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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 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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Smarter Parental Controls

If you've been using the parental controls options in Mac OS X to lock your child out of using a particular computer late at night, but would like to employ a more clever technique to limit Internet access, turn to MAC address filtering on an Apple base station.

To do this, launch AirPort Utility, select your base station, and click Manual Setup. In the Access Control view, choose Time Access to turn on MAC filtering. You'll need to enter the MAC address of the particular computer, which (in 10.5 Leopard and 10.6 Snow Leopard) you can find in the Network System Preferences pane: click AirPort in the adapter list, and click Advanced. The AirPort ID is the MAC address.


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The Million Dollar iOS Hack (Isn’t)

XcodeGhost Exploits the Security Economics of Apple’s Ecosystem

What You Need to Know About the Thunderstrike 2 Worm

How the Apple Watch Could Improve Security

Apple Pay Exposes Insecure Bank Policies

The Good News about the CIA Targeting Apple

Thunderstrike Proof-of-Concept Attack Serious, but Limited

The Real Reason Some Merchants Are Blocking Apple Pay… for Now

How Spotlight Suggestions Handles Privacy

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

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