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  • Apple faces privacy suit following Chinese TV report

    By Michael Kan | 25 July, 2014 16:49

    An iPhone user has filed a lawsuit for invasion of privacy against Apple, about a week after a Chinese state broadcaster raised security concerns about the device's location-tracking functions.

  • New SSL server rules go into effect Nov. 1

    By Ellen Messmer | 25 July, 2014 07:03

    Public certificate authorities (CAs) are warning that as of Nov. 1 they will reject requests for internal SSL server certificates that don't conform to new internal domain naming and IP address conventions designed to safeguard networks.

  • Apple tech note illuminates purported 'backdoor' services

    By Dan Moren | 24 July, 2014 00:32

    Just a couple days after a security researcher alleged that iOS contained "backdoor" access to user information, Apple has posted a knowledge base article explaining many of the systems that were under scrutiny.

  • Duo sentenced to 14 years for Apple Phishing scheme

    By Steve Ragan | 23 July, 2014 23:02

    Two people have been sentenced to a total of 14 years in prison for conducting a Phishing campaign that targeted banking details. The criminals accused, Constanta Agrigoroaie, 23, and Radu Savoae, 28, used the stolen funds as a means to bring foreign criminals into the U.K.

  • Apple "inadvertently admitted" to iOS backdoor: forensics expert

    By John Cox | 23 July, 2014 08:17

    Apple has "inadvertently admitted" to creating a "backdoor" in iOS, according to a new post by a forensics scientist, iOS author and former hacker, who this week created a stir when he posted a presentation laying out his case.

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  • Bugs and Fixes: updates to Windows iTunes, Java, and Internet Explorer

    By Jon L. Jacobi | 01 November, 2013 12:41

    Update, update, update: Form that habit now, if you haven't already, to keep up with security fixes. The latest include the usual tweaks to fend off malicious attacks, and a fix to Java that should prevent it from disabling itself constantly. That would be nice.

  • Automator workflow of the month: Easily encrypt folders

    By Christopher Breen | 29 July, 2013 14:10

    You can use Apple's Disk Utility to convert a folder into an encrypted disk image--a protected archive that you unlock with a password. Such images are particularly helpful when you're working on confidential company documents away from the office or when your business card reads: International Person of Mystery. But the truth is that creating encrypted disk images with Disk Utility is cumbersome. Thankfully, with a simple Automator workflow, you can secure documents in an instant. It works like this:

  • Switch to Mac: Security basics

    By Rich Mogull | 05 July, 2013 14:54

    When it comes to your security, the latest versions of Windows and OS X are comparable, but you still have a few key differences and settings to become familiar with.

  • Just how snoop-proof is your Mac?

    By Christopher Breen | 27 May, 2013 19:46

    Reader Evan Katz wonders just how safe the data on his Mac is. He writes:

  • How to track a lost computer with Find My Mac

    By Serenity Caldwell | 19 April, 2013 14:53

    If your computer is stolen or otherwise liberated from your possession, don't despair: If you've remembered to enable Find My Mac, you can track it, remotely lock it, and even send messages to your Mac's screen.

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I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.