Despite much-publicized Flashback infections in 2012, most Mac users still don’t need antivirus software. We explain why, and which situations might warrant it.
2012 was a watershed year for Apple’s security efforts. While dealing with significant challenges, the company made strong advances, setting the stage for strong security for years to come.
The combination of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion’s Gatekeeper and Apple’s recently enacted sandboxing requirement for the Mac App Store will provide Mac users with significant protection from attackers, but Apple will need to maintain the right balance of control and freedom or risk hamstringing the Mac platform.
With the release of Mac OS X 10.7.4, Apple closes the legacy FileVault password exposure and adds an important security feature to keep Adobe Flash users safe on Macs.
Sometimes it’s hard to know how cloud providers protect your data, and if they can take a peek. Security Editor Rich Mogull shows you how you can figure out for yourself just how secure your cloud-hosted data and files are.
OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion introduces a new security feature to help users install downloaded software only when it comes from trusted sources. This is the first major advance in consumer security to protect users from being tricked into downloading malicious applications.
Apple has now released OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion as a developer preview, and TidBITS Security Editor Rich Mogull provides a first look at how Mountain Lion will bring key iOS features and apps to the Mac, make iCloud essential, and significantly change the security playing field with Gatekeeper.
It’s all too easy to make a simple mistake and lose important data stored in iCloud forever. Here’s a technique to recover your information, assuming you have it backed up on your Mac.
Siri has the potential to disrupt the search engine market, but is that really Apple’s intention?
TidBITS security editor Rich Mogull finds that, for him, Steve Jobs’s joy of creation mattered more than the objects themselves.
Lion leverages lessons learned from iOS to be Apple’s most significant security update to Mac OS X ever. Here are four security key changes, why they matter, and what we can expect in the future.
Imagine a future where your Mac, iPhone, and iPad are merely disposable appliances, not the center of your digital life. For some of us this future is now, and while it’s not yet cheap or as easy as it should be, Apple is taking us in that direction with iCloud, Lion, and iOS 5.
If you’ve wondered what “the cloud” or “cloud computing” is, Rich Mogull is here to explain what it’s all about and why it — and especially Apple’s iCloud — has the power to transform the world.
A security breach at digital certificate provider Comodo has resulted in emergency updates for all operating systems and Web browsers, including Mac OS X, iOS, and Safari. Learn why digital certificates are so important, but also so problematic.
Due to all the good domain names being taken, ICANN, the international domain name authority, now allows you to register domain names in different colors.