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How to Delete & Disable Significant Locations Data on Mac

Sep 5, 2019 - 2 Comments
How to clear and disable Significant Locations on Mac

Want to clear and disable Significant Locations data stored on your Mac? For some quick background, your Mac will attempt to determine what locations are significant to you in order to provide you with location related information for Maps, Photos, Calendars, and with other apps too. These stored places are referred to as “Significant Locations” … Read More

You Can Jailbreak iOS 12.4 on iPhone or iPad with unc0ver

Aug 19, 2019 - 4 Comments
unc0ver jailbreak for iOS 12.4

A jailbreak for iOS 12.4 has surfaced and is now available using an application called “unc0ver”. The jailbreak exploits could also be used for more nefarious purposes by unscrupulous individuals, and is therefore best to avoid for the vast majority of iPhone and iPad users. The unc0ver application works to jailbreak any iPhone or iPad … Read More

How to Disable Passcode on iPhone or iPad

Aug 18, 2019 - 3 Comments
How to disable passcode on iPhone or iPad

Occasionally, some users may wish to turn off the passcode on iPhone or iPad. Disabling the passcode on iPhone or iPad is easy, but it’s not necessarily recommended due to privacy and security reasons, so therefore it’s only wise to turn off the passcode on an iPad or iPhone for very specific reasons. By disabling … Read More

How to Install Malwarebytes on Mac to Scan for Malware & Adware

Aug 5, 2019 - 14 Comments
How to install Malwarebytes and scan and clean Mac malware adware virus etc

Malwarebytes for Mac is a popular and respected anti-malware tool for Mac that can help to clear a Mac of malware, ransomware, and viruses. While users can follow some simple tips to protect a Mac from viruses and trojans, and MacOS is fairly secure as-is from malware, junk ware, and adware, many Mac users often … Read More

How to Disable Camera Access for Apps on iPhone & iPad

Jul 24, 2019 - 2 Comments

Want to disable Camera access for an app on iPhone or iPad? At any time, you can easily revoke camera access for any application on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. By turning off camera access for an app, that app will no longer be able to use either the front or rear cameras on … Read More

How to Stop Apps from Using Camera on Mac

Jul 11, 2019 - 10 Comments
Prevent App Camera Access on Mac

Want to prevent a Mac app from using the camera on your computer? MacOS makes it easy to manually control and manage which apps can access the front-facing camera on a Mac. Being able to manually control which apps access the camera on a Mac can be helpful for privacy and security purposes, and perhaps … Read More

How to Disable Background App Refresh on iPhone & iPad

May 29, 2019 - 4 Comments
How to disable Background App Refresh on iPhone or iPad

Don’t want iPhone or iPad apps to update or transmit data in the background when not in use? You can turn that feature off easily in iOS. If you’re concerned about iPhone and iPad apps tracking you or transmitting data when they’re not in use, as discussed in a recently popularized Washington Post article, an … Read More

How to Enable Full Mitigation for MDS / Zombieload on Mac

May 27, 2019 - 7 Comments
Full mitigation against MDS Zombieload on the Mac requires disabling hyper-threading on Intel CPU

Advanced Mac users who are in a particularly strong adversarial threat environment may feel the need to enable full mitigation for the Intel MDS processor vulnerability on their Mac computers (and PCs for that matter). MDS stands for Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS), colloquially called “Zombieload”, and is basically a vulnerability on the actual Intel processor … Read More

How to Change Passcode on iPhone or iPad

Apr 4, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How to change passcode on iPhone or iPad

A passcode is used on iPhone and iPad as an authentication method to access and unlock an iOS device, often as an adjunct or alternative to the biometric authentication methods of Face ID and Touch ID. Most iPhone and iPad users enable an iOS passcode when setting up their iOS device, but later some users … Read More

How to Setup a WyzeCam Security Camera with Motion Detection Alerts Sent to Your iPhone

Feb 9, 2019 - 10 Comments
Wyzecam

How to Change IP Address & GeoLocation for Web Browsing with Epic

Jan 30, 2019 - 9 Comments
Choose the IP location in Epic

Ever wanted to change your IP address or geolocation when using the web? Whether for privacy reasons, or to access certain regions web content, with Epic Browser, you can easily do either. While the privacy use-case is fairly obvious (maybe you just want to be a bit of anonymity while you browse the web), the … Read More

Serious FaceTime Bug Allows Eavesdropping of Microphone on iPhone & Mac, Here’s How to Protect Yourself

Jan 28, 2019 - 10 Comments
FaceTime

A serious privacy bug has been discovered in FaceTime for iOS and MacOS that allows remote eavesdropping on another persons iPhone or Mac, even if they don’t pick up and answer the FaceTime call. Essentially this means that anyone can remotely listen to the microphone of a targeted iPhone or Mac by a remarkably simple … Read More

How to Add a Second Person or Face to Face ID on iPhone or iPad

Dec 14, 2018 - Leave a Comment
How to add a second face to Face ID on iOS

You can add a second person to Face ID for authentication on an iPhone or iPad. Alternatively, you can use this same feature to add your own face again but with a vastly different appearance. For example, maybe you want to add your spouses face to Face ID so they can unlock your iPhone or … Read More

How to Fix “Unlock iPhone to Use Accessories” USB Message

Nov 21, 2018 - 12 Comments
How to disable USB accessory unlock iPhone message

If you have connected an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to a USB accessory, or even a Mac or PC lately, you may have seen an “USB Accessory – Unlock iPhone to use accessories” message appear on the screen (or “Unlock iPad to use accessories” for iPad of course). This message appears on screen due … Read More

How to Delete All Google Search Activity from a Google Account

Oct 28, 2018 - 3 Comments
How to delete all Google search activity

Google has made it easier to delete all Google search activity data that is related to your Google account, meaning all the stuff you have searched google.com for and clicked on while logged into a Google account, you’ll be able to clear out and permanently delete if you feel the need to do so. This … Read More

How to Enable System Integrity Protection in Mac OS

Aug 9, 2018 - 2 Comments
How to Enable SIP System Integrity Protection on Mac

Modern versions of Mac OS ship with System Integrity Protection (SIP) enabled by default, which aims to protect critical system folders by locking them down, and the vast majority of Mac users should always keep SIP enabled for that added protection. Nonetheless sometimes Mac users must disable SIP in Mac OS in order to modify … Read More

How to Check if System Integrity Protection (SIP) is Enabled on Mac

Aug 1, 2018 - 15 Comments
How to Enable SIP System Integrity Protection on Mac

System Integrity Protection (SIP) locks down certain Mac OS system folders to prevent modification, execution, and deletion of critical system-level files on the Mac, even with a root user account. While the SIP security feature is enabled by default on all modern Mac OS releases, you may find yourself in various situations where you need … Read More

Top Mac Malware & Threats: Watch a MacAdmins Presentation on MacOS Threat Landscape [Video]

Jul 27, 2018 - 11 Comments
Mac malware presentation from Thomas Reed

Are you interested in seeing a non-alarmist, data-driven, and realistic assessment of the existing malware threat environment for the Mac platform? If so, you’ll want to watch this hour long presentation from Thomas Reed of Malwarebytes. Recorded at the 2018 MacAdmins conference at Penn State University, Mr Reed uses hard data found from the Malwarebytes … Read More

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