How to Take the Annoyance Out of Your Key Passwords and Passcodes

2021-09-08T09:12:24-04:00

We constantly say, “Use a password manager!” for good reason. Password managers make it easy to generate, store, and enter strong passwords. You don’t have to decide whether or not your password is strong or weak, remember it, and type it accurately every time you log in to a website. Seriously, just get 1Password or […]

How to Take the Annoyance Out of Your Key Passwords and Passcodes2021-09-08T09:12:24-04:00

About That Worrying Message Saying Your Password Has Been Breached…

2021-09-08T09:06:17-04:00

In iOS 14, Apple added a feature that warns you when one of your website passwords stored in iCloud Keychain has appeared in a data breach. We’ve fielded some questions of late from people worrying if the message is legitimate, and if so, what they should do. What has happened is that online criminals have […]

About That Worrying Message Saying Your Password Has Been Breached…2021-09-08T09:06:17-04:00

Frequently Asked Questions Surrounding Apple’s Expanded Protections for Children

2021-09-08T09:04:32-04:00

Apple’s recent announcement that it would soon be releasing two new technologies aimed at protecting children has generated a firestorm of media coverage and questions from customers. Unfortunately, much of the media coverage has been based on misconceptions about how the technology works, abetted by uncharacteristically bungled communications from Apple. It’s not inconceivable that Apple […]

Frequently Asked Questions Surrounding Apple’s Expanded Protections for Children2021-09-08T09:04:32-04:00

Need to Share Files Securely? Try Password-Protected ZIP Archives

2021-09-08T09:03:02-04:00

Imagine you’re staring at a file or folder—perhaps confidential employee information that you need to send to your accountant. If attaching it to an email message makes you think, “That doesn’t seem like a good idea,” award yourself a gold star! Sending sensitive files via email is a bad idea, partly because the email could […]

Need to Share Files Securely? Try Password-Protected ZIP Archives2021-09-08T09:03:02-04:00

What Are Those Orange and Green Dots in Your iPhone’s Status Bar?

2021-04-22T09:05:22-04:00

In iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, Apple added two new status indicators to the right side of the status bar at the top of the screen. They’re designed to give you feedback about what an app is doing. An orange dot indicates that an app is using the microphone, and a green dot means that […]

What Are Those Orange and Green Dots in Your iPhone’s Status Bar?2021-04-22T09:05:22-04:00

Getting Started with 1Password

2021-04-22T09:03:11-04:00

We’ve long recommended that everyone use a password manager like 1Password instead of attempting to memorize or write down passwords. Although there are other password managers, 1Password is the leading solution for Apple users, thanks to a focus on macOS and iOS from its earliest days. 1Password offers numerous benefits, including: Automatic generation of strong […]

Getting Started with 1Password2021-04-22T09:03:11-04:00

Apple Provides Sensible Device and Data Access Safety Advice

2021-01-13T08:36:47-05:00

Our iPhones are the keys to our digital lives, holding our most private photos, conversations, and financial data, among much else. That’s why Apple goes to such lengths to help us protect our privacy and security. But we all have people with whom we share some level of access, whether that means shared photo albums, […]

Apple Provides Sensible Device and Data Access Safety Advice2021-01-13T08:36:47-05:00

5 New Year’s Resolutions That Will Improve Your Digital Security

2021-01-13T08:37:42-05:00

Have a safer 2021 with New Year’s resolutions that will help you secure your devices, avoid email and text scams, and stay safe from malware, as well as benefit from the security and ease-of-use of password managers, which can even fill in passwords for iPhone apps.

5 New Year’s Resolutions That Will Improve Your Digital Security2021-01-13T08:37:42-05:00

Flash Is Dead—Uninstall Flash Player to Keep Your Mac Secure

2020-12-08T13:56:02-05:00

In July 2017, Adobe announced that it would stop distributing and updating Flash Player on December 31st, 2020. Web standards like HTML5 provide a viable alternative to Flash content, and organizations that relied on Flash have had three years to replace it. Because Adobe will no longer be addressing security vulnerabilities in Flash with updates, […]

Flash Is Dead—Uninstall Flash Player to Keep Your Mac Secure2020-12-08T13:56:02-05:00

Approve App Authentication Requests with Your Apple Watch in Catalina

2020-07-02T08:37:42-04:00

Tired of typing your admin account password whenever you try to install software or change security settings on your Mac? A new feature in macOS 10.15 Catalina removes that requirement for Apple Watch owners. In System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General, select the checkbox for “Use your Apple Watch to unlock apps and […]

Approve App Authentication Requests with Your Apple Watch in Catalina2020-07-02T08:37:42-04:00
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