OS X : Safely Store Text

Book ExcerptTHIS slick trick is excerpted from Apple Training Series: Mac OS X Support Essentials v10.6: A Guide to Supporting and Troubleshooting Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard by Kevin M. White. In this chapter, you will examine the storage technology used by Mac OS X.

Safely Storing Secure Text
      The safest place to store secure text on your Mac is in keychains.
      In Keychain Access (open /Applications/Utilities/Keychain Access), you can create a new secure note by choosing File > New Secure Note Item from the menu bar.

coverThe only Apple-certified book on Mac OS X v10.6, this revised best-seller will take you deep inside the latest big-cat operating system – covering everything from installation to automation, customizing the operating system, supporting applications, setting up peripherals, and more. Whether you’re a support technician or simply an ardent Mac user, you’ll quickly learn and master the new features in Mac OS X 10.6, including native support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Following the learning objectives of the Apple Certified Support Professional exam, this self-paced book is a perfect guide for Apple’s training and a first-rate primer for computer support personnel who need to troubleshoot and optimize Mac OS X as part of their jobs. Chapter review sections and quizzes summarize and reinforce acquired knowledge.

Mac OS X Support Essentials: File Systems

In this chapter, you will examine the storage technology used by Mac OS X. Storage hardware like disk drives and RAID will be covered alongside logical storage concepts like partitions and volumes. You will learn how to properly manage and troubleshoot these storage assets and to manage storage security through ownership, permissions, and access control lists (ACLs).

This free chapter is from Apple Training Series: Mac OS X Support Essentials v10.6