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Unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch

Apple Watches are 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 to […]

Use system restore points as insurance against issues

If your computer starts slowing down and doesn’t respond to reboots, it could be time to return it to a system restore point. System restore functionality is native to both macOS and Windows. If enabled, it allows you to completely reset your operating system to a backup first created when all was still acting correctly.

Enable automatic backups on your Macbook or Windows PC

Backing up the data on your computer every so often is recommended. It protects against malware or ransomware wiping out important data on your device. The more often, the better. You can enable automatic backups with Apple Time Machine or Windows Backup and Restore. This allows you to “set it and forget it,” enabling backups […]

Set your PC or Mac to automatically log off

When you leave your computer, you don’t want somebody else getting unauthorized access to it. Setting an automatic logoff timer ensures that it’s not susceptible when you step away for an extended period. This can be easily done on both Windows and Mac operating systems.

Keep all your operating systems up-to-date

Computer and mobile device operating systems are regularly updated to stay in tune with technology requirements and to fix security holes. Be sure to install the updates to ensure your computer and devices have the latest protection.

Configure two-factor authentication for your Apple ID

To prevent unauthorized access to your Apple ID, set up two-factor authentication. Whenever a sign-in is attempted, both a correct password and a one-time code — sent to an iOS or macOS device registered with your Apple ID — are required for entry.