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 ...

Mac How-to, tips, hints and troubleshooting

19. April 2014 Just an update 0
I have always had a lot of fun helping other people out with their Mac issues. I still do. Over the years I have had several websites that focus on helping out Mac users one way or another. Some survived, others have not. Providing tips, tricks, ways to troubleshoot and fix is something I have ...

A year of AV testing

14. April 2014 Security 1
A little under a year has passed since I took over the AV testing from AppleSerialNumberInfo.com. It has taken up tremendous amounts of time and took a little while to evolve into what it is today. I think by now I have the hang of it though and figured out a good way to test ...

Catastrophic bug in OpenSSL

08. April 2014 Security 10
A bug was discovered in OpenSSL, CVE-2014-0160, that has since been named “The Heartbleed Bug”. If you have not heard about this, have a look at this website that explains the bug in detail much better than I can with my limited understanding of crypto. In short: The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in ...

Adobe updates Flash Player

08. April 2014 Security 2
Adobe released updates to it’s Flash Player versions for Mac, Windows and Linux today. Update your versions as soon as possible via System Preferences > Flash Player > Advanced or download a fresh copy from the Adobe website. The full bulletin can be found here. Update: Read the comments to this post to find out ...

New version of VirusBarrier included in test

05. April 2014 Security 0
Naturally one day after I update the test I find out Intego has released a new version of VirusBarrier, X8. Serves me right for not paying closer attention. Some of the new features listed are: New:  Revised and polished User Interface to improve the customer experience New:  Low priority scan setting to enhance system performance while ...