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[25 Mar 2013 | One Comment | 940 views]

A whole weekend of Apple security kerfuffle. Link bait headlines dominated, but the thing most of the writers didn’t mention, at least until the end of their articles, was Apple quickly obviated the issues within hours. Done. But, no, click …

iOS, Mac, Reviews, how to, Security »

[22 Mar 2013 | One Comment | 1,715 views]

Live a bad neighborhood? Trying to cut ties (i.e. it’s complicated) with someone? Untrustworthy roommates? Whether you have real reasons to fear or just suffer from simple paranoia, it’s easy to setup Apple Two-Factor ID to protect your iTunes, iCloud, …

iOS, Security »

[20 Mar 2013 | No Comment | 1,328 views]

Does Apple love or loathe jailbreakers? The answer might be a little bit of both and a security note that accompanied iOS 6.1.3 to market contains a clue. What else is new in this latest mobile operating system for iPhone, …

Mac, Security, Software »

[19 Mar 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,395 views]

Snow Leopard fans, Apple still cares if only for just this little while. While the company hasn’t said what improvements they built into Safari 5.1.8. Mac experts have weighed in with the educated opinions on what’s new — security fixes.
When …

Mac, Security, Software »

[15 Mar 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,006 views]

Whereas Apple’s almost certainly done with updating either OS X Snow Leopard or OS X Lion, the company continues to deliver regular Mac security updates for legacy operating systems. With the release of OS X 10.8.3, Apple has delivered security …

Mac, Security, Software »

[15 Mar 2013 | 5 Comments | 2,601 views]

As of this writing Safari 6.0.3 isn’t available as a separate download, though one expects it will eventually be released for Lion*, as well. In the here and now, Apple has delivered this interim browser update with the latest Mountain …

Mac, Security, Software »

[15 Mar 2013 | 2 Comments | 4,090 views]

A beta worthy of Google. Mac OS X 10.8.3 has been in beta, at least 13 developer releases, since November. And, what do we get for all that waiting? A lot of little patches and tweaks. In addition to a …

Deals, Mac, Security, Software »

[8 Mar 2013 | 3 Comments | 1,646 views]

Geekbench can now be run on Blackberry 10, as well as Apple’s latest toys. CleanMyMac gets a whole number bump, while Firefox gets a security-flavored tweak. Rounding out today’s Mac App report are a pair of Spring Mac bundles, which …

Mac, Security »

[5 Mar 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,153 views]

Have a Mac running OS X Lion v10.7 or later with Java installed? Then you need to fire up the Mac App Store (a.k.a. Software Update) and get this Java for OS X Update. And, wow, what a weekend for …

Mac, Security, Software »

[20 Feb 2013 | 6 Comments | 1,251 views]

Don’t know why I installed Java for Mac, but there it is. Sort of like an ex-girlfriend’s cat that you’re obligated to taking care of. Fresh Mac for Java versions are available from the good people at Apple for the …

Mac, Security »

[8 Feb 2013 | 4 Comments | 1,808 views]

The biggest Mac security threat today is Oracle’s Java, right? Perhaps, not so much. Whereas few install let alone use Java, Flash is fairly ubiquitous. Now, Adobe is scrambling to deliver a patch for a nasty zero day Flash vulnerability …

Mac, Security, Software »

[2 Feb 2013 | 4 Comments | 1,311 views]

For the last two years, give or take, Mac security issues have been almost entirely traceable to Java for Mac. How’s that going? The same as last week, last month and, sadly, last year. That said, quite naturally, if you …

Mac, Security, Software »

[1 Feb 2013 | 6 Comments | 2,633 views]

Though you probably have never heard of Thomas Reed before, now is a very good time to get acquainted. On his site, Thomas’ Tech Corner, he’s published benchmarks for 20 AV products in a quest to answer the question — …

Deals, Mac, Security »

[15 Jan 2013 | 7 Comments | 5,449 views]

Yet another Java security vulnerability has people on the web, including Mac users, running a little scared. Whereas Oracle has issued a partial fix and OS X’s integrated XProtect malware blocker have the issue covered, more than a few of …

Mac, Security »

[14 Jan 2013 | 6 Comments | 5,249 views]

There’s a serious Java vulnerability that could indeed affect Mac security. The feds advise disabling Java because the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild and that upwards of 850 million computers are vulnerable. Meanwhile Oracle is promising that …