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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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Avoid Simple Typos

If, like me, you find yourself typing 2911 in place of 2011 entirely too often, you can have Mac OS X (either Lion or Snow Leopard) fix such typos for you automatically. Just open the Language & Text pane of System Preferences, click the Text button at the top, and then add a text substitution by clicking the + button underneath the list. It won't work everywhere (for that you'll want a utility like Smile's TextExpander), but it should work in applications like Pages and TextEdit, and in Save dialog boxes.

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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

Gatekeeper Slams the Door on Mac Malware Epidemics

How to Lose and Recover iCloud Data

Will Siri Change the Rules of the Search Game?

Steve Jobs: Sharing the Joy

Lion Security: Building on the iOS Foundation

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