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Security: G4 Mini on 10.4.11?

 
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warp9
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:02 pm    Post subject: Security: G4 Mini on 10.4.11? Reply with quote

I have 2 G4 Minis...1.42Ghz. Great machines which I still use.

Both run Tiger. I am concerned about security issues of an OS no longer supported,and therefore no longer having security fixes issued for it.

Thoughts on how I can boost my security with what I have?

I have robust user names, firewall on, router firewall on, and everyday users are not admins.

thank you for any ideas on this!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't worried about Apple providing me security support for years.

I would suggest that you also set the firewall to stealth, or invisible, so that it doesn't return random pings.

The other thing I would suggest is to be aware of where you go on the internet. Only use the mail app for checking your mail, or have a different browser that you can use that only goes to certain sites.

That's about all I can think of.

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