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Make Sure You’re Getting OS X Security Data

There’s a poorly worded checkbox buried in the App Store pane of System Preferences that, if you misinterpret the interface, can result in your Mac failing to download critical anti-malware data. Adam Engst unwittingly had it set wrong, and if you do too, read on to learn how to get it right.

 
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Mac EFI Security Update 2015-001

Safari 8.0.7, 7.1.7, and 6.2.7

ClamXav 2.8.1

11 Stupid Backup Strategies

ChronoSync 4.6.2 and ChronoAgent 1.5.3

CrashPlan 4.2

SpamSieve 2.9.20

Keeping Up with the Snoops 11: News at Eleven

 

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Little Snitch 3.5.3

Microsoft Office 2011 14.5.1

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

ChronoSync 4.6.1 and ChronoAgent 1.5.2

Keeping Up with the Snoops X 10.0

Safari 8.0.6, 7.1.6, and 6.2.6

Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1

How the Apple Watch Could Improve Security

Keeping Up with the Snoops 9: Junk in the PRISM Trunk

Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 12: Recover from a Disaster

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