Archive for the 'Mac' Category

Let’s get backing up this New Year!

So another year is gone and a new one is upon us. Many of us have received or purchased new computer systems for personal use, work or school or will be soon. Nowadays many of us have a great deal of our lives – pictures of family, personal and legal documents and more stored digitally […]

OS X Mavericks Update and Security Fixes

I recently wrote about the major security whole in the latest version of OS X – read my last post. It appears Apple has released the fix finally. Although the ‘fix’ comes not in a simple ‘patch’ but in an entire Operating System upgrade! After several months of testing, Apple has released OS X version […]

Serious OS-X and iOS Security Vulnerability Completely Opens Up Your ALL Your Secure Communications

It had been know for MONTHS that there was a serious security flaw in iOS and possibly the latest version of OS X that could allow attackers to surreptitiously circumvent the most prevalent Internet security protocol – TLS/SSL and and Security Certificate validations. The issue is a “fundamental bug in Apple’s SSL implementation,” This can […]

Zero Day Adobe and Microsoft Exploits

Adobe has released (for the second time this month) an emergency update for its widely used Flash Player to combat active attacks that exploit a previously unknown security bug that hackers are actively exploiting to surreptitiously install malware on end-user computers. Attackers are already exploiting it! Please apply this patch and stay secure. If your […]

Using Google’s Two Step Verification

If you don’t know what 2-Step Verification is here is a simple explanation: The two-step system uses both a password and a numerical code tied to your mobile phone, which can be sent by Google via SMS or generated by a smartphone app. Either way, it means a prospective hacker would need to obtain both […]

Java update April 2013

If you haven’t installed Oracle’s most recent Java patch, you should do so now! Nefarious folks are hacking those that have not patched their systems. You can find the latest Java here for Mac OSX, Windows or Linux. I know many folks have taken to removing or disabling Java all together over security concerns. While […]

Acrobat Security Hole (again) and a fix

D#mn it Adobe! More serious security holes!! You can read their advisory here. Please take the time and follow this How To to secure you Acrobat application. Well if you use Adobe Acrobat (and who doesn’t since it is a de facto format now). Be safe y’all!

Disable UPnP to Protect Yourself from New Security Hole Found in Wi-Fi Routers.

If you don’t know. And most of you probably don’t. There is a major security flaw that has been recently aggressively exploited. It could allow people with malicious intent access your system(s). Mac, Windows PC and Linux, all are vulnerable because this is NOT a OS flaw, but a router flaw! So please don’t think […]

Tech power and input deals.

For those with laptop/portable computers you know what it’s like to always have to pack everything in your bag for each trip. Why not keep have an extra power supply so that you can have one at home AND the office (or in your bag) always waiting? No constantly having to reach and dig behind […]

Avoid Internet Doomsday: Check for DNSChanger Malware Now

Some background: The DNS system is a network of servers that translates a web address — such as http://www.google.com — into the numerical addresses that computers use to locate actual websites, computers and servers. It is known as the Internet’s phone book, which translates URLs to the IP address for the server hosting the Web […]