Block Malicious and Adult Web Sites with DNS Filtering

2022-05-17T16:47:21-04:00

One of the best ways to keep malware from infecting your computers is to avoid visiting websites designed to do just that. No one intentionally visits loadmetogetinfected.com, but malware authors employ all sorts of tricks to lure unsuspecting users into viewing malicious sites. Various tools can help, but the easiest free technique is called DNS […]

Block Malicious and Adult Web Sites with DNS Filtering2022-05-17T16:47:21-04:00

Avoid Unusual Top-Level Domains in Custom Domain Names

2021-11-05T10:07:16-04:00

Remember the heady dotcom days, when businesses were desperate to get a short, memorable, easily typed .com domain? It quickly became difficult to get what you wanted—so much so that deep-pocketed companies paid exorbitant sums for just the right domain. Before we go any further, let’s make sure we’re all on the same page. Domain […]

Avoid Unusual Top-Level Domains in Custom Domain Names2021-11-05T10:07:16-04:00

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
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