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Encrypted messaging apps: Everything you need to know

maandag 11 november 2019 in SecureMac (Backup & Security)

Privacy is hard to come by these days. Malicious actors, large corporations, and governments are constantly trying to look over your shoulder when you’re online. But some in the tech community are fighting back. Tools like ad blockers, no-track brow…

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Checklist 162: Insecurity with a “light” touch

vrijdag 8 november 2019 in SecureMac (Backup & Security)

On this week’s Checklist, we’ll talk about a privacy issue with a privacy service. We’ll look at how social engineering works in practice by examining “SIM-swapping”. And we’ll check out a high-tech hacking story that reads like something out of a H…

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7 Facts About Ransomware Attacks on Local Government

donderdag 7 november 2019 in SecureMac (Backup & Security)

High-profile ransomware attacks on city and state governments have made national and international news in the past year. Many people are left wondering how serious the problem is—and what, if anything, can be done about it. The post 7 Facts About …

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5 Things to Know About Blockchain Voting

dinsdag 5 november 2019 in SecureMac (Backup & Security)

Free and fair elections are the cornerstone of any democracy. But in recent years, the integrity of the electoral process itself has been called into question. People across the ideological spectrum are concerned about the political, technological, …

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Cybersecurity and healthcare: When infosec is a matter of life and death

maandag 4 november 2019 in SecureMac (Backup & Security)

We’ve talked about how cybersecurity affects enterprises and schools. But there’s another sector that is increasingly being targeted by cyberattacks: healthcare. The stakes are more than just financial—a cyberattack on a hospital or healthcare facil…

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Checklist 161: The Fixes Are In (Again)

vrijdag 1 november 2019 in SecureMac (Backup & Security)

On this edition of The Checklist: A look at the security bits of this week’s Apple updates, Adware violating apps kicked out of the App Store, and Do rosary beads really need an app? Really? The post Checklist 161: The Fixes Are In (Again) appeared…

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Checklist 160: What If You Lose One Factor?

donderdag 24 oktober 2019 in SecureMac (Backup & Security)

On this edition of The Checklist: What to do if you lose the 2FA “thing you have, Privacy concerns behind the wheel, and Who’s who and why you should fear them. The post Checklist 160: What If You Lose One Factor? appeared first on SecureMac.

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The SecureMac Interview: Nancy Willard on Cyberbullying

woensdag 23 oktober 2019 in SecureMac (Backup & Security)

Nancy Willard is an educator and lawyer who runs Embrace Civility in the Digital Age, an organization dedicated to creating a culture of civility and positivity online through empowering teens and the adults who care for them. She is the author of s…

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Checklist 159: What That and Tencent Will Get You

vrijdag 18 oktober 2019 in SecureMac (Backup & Security)

This week on the Checklist, we’ll look at a troubling connection between Apple and the Chinese government. We’ll revisit the issue of IoT security (spoiler: It’s not getting any safer out there). And we’ll round out the list with a reminder that whe…

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8 Things Small Businesses can do to Prevent a Data Breach

woensdag 16 oktober 2019 in SecureMac (Backup & Security)

Big companies spend millions of dollars guarding against data breaches—and sometimes they still come up short.  So how can small businesses prevent data breaches? Can it even be done? Fortunately, the answer is yes—and there are a number of simple, …

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The SecureMac Interview: Troy Hunt on data breaches

woensdag 16 oktober 2019 in SecureMac (Backup & Security)

Troy Hunt is a Microsoft Regional Director and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Developer Security. He is the creator of Have I Been Pwned (HIBP), a free service that aggregates data breaches and lets people check if their accounts have been…

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Are Macs Safe for Enterprise?

dinsdag 15 oktober 2019 in SecureMac (Backup & Security)

Everyone loves a Mac. They’re famously easy to use. Many people find themselves more productive on Macs. And let’s face it—they definitely have a “cool” factor that PCs can’t match. The post Are Macs Safe for Enterprise? appeared first on SecureMac…

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Checklist 158: Catalina Bound

donderdag 10 oktober 2019 in SecureMac (Backup & Security)

On this Checklist, we’ll take a look at the latest version of macOS. We’ll revisit two-factor authentication by way of a somewhat disappointing story involving Twitter. And we’ll round out the show with news of yet another data breach. The post Chec…

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Checkm8: The unpatchable iOS jailbreak

donderdag 10 oktober 2019 in SecureMac (Backup & Security)

We’ve talked quite a bit about jailbreaks in the past couple of months, from Apple’s accidental reintroduction of an old iOS jailbreak to one developer’s attempt to create an app marketplace for unapproved iOS software. But recently, news has surfac…

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Checklist 157: Just Add S4LT

vrijdag 4 oktober 2019 in SecureMac (Backup & Security)

On this edition of The Checklist: The DoorDash data breach, Considering risks around AltStore, And the security side of recent Apple updates. The post Checklist 157: Just Add S4LT appeared first on SecureMac.

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7 Ways to Prevent Identity Theft

woensdag 2 oktober 2019 in SecureMac (Backup & Security)

Identity theft can upend your life. It requires a tremendous amount of time and effort to undo the damage—and the aftereffects can be felt for months or even years. The post 7 Ways to Prevent Identity Theft appeared first on SecureMac.

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Checklist 156: Watches and Warnings

donderdag 26 september 2019 in SecureMac (Backup & Security)

On this edition of The Checklist: A third-party keyboard warning from Apple, How much is too much consumer protection?, and Apple Watch privacy in an always on world. The post Checklist 156: Watches and Warnings appeared first on SecureMac.

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Red team, blue team: Understanding enterprise cybersecurity roles

donderdag 19 september 2019 in SecureMac (Backup & Security)

If you’re trying to understand how cybersecurity works in an enterprise setting, you’re bound to come across terms like “red team”, “blue team”, and “purple team”. The terms have their origins in the war games used by militaries to assess and improv…

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iOS 13 security and privacy features

woensdag 18 september 2019 in SecureMac (Backup & Security)

It’s official: iOS 13 is here, come friday. iPhone users will be able to try out all the new features announced at the WWDC keynote in June: Dark Mode, QuickPath swipe typing, a revamped Maps, and more. In addition to all of this, iOS 13 also offer…

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Four ways mediocre enterprise security can cost you money—and more

donderdag 12 september 2019 in SecureMac (Backup & Security)

Cybersecurity spending worldwide is estimated to reach well over $120 billion in 2019—and most analysts predict steady growth after that. There’s a reason why companies are investing so heavily in security... The post Four ways mediocre enterprise s…

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Apple Re-Patches Bug That Led to a Public iOS Jailbreak

woensdag 11 september 2019 in SecureMac (Backup & Security)

Over the last couple of weeks, both on the Checklist and on the news section of our site, we’ve been talking about the story of the big iOS jailbreak that was announced in August. This jailbreak was unusual in that it affected the most up-to-date ve…

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