Antivirus test results updated tomorrow

15. July 2014 Security 0
When I was getting ready to upload the PDF and observations my internet decided to take the rest of the night off. Testing of the top performing AV (80% or higher detection rate) has been completed, the results will be uploaded tomorrow hopefully. Intego lost the number 1 spot in the list but judging from ...

OS X updated, Safari updated, iCloud enabled 2 factor authentication

01. July 2014 Security 1
It was a busy day for Apple. The following updates were released: OS X 10.9.4 The OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 Update is recommended for all Mavericks users. It improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. This update: Fixes an issue that prevented some Macs from automatically connecting to known Wi-Fi networks Fixes issue ...

Comcast starts to enable public WiFi Hotspots (using your modem)

15. June 2014 Security 2
I first learned about the Public Hotspot feature a year ago when I wrote about the Comcast modem I had and what a security nightmare it was. Since then I have owned and tested roughly 12 Comcast provided modems before finally purchasing my own. Public Hotspot enables users with XFinity modems to broadcast a second ...

Macworld UK reviews several Mac AV applications

08. June 2014 Security 0
A little while ago I received an email from Andrew Harrison, technical editor for Macworld and several other publications. He mentioned how he was putting together a test of Mac security software and wanted to know if my AV test results could be used. Naturally I gave the OK but in the back of my ...

Updates for iTunes, Server and Safari

21. May 2014 Security 0
Last week Apple released updates for OS X Mavericks and iTunes. The Mavericks update, 10.9.3, has finally given us back the ability to sync contacts and calendars over USB and as far as I can tell it works without issues. The update can be installed through Software Update in the App Store or you can ...

World Password Day 2014

07. May 2014 Security 1
It’s back! Today is World Password Day. The day where websites and organizations world wide urge people to change their passwords. I was asked to cover world password day by one of the organizers about a month ago and while I was happy to do so, I did express some concerns. One of my concerns ...

iOS and OS X updates with security fixes released.

22. April 2014 Security 1
Today Apple released updates for iOS and OS X. The iOS update, 7.1.1, contains bug fixes for Touch ID, keyboard responsiveness and 19 security patches and the OS X update focusses on just security. The Apple TV got a similar security update today. All the updates fix a rather important SSL bug that allows a ...