If you use an iPhone or iPad, you now that the their OS receives frequent updates. It’s important to apply these as soon as possible to avoid security issues. When you see news about iOS updates, look in the Settings apps if an update is available. Also, major updates almost always occur in late September […]
The Messages app on any iPhone or Mac collects both your SMS texts and iMessage chats. For the latter, you can configure a setting that disables notifications for any iMessage from a phone number or email address that’s not already in your contacts list. That can filter out phishing scams and general message spam.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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