By default, communications through Facebook Messenger are not end-to-end encrypted, which means that theoretically another party could retrieve sensitive information from the chat if they were nefariously minded. It also means that the conversations are basically wide open for reading by Facebook and whoever has access to Facebook data. If you’re a privacy buff (then … Read More
Nearly every hotel nowadays offers free wi-fi, but a surprising number of them use unsecured wireless networks. Most commonly, the unsecured networks use a captive portal to access the wi-fi network, where a splash screen pops-up in a web browser window before you are granted further access to the network. Often there’s some marginal login … Read More
Many CenturyLink users have discovered that attempting to visit certain web pages and websites leads to a giant McAfee cyber security “warning” message that says something to the effect of “Warning! (website URL) appears to be risky. This might be because it is new or may not have the latest security.” or “Warning! This site … Read More
Did you know you can set your Telegram account to self destruct, automatically deleting itself after a set amount of time if you don’t login to it? If you’re a privacy and security buff and you’re looking to gain a unique additional layer of privacy with Telegram, you can set your Telegram account to delete … Read More
You can add secure notes to your iCloud Keychain account and login entries if you’d like to. The notes can serve any purpose, but they can be particularly handy if you want to reference something specific to that login, whether a log of prior passwords, or the purpose of the account, or whatever else. For … Read More
Need to remove a password from an iWork document? Do you find it inconvenient to open password-protected Pages, Keynote, and Numbers documents? Do you no longer need password protection on a particular iWork file? You’re certainly not alone in that regard, and fortunately it’s quite simple to remove a password from any Pages, Numbers, or … Read More
Want an added privacy boost for all of your WhatsApp messages, texts, conversation threads, and chats? You can set WhatsApp so that all messages will disappearing automatically, by default. Whether you want all messages to disappear after 24 hours, 7 days, 90 days, or not at all, you have that option. It doesn’t matter if … Read More
Want to password protect your important Pages, Keynote, and Numbers documents, right from your iPhone or iPad? Thanks to a handy feature in the iWork productivity suite, you can easily encrypt your documents, right from iOS or iPadOS (or Mac), requiring the proper password to be entered before the documents can be opened by anyone.
Do you want to make sure your important documents created in Pages, Keynote, or Numbers are safe and secure? If so, you may want to encrypt them with a secure password, which will protect the document from unauthorized access. If you’re looking to password protect your iWork documents, macOS makes it pretty easy.
If you’re creeped out or bothered by the Street View cameras for Google Maps and Apple Maps taking pictures of your house, you can request for Google Maps or Apple Maps to hide, blur, and censor the address. When the request has been approved, the home address gets pixelated or blurred, effectively blocking any identifying … Read More
Have you ever wanted to send a confidential email, or an email that expires after a while? With Gmail for iPhone and iPad, you can easily do just that, choosing to send confidential emails that are passcode protected, and that expire in a set amount of time after they reach the recipients inbox. Additionally, the … Read More
If you’re looking to browse the web with a bit more anonymity and privacy than usual, the Brave browser offers a unique feature going beyond standard private browsing modes; and that is private browsing with TOR.
A significant Safari bug has been disclosed publicly by FingerPrintJS, impacting Safari 15 on MacOS, iOS, and iPadOS.
Don’t want Apple Watch to always be listening for the “Hey Siri” command? You can turn off Siri on Apple Watch if you want to stop it from listening to you, ready to take your commands. We’ll show you how to turn off the Siri listening feature Apple Watch, which still allows you to use … Read More
If you’ve owned a variety of Apple devices over the years, you may eventually get to a point where you have sold, handed down, or traded away some of those older Macs, iPhones, iPads, or other Apple hardware. Whatever the situation, once a device is no longer in your possession, you should remove the devices … Read More
Need to check the sha256 hash of a file? You can easily check the SHA 256 checksum of any file in macOS from the command line. We’ll cover two different command line tools to verify a sha256 checksum on the Mac, and both come preinstalled with all modern versions of MacOS.
Looking to use a different two-factor authentication app instead of Google Authenticator? You can try out Authy, a similar app which in certain ways may even be better than Google’s offering. You may be wondering how you can add your 2FA accounts to Authy on your iPhone, and that’s what we’ll be discussing here.
Resetting an Apple ID password can be annoying, though it’s made much easier if you have access to a device that you are already signed into. Without another device though, the process of resetting an Apple ID account login can be frustrating, but a Recovery Key makes this situation easier. You can generate a Recovery … Read More