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How to Enable “Do Not Track” in Safari for the Mac

Aug 21, 2012 - 5 Comments
Enable Do Not Track privacy feature in Safari

Do Not Track is a new privacy feature in Safari 6 that causes Safari to tell certain websites to not track you online as you browse the web. This prevents social platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Google, from tracking you across the web, and it also causes ad servers and analytic services to not follow … Read More

Encrypt Folders with Password Protection in OS X the Easy Way

Aug 12, 2012 - 44 Comments
Create New Disk Image from Folder in OS X

Encrypting folders and requiring passwords for access is an excellent way to store and protect private data on a Mac. Now, there is a new means of password protecting folders and sensitive files introduced in OS X with Mountain Lion that lets you create a new encrypted disk image directly from a specified folder. Though … Read More

Test Password Strength & Generate Strong Passwords in Mac OS X

Aug 8, 2012 - 5 Comments
Test Password Strength & Generate Secure Passwords in Mac OS X

Mac OS X includes a great built-in utility that helps you test existing password strength, and also generate new strong passwords. If you’re wondering if your password is secure this is a great safe way to test the quality of it, and it’s also a safe way to create new strong passwords that you know … Read More

Wi-Fi Scanner Tool is Native in Mac OS X, Here’s How to Use it

Jul 31, 2012 - 21 Comments
Wi-Fi Scanner in Mac OS X Mountain Lion

The native and already powerful Wi-Fi Diagnostics Tool in Mac OS X got a redesign in Mountain Lion and Mavericks and with it came some new features that make it better than ever. One of the best new additions is the built-in Wi-Fi scanner tool, which is a full-featured wifi stumbler to find and discover … Read More

How to Check SHA1 Hash of a String

Jun 6, 2012 - 3 Comments
Check SHA1 Hash of a String

If you use LinkedIn you’ve probably heard by now that a major security breach occurred with over 6.5 million user passwords stolen and leaked to the web. The first thing you should do is change your password on that site, but if you want to see if your password was among those leaked you’d need … Read More

Use a Mac as a Security Camera And Watch Live Video Remotely From an iPhone or iPad

May 3, 2012 - 32 Comments
Set up a Mac Security Cam with FaceTime

If you’ve ever wished you could check up on your house while you’re away, wish no more because we have a simple solution. We are going to configure a Mac as a home security camera that will open a live video stream on demand which can be watched remotely from anywhere via an iPhone, iPad, … Read More

Flashback Trojan Removal Tool Released by Apple

Apr 14, 2012 - Leave a Comment
Flashback removal tool

Apple has released a standalone removal tool that targets Flashback malware infections. The separate utility is recommended for Mac users who do not have Java installed on their OS X Lion machine, but it’s functionality is identical to that performed by the most recent Java update to remove Flashback. If your Mac does not have … Read More

Remove Flashback Trojan from Mac OS X with New Software Update from Apple

Apr 12, 2012 - 11 Comments
Flashback Malware Removal

Apple has released a new Java security update that automatically removes the most frequently occurring variations of the Flashback trojan malware. The software update is recommended for all Mac users to install, even if they have previously checked their systems for infection. To get the update and remove any malware that is potentially on a … Read More

Detect FlashBack Malware in Mac OS X the Easy Way

Apr 9, 2012 - 17 Comments
Easy Flashback virus malware detection

Update: Apple has released an official update that removes Flashback with a Software Update. Download the latest Java updates from the OS X Software Update panel to automatically remove Flashback trojan malware. A new application has been released which makes checking a Mac for the Flashback malware infection as simple as clicking a button. This … Read More

8 Simple Tips to Secure a Mac from Malware, Viruses, & Trojans

Apr 7, 2012 - 69 Comments
Disable Java in Safari

The recent outbreak of the Flashback trojan (Apple released an update and fix, get it!) has brought a lot of attention to potential viruses and trojans hitting the Mac platform. Most of what you’ll read is overblown fear mongering hype, and practically all Mac malware has come through third party utilities and applications. What that … Read More

How to Check for the Flashback Trojan in Mac OS X

Apr 5, 2012 - 33 Comments
Check for Flashback Trojan

Update: Apple has released a Java software update that includes automatic detection and Flashback removal ability. Go to “Software Update” from the  Apple menu to download that update and automatically remove the trojan if you happen to have it on your Mac. Trojans and viruses are generally something Mac users don’t have to worry … Read More

Secure an iPad or iPhone with a Stronger Passcode

Mar 19, 2012 - 13 Comments
Secure Passcode on iPad

The default passcode for iPad and iPhone uses a fairly simple four digit numerical password, these are certainly better to use than nothing, but they can be somewhat easy to guess because statistically many people use common passwords or some variation of a simple theme, like a repetition, countdown, or birth year. An easy way … Read More

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