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Track Bandwidth Use with VirusBarrier X6

If you have monthly bandwidth limits, it's useful to know how much data you have used so far to avoid overage charges or being shut off by your ISP. But how do you determine how much data your Mac has transferred? Open VirusBarrier X6's Traffic window to see both current and cumulative traffic, and you can also create warnings when your data usage - incoming, outgoing, or both - exceeds an amount you specify.

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“Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Ready for Everyone

We’re pleased to make the official release of Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” available to people who aren’t in the TidBITS membership program. It’s an essential read for those concerned about protecting the data on their Macs from illicit access.

 
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Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 9: Manage iCloud Security

Chapter 9 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available

Security Update 2015-003 (Yosemite)

Macs Not Vulnerable to BadUSB Attack

Apple Pay Exposes Insecure Bank Policies

Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 8: Surf the Web Safely

Chapter 8 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available

International Verify Your Backups Day

The Good News about the CIA Targeting Apple

 

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Security Update 2015-002 (Mountain Lion, Mavericks, and Yosemite)

Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 7: Fortify Your Mac’s Defenses

Chapter 7 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available

Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 6: Improve Your Network Security

Chapter 6 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available

Keeping Up with the Snoops 8: Snoop Harder

Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 5: Improve Your Passwords

Chapter 5 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available

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