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One of the noticeable changes in recent technology history is the emergence of the smart phone. Technological advances in these fields have created devices that have almost the equivalent power and functionality of desktop computers.
This instructional paper introduces a broad range of applicable security measures that can be taken to provide a basic level of resistance to intruders, malicious code and damage or compromise to ones PC and/or its electronic contents when using Macintosh OSX.
This paper is an introduction to the security implications of Apple's latest offering (Mac OS X 10.1.4 at the time of this writing), providing particular focus on NetInfo, Mac OS X's directory system, and is intended to be a starting point for your own research
iOS is the name of Apple’s mobile operating system. Previous to June 2010, it was known as the iPhone OS. Released in the summer of 2007, the first generation iPhone OS was a spectacular hit in the blackberry-dominated smartphone market.