Two-factor Authentication Explained

Michael Simon Staff Writer, PCWorld April 10, 2019 11:51 PM PT If you aren’t already protecting your most personal accounts with two-factor or two-step authentication, you should be. An extra line of defense that’s tougher than the strongest password, 2FA is extremely important to blocking hacks and attacks on your personal data. If you don’t … Read moreTwo-factor Authentication Explained

MacOS Threat Landscape

Are you interested in seeing a non-alarmist, data-driven, and realistic assessment of the existing malware threat environment for the Mac platform? If so, you’ll want to watch this hour-long presentation from Thomas Reed of Malwarebytes. Recorded at the 2018 MacAdmins conference at Penn State University, Reed uses hard data found from the Malwarebytes scanner and removal … Read moreMacOS Threat Landscape

What to do if you get a “ransom-ware” message

A useful Safari tip from Smalldog Electronics. The FBI is Holding Your Files Hostage! By Don Mayer, If you are using a PC there is some nasty ransomware and malware stuff out there. There are some that can actually hijack and encrypt your files and then ask for $350 or $500 to unlock them. … Read moreWhat to do if you get a “ransom-ware” message

TechBits 2014-05-08

How to Turn Off Autocorrect in Pages & TextEdit on Mac OS X — If you want to disable autocorrect for TextEdit and the Pages app, rather than relying on the system-wide autocorrect on/off toggle, you’ll need to go a step further and disable the automatic spelling correction engine built separately into these apps. This … Read moreTechBits 2014-05-08

Another Free Password Manager

Enpass 4.0 Sinew Software Systems’s Enpass (Mac App Store Link) is a secure vault for your private information, including passwords, secure notes, financial data, and even ID papers. The free app features military-grade encryption, can import data from other password managers, and supports easy synchronization with its iOS counterpart over iCloud. Mac OS X | … Read moreAnother Free Password Manager

What do all those security terms mean?

Question What do all those security terms mean? Malware, worms, viruses, trojan horses, spyware, adware, rootkits. Answer Malware, short for malicious software, is software designed to secretly access a computer system without the owner’s informed consent. Malware includes computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, spyware, dishonest adware, scareware, crimeware, most rootkits, and other malicious and unwanted … Read moreWhat do all those security terms mean?