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29. May 2016 Just an update 2
Having a baby, running a business and working on several other projects, something had to give and securityspread.com was it. With the business running smooth and the baby now 5 months old, I had some time to practice time-management in this new situation and I think I have it figured out to a point where ...

A few days with OS X 10.11 El Capitan [Updated]

03. October 2015 Just an update 1
I mentioned in a previous post I had high hopes for El Capitan. After installing it on September 30th, I am not disappointed. My system is fast, scrolling through large directories is smooth, Finder does not choke up when working with lots of folders open, Mail is no longer freaking out because my Mail folder ...

Get ready for OS X 10.11 El Capitan

29. September 2015 Just an update 1
While I am not crazy about the new name, I am very excited about the product. Some new features are introduced but the majority of the work has been under the hood to improve responsiveness, stability and usability. My favorite versions of OS X to date have been 10.4.11 Tiger and 10.6.8 Snow Leopard, both ...

Be sure you are prepared for iOS9

15. September 2015 Just an update 0
This exact article is recycled every year when a new iOS is about to be released. I have edited it where needed and republished it so you can be ready for tomorrow’s upgrade to iOS 9. Tomorrow Apple’s iOS 9 will be available to the public. The next few days you’ll hear a lot of ...

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 ...

Apple releases updates for OS X and iOS

30. June 2015 Security 4
While you’re reading this, have your Time Machine or other backup running. Today Apple released software updates for OS X and iOS. The update for iOS is 8.4 and it’s main purpose is the introduction of iTunes Music but as always some security related issues were addressed as well. A total of 35 security issues ...

XARA sets it’s sights on OS X and iOS

18. June 2015 Security 1
Researchers have discovered “a series of high-impact security weaknesses, which enable a sandboxed malicious app, approved by the Apple Stores, to gain unauthorized access to other apps’ sensitive data.” Sounds ominous huh? It is. The researchers built a malicious app, submitted it to Apple, beat all the tests and security screenings and got the app ...

Knock Knock, me again!

29. April 2015 Security 1
Last October I wrote an article about Knock Knock, a tool that checks common hiding places of malware. You can read this article here. Overall a good tool but it was command line only. Immediately after writing the article I was asked both in the comments and via email to do a follow up piece ...

Comments temporarily disabled – Updated

27. April 2015 Security 0
Due to a serious vulnerability discovered in the WordPress platform, comments have been disabled throughout the entire site. As soon as WordPress offers a patch comments will be re-enabled. Update: WordPress has not addressed this issue yet but thanks to a workaround limiting the comment size by Arnaud I was able to allow comments again. ...

Updates for OS X and iOS

08. April 2015 Security 0
Apple today released updates for OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. As usual it is recommended to install these updates as they include a slew of security patches but also bug fixes and enhancements. Some users may also see a separate security update available (Security Update 2015-004) and/or a Safari update (6.2.5 or 7.1.5). The ...