Apple’s recently announced expanded protections for child safety have generated a firestorm of criticism and confusion. We attempt to answer some of the most common questions we’ve received.
Austin Mac Works Blog: Security
It’s good to be cautious about attaching sensitive files to email—if either your or your recipient’s email account were to be compromised, confidential information could be revealed. Instead, send password-protected ZIP archives. Here’s how:
The scourge of ransomware isn’t yet common on the Mac, but it makes sense to prepare for the possibility—before your organization is hit with a ransom demand.
Password managers are essential, but you must still remember and enter some passcodes and passwords. Read on for our advice on how to create ones that are secure, memorable, and easy to type.
The sharing pane in the system preferences has many abilities. Find out what it can do.
New in iOS 14.5 is a privacy-protecting feature called App Tracking Transparency, which forces apps to ask you for permission to track your activities across other apps and websites.
It’s best not to use services designed for public file sharing to store unencrypted files containing sensitive information like credit card numbers, etc.
Are you ready to let a password manager help you create, remember, and enter login info? Our tutorial on getting started with the popular 1Password will soon have you entering secure passwords with ease on all your Apple devices.
Apple has published “Device and Data Access when Personal Safety Is At Risk,” a clear, sensible PDF guide that explains the many ways of sharing data using Apple devices and services.
Have a safer 2021 with New Year’s resolutions that will help you secure your devices, avoid email and text scams, and stay safe from malware, as well as benefit from the security and ease-of-use of password managers, which can even fill in passwords for iPhone apps.