Too many Mac users believe that because they have not experienced a problem with security or malware they are exempt from such problems. Unfortunately that is not the case.
These posts look at how any Mac user can "harden" their machines and be safer in their computing and browsing practices. There are also step-by-step directions for getting out of specific malware attacks. encrypting Mac files, hiding files and more.
Instructions on how to move Google Authenticator to a new iPhone so you don't lose access to accounts with two-factor authentication enabled.
Asking security questions after password authentication is not just pointless, it actually makes things less secure.
How to hide/secure files on your Mac: An easy approach to protecting your data by securing, hiding, and encrypting selected files and folders in Mac OS X.
A look at how security through obscurity (hiding files) is doomed to fail in Mac OS X, plus a look at some easy ways to truly secure files on your Mac.
They might seem like flip sides of the same coin but the techniques used to show hidden files on a Mac are not the best solution for securely hiding files.
The incognito or private mode in your web browser can offer you some additional privacy but not as much as you may think, and you still need to be careful.
Does "http://www.alerts-safari.info" say "Your Apple Device has been locked, due to security reasons"? Don't panic, it's not – just don't call the number!
A short guide to SSH keys and Mac OS X: How to create, find, share and add SSH Keys (and deal with related SSH errors and warnings) on Mac OS X.
How to open Safari without automatically re-opening windows/tabs from the last session. This can save you if you ever run into ransomware.
Using Google Authenticator to increase digital security through the use of multi-factor authentication.
Understanding the concept of multi-factor authentication really isn't that hard, but it is an important step towards better digital security.
Anybody who resents the high prices hotels charge for wifi might roll their eyes at the 'explanation' from Marriot but they were protecting their guests. The real question is at what cost?
Believing that rampant internet piracy cost as much as $250 million in box office revenue producer Avi Lerner is going after those that downloaded The Expendables 3 illegally.
We increasingly rely on passwords even as that security model becomes more vulnerable to sophisticated attacks and social engineering and human error remain serious threats.
We increasingly rely on our digital devices but that data is fragile. It can be lost instantly if the machine is stolen or damaged (fire, water, etc.) suffers mechanical failure or is infected by viruses or malware.
Unrestricted access to the web on your network devices introduces a number of problems including inappropriate/offensive/illegal content, malware and more.
Most of us rely on mobile devices but they – and the data they contain – are easily lost or stolen.
Accessing important information from public WiFi (the kind seen in coffee shops, airports, even in this hotel) is almost essential but potentially very dangerous.
The recent celebrity phone hacking scandal is a reminder that digital security is a vital component of our increasingly digital lives.
Employees will expect to use personal electronic devices in the workplace and employers need to be prepared with a BYOD (bring your own device) policy.
It is now almost essential for florists to extend wi-fi access to their clients during design consultations but it much be done safely and in a way that protects the client, network and data.