DuckDuckGo or Startpage – Update (March 2, 2017)

24. October 2016 Security 34
DuckDuckGo or Startpage – Update (March 2, 2017)
Click here to see the changes, updates and notes. March 2, 2017: Based on a conversation and email correspondence with Gabriel Weinberg in December ’16, as well as several emails and follow up emails with DDG and StartPage and additional research: – Added a note regarding ixquick.eu in the intro. – Changed “Look and Feel ...

Your iOS 10 device iTunes backup is still perfectly safe

25. September 2016 Security 2
This week a security issue was found with the way iTunes secures  iOS 10 device backups. Described as a “major security flaw” by Elcomsoft this issue allows an attacker to attempt and break the passcode on the backup 2500 times faster than before. For some reason Apple uses an alternative password verification method for iOS ...

Siri, is my Mac ready for macOS Sierra?

20. September 2016 Security 1
Siri, is my Mac ready for macOS Sierra?
Today is the day, the latest Mac operating system hits the virtual shelves in the afternoon and we will be updating our Macs en masse because who doesn’t want to play with Siri on the Mac! Of course you don’t need to read this post, just update as soon as you see Sierra pop up ...

Covering your webcam, a good idea.

19. September 2016 Security 2
Covering your webcam, a good idea.
Covering the webcam on your computer is a good idea. Don’t take my word for it, just see what FBI Director James Comey has to say about it: There’s some sensible things you should be doing, and that’s one of them,” Comey said regarding webcam covers. “You go into any government office and we all have the ...

iOS 10 upgrade not going as planned

13. September 2016 Security 0
UPDATE: It appears the issues described in this post have been resolved. Enjoy iOS 10! iOS 10 was just released and a lot of people jumped on it immediately. As a consultant I do as well so that if there are issues I can notify my clients. The update downloaded quick and took about 5 ...

Adobe Flash Player – Damned if you do, damned if you don’t?

10. September 2016 Security 0
Flash Player, a lot has been said about it for many years and none of it is good. Most people are now programmed to tune out the words “Flash Player” in the media because of the incredible amounts of times it’s mentioned. I have already made my case and stopped posting about Flash Player updates ...

Protecting your data from ransomware

24. August 2016 Security 0
With ransomware being able to go after data on your Mac, external drives and even network shares, how do you protect your precious files? Yours truly wrote a post on Intego’s Mac Security Blog that tells you all about it. Have a look here.

Using your password manager the right way

20. August 2016 Security 4
I have mentioned 1Password before. It is, in my book, the best password manager for Mac and iOS available. If you are not familiar with it, I highly recommend you check it out and start using it sooner rather than later. If you have been using 1Password or are about to use it now, this ...

Ransomware

26. June 2016 Security 3
Ransomware. You’ve probably heard it mentioned recently as some pretty big targets fell victim to it and though rare, the Mac has been targeted as well. A few months ago ransomware named KeRanger was found to encrypt user files and when successful the victim had to pay $400 to have their files unlocked or lose ...

Adobe Flash Player, it’s time to say goodbye.

08. July 2015 Security 0
I can’t remember a time without you. You’ve caused sluggish performance, slow page loads and have put me at risk many times. Adobe Flash Player, it’s time to go. It’s no secret that Flash Player is not the best web plug-in to have. A long history and list of security vulnerabilities. Very demanding on your ...