Tag Archive: Security


MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4 Update Released, Security Update 2018-002 for MacOS Sierra & El Capitan

Apple has released macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 for Mac users who are running High Sierra on their computers. Separately, Security Updates 2018-002 for MacOS Sierra and Mac OS X El Capitan are also available for Mac users running prior system software builds. Additionally, iOS 11.3 update for iPhone and iPad is available to download along … Read More

MacOS 10.13.4 Security Update 2018-001 for High Sierra Released, Along with Safari 11.1

Apple has released a small security update for Mac users running macOS High Sierra 10.13.4. Mac users running High Sierra, Sierra, and El Capitan will also find an update to Safari available. Separately, a small update versioned as iOS 11.3.1 was released for iPhone and iPad users. The software update for macOS High Sierra is … Read More

How to Protect Against Meltdown & Spectre Security Flaws

Two major security flaws have been found in modern computer processors, potentially impacting nearly all modern computers in the world. All Macs and iOS devices along with most Windows PC and Android devices are potentially susceptible to the critical security flaws, named Meltdown and Spectre. Theoretically, the vulnerabilities could be used to gain unauthorized access … Read More

MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Released, Security Update 2018-004 for Sierra & El Capitan too

Apple has released macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 to Mac users running the macOS High Sierra operating system. The software update is said to include various bug fixes and security enhancements. Additionally, Mac users running Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 or macOS Sierra 10.12.6 will find security updates available on those machines, along with a … Read More

Security Update 2016-001 for OS X El Capitan and Yosemite Available

Apple has released security updates for Mac users running OS X El Captain 10.11.6 and OS X Yosemite 10.10.5, recommending the updates for all users as they aim to improve the security of the Mac operating system. The updates are labeled as Security Update 2016-001 10.11.6 for OS X El Capitan and Security Update 2016-005 … Read More

iOS 9.3.5 Security Update Released for iPhone, iPad

Apple has released iOS 9.3.5 for all compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The small update appears to include security fixes and is therefore recommended for all users to install. Updating to iOS 9.3.5 is easy as we’ll walk through below, and advanced users can also choose to use the IPSW firmware files to … Read More

iOS 9.3.4 Released as Important Security Update [IPSW Download Links]

Apple has released a small but important security update versioned as iOS 9.3.4 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The iOS 9.3.4 update “provides an important security update” and is recommended by Apple for all users to install on their device running a version of iOS 9. Presumably users who are running iOS 10 betas … Read More

8 Simple iPhone Security Tips

An iPhone contains huge amounts of detailed personal information about the owner, including emails, contact lists, banking information, personal notes, pictures, and much more, all of which most users want to keep private and secure. Fortunately the iPhone makes having a secured device pretty user friendly, and even novice users can take a few fairly … Read More

How to Setup 2-Factor Authentication on Apple ID for Extra Security

This guide will walk through setting up two-factor authentication for an Apple ID. Two-factor authentication requires that whenever a user is logging in to an Apple ID from a new untrusted device, not only must the proper password be entered but a secondary security ID code must be entered as well, which is typically delivered … Read More

Google beefs up Gmail security to keep your emails private

As Apple fights to keep the FBI out of our smartphones, Google is making our emails even more secure. The company today confirmed a number of new protections for Gmail users, including stronger encryption, better notifications, and more. Back in February, Google introduced new visual identifiers to Gmail that make it easier to weed out spam […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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