Questions re older MacBook


Aspiring Daemon

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Greetings all,

I was given and older MacBook, which is externally in great shape. The OSX can, however, be upgraded only up to Snow Leopard, which appears to be highly regarded by the Apple fans. This, of, course means that safety patches are no longer provided. I would still like to use it, so I have some questions to Mac owners.

1. To access Internet, it will have to share network with other computes. Is there a way to prevent access to and data sharing with other computers at the OSX level? I can always use a FAT formatted flash drive and scan the data for malware, though, I expect such to be rare.
2. As a further precaution for protecting the networked computers, does OSX have any sort of monitoring for potential intrusion?

Kindest regards,