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OS X Mountain Lion: Advanced pane of Security & Privacy preferences

Advanced pane of Security & Privacy preferences

You can increase the security of all the accounts on your computer by selecting the appropriate settings from the Advanced pane of Security & Privacy preferences.

OPTION DESCRIPTION

Log out after...minutes of inactivity

Automatically logs out after the computer is idle for the given number of minutes.

Require an administrator password to access locked preferences

Prevents users from changing locked system preferences without an administrator’s password.

Automatically update safe downloads list

Apple keeps an updated list of malware that may try to compromise the security of your computer. Your computer is set, by default, to automatically update this information with the latest available.

Disable remote control infrared receiver

Stop your computer from being able to receive commands from an infrared remote control.

To configure your computer to respond to an infrared remote control, click Pair, and then follow the onscreen instructions.

Last Modified: Aug 8, 2013
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