in an email or on an infected disc, you generally need to go and get a trojan, or someone will deliberately send it to you.
If an alert pops up on your Mac asking for your permission or password to do something then stop and think about it before just clicking OK.
Keep your Mac Operating System software updated to help avoid the (rare) malware that’s trying to sneak in and do harm.
Set a password on your Mac’s screensaver to help keep intruders out.
Mac OS X makes it easy to keep your files safe from prying eyes. Here’s how.