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Sleep (and Lock) Your Screen

When you are walking away from your computer, it's fairly common practice to start your screen saver and lock your screen. But did you know that there is a built-in keyboard shortcut in Mac OS X to sleep the screen?

Press Control-Shift-Eject and your monitor sleeps without engaging the screen saver.

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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 4: Beef Up Your Security Settings

Chapter 4 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available

Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 3: Quick Security Fixes

Chapter 3 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available

Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 2: Learn Security Basics

Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 1: Introducing Mac Security

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SpamSieve 2.9.19

 

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CrashPlan 3.7

Little Snitch 3.5.1

Thunderstrike Proof-of-Concept Attack Serious, but Limited

Computing for the Visually Impaired, Part 1

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