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.
Austin Mac Works Blog: Security
Facebook has revised parts of its often confusing interface. We recommend you take this opportunity to review your privacy settings to make sure they’re keeping your data private, both from other users and from Facebook itself.
Do you worry about people snooping into your Mac’s browser history? Or about suggested search terms based on previous searches showing up at the wrong moment? Our article explains how you can easily keep these details private.
A change in macOS 10.15 Catalina makes it easier to install software or change security settings on your Mac. Learn more now.
We recommend that you periodically audit the list of people with whom you’ve shared your location.
The New York Times has revealed that iPhone apps are constantly reporting our every movement to a shadowy collection of location-data companies. If that creeps you out (as it should!) read on to learn how to protect your location privacy.
Two-factor authentication provides a useful additional layer of security, but it can be a pain to use. With iOS 12 and Safari in Mojave, Apple has made it dead simple to autofill SMS-based login codes. Learn how.
Don’t send passwords via plain text in an email or text. Always use a site that lets you turn a password into a Web link that can be opened only once. Learn more now.
On today’s Internet, you must use a password manager like iCloud Keychain, @1Password, or @LastPass to generate, store, and enter strong passwords. Any other approach risks your accounts being hacked. Here’s why a password manager is so important.
They’re all complete scams, and clicking a link in them takes you to a malicious Web page that will try to steal your password or credit card details.