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Rich Mogull has been working in the security world for 17 or so years, and breaking computers (usually by accident) even longer. After about 10 years in physical security (mostly running large events/concerts), he made the mistake of getting drunk in Silicon Valley and telling someone he "worked in security." Next morning he woke up with a job as an IT security consultant. That's not totally true, but it's far more amusing than his full biography. He currently works as an independent security consultant and writer through Securosis.com and previously spent seven years as an analyst with Gartner. Rich has also worked as a paramedic, done stints as a firefighter and with Rocky Mountain Rescue, and recently retired from ski patrol when he moved to sunny Arizona. He still dabbles in disaster medicine, when nature cooperates.

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Opening a Folder from the Dock

Sick of the dock on Mac OS X Leopard not being able to open folders with a simple click, like sanity demands and like it used to be in Tiger? You can, of course click it, and then click again on Open in Finder, but that's twice as many clicks as it used to be. (And while you're at it, Control-click the folder, and choose both Display as Folder and View Content as List from the contextual menu. Once you have the content displaying as a list, there's an Open command right there, but that requires Control-clicking and choosing a menu item.) The closest you can get to opening a docked folder with a single click is Command-click, which opens its enclosing folder. However, if you instead put a file from the docked folder in the Dock, and Command-click that file, you'll see the folder you want. Of course, if you forget to press Command when clicking, you'll open the file, which may be even more annoying.

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You Are Apple’s Greatest Security Challenge

Apple and Google Spark Civil Rights Debate

Macs Mostly Safe from Bash Vulnerability, but Be Ready to Patch

Apple Pay Aims to Disrupt Payment Industry

iCloud Flaw Not Source of Celebrity Photo Theft

iOS 7 Email Attachment Vulnerability Real but Limited

The Normal Person’s Guide to the Heartbleed Vulnerability

How to Protect Your iCloud Keychain from the NSA

How Apple Protects Your iPhone from Your Employer

Q&A about Fingerprint Scanning

What Apple Data the U.S. Government Can and Cannot Access

iCloud for Families Debuts

Isolate Adobe Flash by Using Google Chrome

Do You Need Mac Antivirus Software in 2013?

Examining Apple’s Security Efforts in 2012

Answering Questions about Sandboxing, Gatekeeper, and the Mac App Store

Apple Hardens Security with Mac OS X 10.7.4 and Safari 5.1.7

Apple Releases Flashback Malware Removal Tools

How to Tell If Your Cloud Provider Can Read Your Data

OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Stalks iOS

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