Tag Archive: Security


This week, Leander breaks a story about how Apple’s secret product plans could be found using a little known web portal for retailers, Buster calls out a respected Apple analyst for a sketchy prediction, Stephen gets the skinny on removing… Read more ›

Incredibly sloppy security at one of Apple’s key suppliers exposed some of Cupertino’s most closely guarded secrets to anybody who could conduct a simple Google search. For months, one of Quanta Computer‘s internal databases could be accessed using usernames and… Read more ›

Happy New Year to all of you wonderful Cult of Mac readers. This week, we’ve yet again compiled our best content right in one place for you to enjoy over the weekend. We’ve got the top security tips for getting… Read more ›

We all make compromises daily when it comes to online security. Everybody wants to be safe and secure when making purchases online, but practically none of us do everything necessary to keep our data secure. “People, myself included, are basically… Read more ›

Internet security is an everpresent topic, especially so because of recent events. For those who have been living an under a rock, this month Sony was the victim of a horrendous cyber attack that compromised private emails and forced them… Read more ›

Apple pushed out a critical security update for Mac users today, and if your Mac is running Yosemite, Mavericks, or Mountain Lion, you’ll want to install it immediately. OS X NTP Security Update was released to users via the Mac… Read more ›

Apple has issued a critical security update to OS X users aimed at patching an exploit with the network time protocol on most Macs. The update is labeled urgently as “Install this update as soon as possible” rather than a traditional name, perhaps indicating the importance of patching the unspecified issue with the Macs NTP. … Read More

In addition to Apple devices, noted security expert and The Mac Hacker’s Handbook co-author Charlie Miller has carried out some fascinating (and potentially terrifying) research into hacking vehicles. Last year, alongside fellow hacker Chris Valasek, Miller demonstrated that it is possible… Read more ›

The online reality of the internet is a lot like real life. There’s a great deal of good out there, but hiding in the shadows is a criminal element that wishes to do you harm. Get the tools to protect… Read more ›

Apple has released iTunes 12.0.1 for all Mac users, as well as Security Update 2014-005 Mavericks for those running OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and Security Update 2014-005 Mountain Lion for those running 10.8. Mac users whom have already updated to OS X Yosemite will not find a Security Update available to them, indicating whatever patch … Read More