By default, the setting is Allow Incoming Connections including both your local network and the Internet. However, you can choose Block Incoming Connections to prevent that application from receiving any communications.
You can also verify that the correct sharing services are still enabled in the Sharing pane within System Preferences. When you enable a service through the Sharing pane, El Capitan automatically adds that service to the Allowed list.
Open the System Preferences window and click the Sharing icon, and make sure that the services you want to provide are selected. Check out the brand new podcast series that makes learning easy with host Eric Martsolf. Learn More. Listen Now. Find Out More.
The default for automatic logout is 60 minutes but shorter is better. Require an admin password for system-wide changes. This helps protect against malware doing widespread damage. Control which apps are accessing your location.
Restrict which types of apps are allowed to run on your Mac. For more protection, grant permission only to the Mac App Store. Review which apps have access to sensitive data.
In particular, protect personal data such as your contacts and calendar info. Stop sending diagnostics and usage data. This data can include information such as the apps you use and your location. Check which sharing services are enabled.
Disable things like screen sharing, file sharing, printer sharing, remote login, etc. Our Privacy Essentials browser extension has built-in tracker network blocking, smarter encryption, and, of course, private search, all designed to operate seamlessly together while you search and browse the web.
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