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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

How to Recover Deleted Safari History on Mac

Jun 21, 2018 - 7 Comments

Have you ever wanted to recover deleted Safari history on a Mac? Maybe you unintentionally cleared all history and web data or deleted specific Safari history and you’d like to reverse those decisions and get the browsing history back? Or maybe you’re doing a little bit of investigative work for some reason or another, or … Read More

How to Stop Signal Showing Message Previews on Locked Screen of iPhone or iPad

May 18, 2018 - 2 Comments
Signal

Signal is the encrypted messaging app that is used by many privacy conscious individuals on various platforms, but the Signal app defaults to showing a message preview on the locked screen of an iPhone or iPad, which may be convenient but it’s not particularly private. Given that Signal is typically sought out by users specifically … Read More

How to Disable Loading of Remote Content & Images in Mail for Mac

May 14, 2018 - 2 Comments
Mail app icon

Emails often contain remotely loaded content, and most email clients, the Mac Mail app included, will default to automatically loading those remote images and remote content into an email. This is convenient and desired by many as it makes HTML and rich emails appear as intended, including things like HTML signatures. But loading of remote … Read More

How to Setup & Use Signal on Mac or Windows PC

May 12, 2018 - 11 Comments
Signal on Mac

Signal is the popular encrypted messaging app that lets you send and receive encrypted messages across platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Android, and iOS. This makes Signal an excellent choice if you’re a Mac user or iPhone user that also wants to instantly communicate in a secure manner with someone else on a Mac, PC, … Read More

How to Use the Fast & Private CloudFlare DNS on iPhone or iPad

Apr 14, 2018 - 9 Comments
How to use Cloudflare DNS on iOS

If you’re interested in using the Cloudflare DNS service on an iPhone or iPad, you’ll find it’s a fairly easy configuration process to setup your iOS device to use the ultra-fast and privacy-focused DNS service. This tutorial will detail that setup process.

How to Use Cloudflare DNS on Mac OS for Speed & Privacy

Apr 9, 2018 - 28 Comments
How to use Cloudflare DNS on a Mac

CloudFlare now has a consumer DNS service that is very fast and also centered around privacy. CloudFlare DNS says they won’t log IP addresses or sell your data, which in the modern era is perhaps more important than ever for users who value the vague concept of internet privacy. This article will show you how … Read More

How to Temporarily Disable Touch ID and Face ID with Siri on iPhone or iPad

Feb 15, 2018 - 27 Comments
Touch ID and Face ID temporarily disabled with Siri command

If you ever find yourself wanting to disable Touch ID or Face ID authentication methods on an iPhone or iPad, you can easily temporarily disable the biometric authentication in iOS by using a simple Siri command. With Touch ID or Face ID temporarily disabled, the iPhone or iPad must then be unlocked with a passcode … Read More

How to Enable Strict Site Isolation in Chrome

Jan 6, 2018 - 9 Comments
Google Chrome

One way to increase security in the Google Chrome web browser is to enable strict site isolation, which causes each page renderer process to contain pages from only a single site at a time, effectively placing them in a per-site sandbox. Theoretically this could help to mitigate against certain security risks, like those posed by … Read More

How to Protect Against Meltdown & Spectre Security Flaws

Jan 5, 2018 - 22 Comments
Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities have their own logos

Two major security flaws have been found in modern computer processors, potentially impacting nearly all modern computers in the world. All Macs and iOS devices along with most Windows PC and Android devices are potentially susceptible to the critical security flaws, named Meltdown and Spectre. Theoretically, the vulnerabilities could be used to gain unauthorized access … Read More

Critical Security Update for macOS High Sierra Released to Fix Root Bug, Download & Install Now

Nov 29, 2017 - 13 Comments
Security Update for macOS High Sierra root password bug

Apple has issued a critical security update for macOS High Sierra to address the root login bug which allows anyone to login to macOS High Sierra without a password. All macOS High Sierra users should install the security update as soon as possible to protect their Mac, even if they have already used the root … Read More

MacOS High Sierra Security Bug Allows Root Login Without a Password, Here’s a Fix

Nov 28, 2017 - 35 Comments
macOS High Sierra root password bug

A significant security vulnerability has been discovered with macOS High Sierra, potentially allowing any person to log into a Mac with full root administrative capabilities without a password. This is an urgent security problem, and while a software update should arrive to resolve the problem soon, this article will detail how to protect your Mac … Read More

Can You Use iPhone 11, 11 Pro, X, XS, XR Without Face ID? Yes! Face ID Questions, Answered

Nov 10, 2017 - 19 Comments
Use iPhone X without Face ID

There are a lot of questions out there about using iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro max, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR and the new Face ID feature, which scans your face to unlock your iPhone X. Some people want to know if they can use iPhone X … Read More

How to Disable Face ID on iPhone X, XR, XS (Temporarily)

Nov 7, 2017 - 3 Comments
Temporarily disable Face ID on iPhone

Want to temporarily disable Face ID on iPhone X, XS, iPhone XR, or iPhone XS Max? If you want to quickly turn off Face ID on iPhone X line so that it can not use facial recognition to unlock the device, you can disable the feature with a variety of different methods.

How to Use TOR on iPhone and iPad with Onion Browser

Aug 12, 2017 - 12 Comments
Tor for iPhone

TOR is a relay network which aims to increase your online privacy by attempting to anonymize web browsing activity. This is achieved by distributing your traffic across a series of TOR servers, which obfuscates your IP behind those Tor servers. While TOR is typically used on the desktop – you can read about using TOR … Read More

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