Tag Archive: Security


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 […]

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Forget helping the FBI, Apple is making security even tighter

Apple is doubling down on its beliefs about user privacy, by working on a new encryption method that will mean it can no longer decode user information stored in iCloud. While Apple has steadfastly refused to create an iPhone backdoor during the current case concerning the phone belonging to one of the suspected terrorists in […]

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Adobe rushes out yet another security patch for Flash

In a post that surprises no one in the tech community, Adobe needed to fix another Flash security flaw today, rushing out a patch for its web multimedia software. Adobe is rating the update as a critical vulnerability “that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.” Which, of course, sounds […]

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Pay what you want for a lifetime of online security and VPN access [Deals]

The internet is a scary place where protecting your data and privacy can be a lifelong endeavor. It’s an endeavor made a lot easier by getting a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection, and right now we’ve got a bundle of hundreds of dollars worth of online security and spam protection from ProXPN, that can all […]

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iOS and Mac attacks will rise in 2016, but Apple still no. 1 for security

Security firms Symantec and FireEye say that 2016 is set to usher in an increase in the number of attacks on Apple systems — following a rise in the quantity of threats to Mac computers, and the more-than-doubling of iOS malware in 2015. Dick O’Brien, a researcher at Symantec, says the increasing number of attacks is part […]

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