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How to Disable IPv6 in Mac OS X

Apr 18, 2014 - 7 Comments
IPv6 Mac

Some Mac users may wish to disable IPv6 networking support on their machines. This may be desirable to avoid certain networking conflicts, or to increase security for users in higher threat environments, since IPv6 has been found by researchers to be potentially vulnerable to man-in-the-middle and other network attacks. Though most users don’t use IPv6 … Read More

How to Find Wi-Fi Security Encryption Type of a Router from Mac OS X

Mar 24, 2014 - 6 Comments
Find the wi-fi security encryption protocol type

Have you ever needed to know what type of security and encryption method a wireless network is using? While the Mac will figure this out itself when joining most networks, you may need to relay the information to others, or specify it yourself when joining other networks. You can get the encryption protocol in use … Read More

2 Critically Important Things Every Apple User Must Do This Weekend

Mar 1, 2014 - 18 Comments
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Two hugely important software security updates have been released for many Apple devices recently, and if you haven’t updated your software to the latest versions yet, you really should do it while you have some free time this weekend. Do this for all of your own Apple hardware, do this for your parents Macs, grandparents … Read More

OS X 10.9.2 Update: Fix for Mail Problems, SSL Security Flaw, & More

Feb 25, 2014 - 41 Comments
OS X 10.9.2 Update

Apple has released OS X 10.9.2, a fairly major update to OS X Mavericks that includes resolutions to many problems and bugs encountered by Mac users. Critically, the OS X 10.9.2 update patches the SSL / TSL vulnerability for Macs that was fixed earlier for mobile devices with the iOS 7.0.6 update. The SSL fix … Read More

Help Protect a Mac from the SSL / TLS Security Bug

Feb 22, 2014 - 18 Comments
Wi-Fi security

Apple recently released iOS 7.0.6 with an important security update for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch users – if you have an iOS device, you should install that update right away. Though the 7.0.6 bug fix description was initially vague, further information we’ll detail below points to just how potentially serious the security issue is (or … Read More

How to Enable “Do Not Track” in Safari on iPhone & iPad

Feb 12, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Safari Do Not Track in iOS

iPhone and iPad users have the option to enable a “Do Not Track” setting on their iOS devices for Safari, a feature that is aimed at limiting targeting and tracking of web browsing behavior by various web services. When turned on, this causes Safari to make a DNT request to each page it visits for … Read More

How to Disable Public Folder Sharing in Mac OS X

Feb 11, 2014 - 4 Comments
Disable Public Folder Sharing in Mac OS X

If you’ve ever joined a public wi-fi network and noticed the Finder sidebar is suddenly filled with other unfamiliar computers and network shares, and then curiously clicked on one of them, you’ve probably discovered that most of these computers have a user ‘Public Folder’ accessible to you and everyone else. This folder is included with … Read More

Block Specific Web Sites in Safari for iOS with a “Never Allow” List

Feb 10, 2014 - 3 Comments
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The optional iOS Restrictions settings provides a way to limit access to adult themed websites from Safari on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, but for some purposes those default restrictions may not go far enough. For those looking to gain additional control over web access, users will find that individual websites can be added … Read More

How to Add a User to the Sudoers File in Mac OS X

Feb 6, 2014 - 2 Comments
User added to the sudoers file in OS X

Advanced users may need to add a user account to the sudoers file, which allows that user to run certain commands with root privileges. To greatly simplify what that means, these newly privileged user accounts will then be able to execute commands without getting permission denied errors or having to prefix a terminal command with … Read More

How to Enable a Passcode for iPhone / iPad

Jan 22, 2014 - 5 Comments
The Enter Passcode iPhone Screen

Virtually all iPhone and iPad users should set an iOS passcode for their individual devices. This forces anyone attempting to use the device to enter a password before being able to unlock it or gain access to anything on the device, and it also requires the same passcode before any user is able to make … Read More

How to Block Cookies on Safari for iOS

Jan 17, 2014 - 4 Comments
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The Safari web browser for iOS provides for tremendous user control over how web cookies are handled on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, allowing users to choose to block all cookies, allow all cookies, or selectively block only third party tracking and advertiser cookies.

Store Credit Cards Securely in Safari AutoFill to Shop Fast from iOS & OS X

Jan 8, 2014 - 3 Comments
iCloud Keychain Credit Card storage and autofill

Do you use the Safari browser and shop on the web often from a Mac with OS X or an iOS device? If so, you can greatly speed up your checkouts and online ordering by storing credit cards securely within Safari’s AutoFill Keychain. This makes it possible to instantly autofill card information when ordering on … Read More

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