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What to do when your iPhone or iPad is stolen

Many know to use Apple's Find My iPhone service to track down their lost device, but there's more to securing and (hopefully) finding your device than you might think.

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Here's why the iOS 10 kernel cache is unencrypted

The kernel cache in iOS 10 is unencrypted. This has led to some speculation that Apple either changed its policy on security, or that someone screwed up. My understanding is that the reason was something else entirely.

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How to set up two-factor authentication for Twitter

Protect your account by enabling Twitter's two-factor authentication options.

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How to use two-step and two-factor authentication: The ultimate guide

How do you protect your photos, messages, and more from being hacked or stolen online? With two-factor or two-step authentication!

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Best Smart Locks

Use our list of smart locks to choose the best combination of brains and brawn to protect your home.

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How to use Authy to manage two-factor authentication on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Passwords are weak and often cracked. Two-factor authentication, which uses your phone number to send a secondary code you have to enter, is much stronger.

I know first-hand how scary password hacks can be, but I still put off two-factor authentication for years — relying instead on a strong multi-digit 1Password-generated password — because it felt clunky and hard to set up. What if I lost access to my phone number because I was restoring my iPhone? What if I couldn't get network access for my two-factor code? Too much hassle, I thought.

Authy changed my opinion on two-factor authentication: The app makes it far less terrifying to deal with; it also lives on both my Mac and iOS devices, so I don't have to worry about losing access to my accounts while my phone is restoring.

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How to set up 2-step verification for Google and Gmail on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Don't lose your Google info or Gmail archives to a password hack. Set up 2-step verification to protect your most important assets.

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Apple fixes Siri exploit that gave access to contacts and photos without passcode

Apple has fixed a recently discovered exploit that leveraged hands-free Siri to give unauthorized access to contacts and photos on an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus running iOS 9.3.1.

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Apple comments on Sidestepper, that supposed iOS MDM hijack security vulnerability...

SideStepper isn't a new iOS vulnerability, it's an old phishing scam with new marketing.

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How to lock Notes with password or Touch ID on iPhone and iPad

You can protect any note with a password or Touch ID to keep your medical, financial, for any other personal information safe.

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