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Set a login code or biometric for your laptop

When you start up your laptop, do you have to enter a password to reach the home screen?  It’s good to implement these types of protections, but biometric options (fingerprint or facial scan, usually) are even better. They can’t be stolen or guessed like a password can, making them more secure. Windows Hello and Apple […]

Make sure USB Accessories are disabled on iOS

Apple iOS can restrict the access of certain hardware and software to a device while it’s locked. It’s important to prevent USB devices in particular from being able to connect to a locked iPhone or iPad. Open Settings -> FaceID & Passcode (or TouchID & Passcode) and scroll down to make sure USB devices aren’t […]

Use two-step authentication for your Apple ID

If you have an Apple ID, it might be worth it to set up two-factor authentication to prevent any unauthorized access. This is pretty easy to do from any Apple device. Afterward, new logins to your Apple ID will require your approval as well as confirmation of a PIN.

Send a password via AirDrop

Apple iOS and macOS each contain a built-in password manager, complete with a password generator. The passwords it creates are complicated, which is good for your account security. If you ever need to share one of them, you can do so via the Settings app, which provides an AirDrop option for securely sending a login […]

Share Wi-Fi passwords with Apple devices

When you have guests over, they might ask you for your Wi-Fi password. If you use Apple devices, you can share it easily without having to tell them what it actually is. Make sure Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are enabled on both devices, Personal Hotspot is turned off and your guest has your Apple ID in […]

On this day in history – Early destructive Apple virus from 1988

June, 1988: The CyberAIDS and Festering HateApple ProDOS viruses spreads from underground pirate BBS systems and starts infecting mainstream networks. Festering Hate was the last iteration of the CyberAIDS series extending back to 1985 and 1986. Unlike the few Apple viruses that had come before which were essentially annoying, but did no damage, the Festering […]