Like many Mac users, you believe that your built-in security system is enough to protect your computer from viruses and other malware. For a long time, this has been true. Apple’s highly rated stock security system has kept users relatively safe. Unfortunately, threats have grown more sophisticated in the past few years.
It’s the second most popular web browser in the world, but it doesn’t mean that you are fully protected from online security hazards. Sure, Apple has done their utmost to secure Safari, and for all intents and purposes, they have done a very good job. There is some onus on the user themselves to fine-tune […]
You’ve probably heard that Macs are more secure that Windows PCs. And, in general, that tends to be true. Very few if any viruses are written specifically for macOS. However, only a portion of online security risks come by way of viruses. These days, you’re more likely to get taken in by a web-based scam […]
In a recently released report by Symantec, the security threat to Apple users has been highlighted.Â The report starts on an alarming note: “A rising number of threat actors have begun developing malware designed to infect devices running on Mac OS X or iOS.” While it used to be that Mac users put their feet up […]
As if we didn’t have enough to worry about with various governmental agencies constantly listening in on our phone calls and reading our private emails. A new report from Russian news site Sputnik indicates that National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden refuses to use an iPhone because he believes that iOS contains secret spyware that can activate […]
Here we go again with privacy issues, and advocates are already up in arms about the recently discovered problem that Yosemite’s Spotlight snoops on your location. That basically means that whatever search you do using Spotlight, your location data goes to Apple servers, which we know can be compromised. Source Worse, the very same data […]
The iCloud snafu that recently occurred has got everyone up in arms, with Apple being the target of all sorts of criticism, perhaps some of it even justified. Yesterday, Brian took a look at iCloud and its security, concluding that “iCloud is as secure as it can be, as long as you treat it with […]
You know how reassuring Apple Activation Lock can be? If the dreaded thing happens – your iPhone gets stolen by some miscreant – you have the power of the “kill switch”, thanks to Apple. With this recent news, though, one can’t be too cocky about having the built-in anti-theft protection. A hacker duo, who calls themselves Team […]
Sooner or later, everybody needs information from Apple or help solving a problem. 10 little-known pages at apple.com can resolve virtually any issue you may encounter. Here’s a handy quick-reference to 10 crucial Apple URLs.