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Devs may need to re-sign apps to satisfy Mavericks 10.9.5's Gatekeeper changes

OS X's Gatekeeper is a great feature that makes sure the code you're about to run on your Mac is really the code you think you're about to run. We've all seen the pop up reminding us that an application isn't signed and built by developers trusted by Apple, and we should be sure we trust the...
Make your Mac safer online: Five tips for better password security

Make your Mac safer online: Five tips for better password security

Seems like there are endless examples of security problems with all the Internet services we depend on. What can we do? Gotofail. Heartbleed. Target. Sony's PlayStation Network. The NSA. It seems like every few weeks, there's a new story circulating in the news about major security breach...
Apple says Heartbleed vulnerability did not affect their services or software

Apple says Heartbleed vulnerability did not affect their services or software

If you're concerned about iOS security or OS X security and are still wondering whether or not Apple services and software are affected by the Heartbleed vulnerability found in OpenSSL, Apple has now given an official statement on the matter. According to Re/Code: “Apple takes security very...
Heartbleed, the new OpenSSL hack: How does it affect OS X and iOS?

Heartbleed, the new OpenSSL hack: How does it affect OS X and iOS?

An OpenSSL exploit leaves vulnerable countless Internet services that rely on data encryption. Is your Mac or your iOS device vulnerable? OpenSSL is popular open source encryption software used all over the Internet. It's been in the news a lot lately, with a lot of dire warnings about what a...
Apple posts security updates for Lion, Mountain Lion — update now!

Apple posts security updates for Lion, Mountain Lion — update now!

In addition to OS X 10.9.2, Apple has posted security updates for OS X 10.7 (Lion) and OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). Both of those are available either through the Software Update system preference or directly from Apple's web site. While much has been made of a data security bug that affects iOS...
Apple updates OS X Mavericks to 10.9.2 — Fixes SSL vulnerability, adds FaceTime Audio, improves Mail and more!

Apple updates OS X Mavericks to 10.9.2 — Fixes SSL vulnerability, adds FaceTime Audio, improves Mail and more!

Apple on Tuesday released OS X Mavericks 10.9.2, which is now available for download through the Software Update tool. Improvements include a fix to the SSL/TSL bug that's been getting a lot of attention lately, as well as changes to Mail, FaceTime, SMB2 and more. Changes in the new release...
Understanding Apple's SSL/TLS Bug

Understanding Apple's SSL/TLS Bug

Yesterday Apple released updates for iOS 6, iOS 7, and Apple TV to squash a security bug that affected SSL/TLS connections. Often times, security patches can fix obscure bugs that could only occur under the strangest of circumstances, and they get rolled in to larger updates that address many...
Best password manager apps for Mac: 1Password, LastPass, oneSafe, and more!

Best password manager apps for Mac: 1Password, LastPass, oneSafe, and more!

From storing and generating passwords to managing your credit card info, here are the very best password manager apps for Mac! Easily remembered, broadly repeated passwords are for suckers. Writing them down to type back in, or copy/pasting them each time is not only a hassle, it's a disaster...
Why iCloud Keychain in its current form can't change years of bad password habits

iCloud Keychain and why it's not going to improve security habits... yet

iCloud Keychain, which ships as part of iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks, is Apple's attempt to help mainstream iPhone, iPad, and Mac owner get better at managing and protecting their passwords and credit cards, and with minimal inconvenience. With a random password generation, autofill, and iCloud sync...
How to generate a password with iCloud Keychain and OS X Mavericks

How to generate a password with iCloud Keychain for OS X Mavericks

iCloud Keychain is meant to be an easy way to manage passwords on your Apple devices. When password management is easier, using stronger passwords is easier. Since it can be tough to come up with strong, unique passwords, good password managers will generate them for you, and iCloud Keychain in...

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