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Disable “Find My Device” services for Apple devices

If you own an iPhone and/or Mac, you might enabled “Find My iPhone” or “Find My Mac” at some point. Although theoretically useful, these services can create major headaches if someone assembles just a few basic and often publicly available pieces of information, like your full name and last four digits of a credit card […]

Uninstall GPG/PGP email plugins (as of May 2018)

In May 2018, it was revealed that the commonly used encrypted email protocol PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) was vulnerable to a certain sophisticated cyber attack. This is unsurprising in a way, since PGP has been around for decades. For protection, you should uninstall any PGP plugins in emails clients like Apple Mail and Mozilla Thunderbird.

Use an Apple Watch to authenticate with a Mac

Apple Watches are increasingly popular accessories for purposes like fitness tracking, but they can also help with cybersecurity. You can unlock a Mac with an Apple Watch that’s powered on and currently on your wrist, as long as you’ve configured it in your Mac’s System Preferences. Doing so has the added benefit of requiring you […]

Finally! iOS 7 update against the wireless breach

New update for iOS 7, the operating system of iPhone and iPad, revealed the unprecedented scale of exposed passwords of hundreds of millions of users on wireless networks for more than year and a half! Users of Apple’s devices are used to a relatively high pace of updates, hence sometimes they wait a long time […]