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[7 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 2,131 views]

Do you NEED to run antivirus software on your Mac? No, but reasonable observers still conclude that running Mac antivirus is a good idea and ClamXav is the free, open-source-based solution that runs on my Macs.
Developer Mark Allen has been …

Mac, Security »

[20 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 618 views]

Apple’s Mac security team has been very active of late, blocking Java and Flash plugins due to in-the-wild vulnerabilities three times over the last month or so. Today’s XProtect update blocks a recent version of Flash Plugin.
That said, I had …

iOS, Security »

[19 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 1,633 views]

If for no other reason, and there are scores of really good reasons, you should download and install iOS 7 on every compatible iPhone, iPad and/or iPod touch you own just for the security. Covering more than 40 vulnerabilities — i.e. …

Mac, Security »

[13 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 4,501 views]

Although there are still things to do ahead of the physical delivery of Tim Cook’s “busy Fall,” Apple just leveled up in a big way by releasing Mac security updates (below), as well as a biggish OS X 10.8.5 Update. …

Mac, Security, Software »

[11 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 3,587 views]

When it rains it pours, a good soaking. Mac updates for productivity apps Nissus Writer, Mellel, Office for Mac and Adobe Acrobat have been released. As you might expect, the indie developers have squished bugs while Microsoft and Adobe delivered …

Mac, Security »

[10 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 3,079 views]

The last time Apple pushed an XProtect Update, the company deprecated and blocked older versions of Java. Today, however, it’s Adobe’s Flash Plugin that has been blocked due to some as yet unspecific security issue.
Of course, when Apple blocked older …

Mac, Security »

[3 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 578 views]

Wondering why your company’s Java-based HR page stopped working? While you were driving to mom’s or the beach for the weekend, Apple deprecated previous versions of Java for Mac and slipped out an update.
The security mavens at Intego noted …

Mac, Security »

[27 Aug 2013 | 3 Comments | 2,637 views]

Who knows better how to secure your Mac than the people dedicated to spying? Yes, we are talking about the NSA and, though this particular guide isn’t entirely fresh, the American spy agency’s advice is nonetheless timely and easy to …

Mac, Security, Software »

[27 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 996 views]

No, there aren’t any Mac viruses, but it can’t hurt to be prepared and it wouldn’t be good to pass along PC malware to an unwashed friend — that’s where ClamXav comes in and developer Mark Allen has just released …

Mac, Security »

[3 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 2,144 views]

Although over 90 percent of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users have installed iOS 6.x, Mac users aren’t quite as up-to-date — more than a third are still running OS X 10.6.x. That said, Apple still has love for Snow …

Deals, Mac, Security, Software »

[12 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 2,325 views]

It is time to get safe people and today’s Fairer Deal report has Mac security bundles to get the job done cheap. And, when Apple ships new MacBooks, there is oft a rush to discount and clear out product — …

Mac, Security, Software »

[11 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 2,589 views]

A busy, busy Monday for Apple, Tim Cook et al and, happily enough, there was much goodness for the Mac, too, including new 802.11ac Airport hardware, software and firmware. Further, Apple has also modestly trimmed refurbished Airport. Step inside for …

Mac, Security »

[5 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 1,426 views]

It has been months since the recent Mac security scare — is Apple doing a better job or have hackers turned their attention elsewhere? Whatever the case, the mothership has OS X security updates for Snow Leopard and Lion users. …

Mac, Security, Software »

[24 May 2013 | No Comment | 3,107 views]

This Friday edition of the Mac Update report brings you news of an unscheduled Flash Player update that has no security content, wow! And, Evernote hit with not one, but three updates while Twitter is just all over the place. …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Security »

[24 May 2013 | No Comment | 3,676 views]

The simple way is (almost) always the best. Whether you want to hide important business documents, or a collection of “adult material,” the method that gets the job done with the least amount of fuss at lowest cost is best. …