A newly discovered vulnerability affects nearly all Apple products. Rich Mogull has the details, including how to protect yourself until Apple issues a patch.
Encrypting your iOS device is an excellent way to protect your data, but if you upgraded from iOS 3 to 4, encryption might not be enabled... even if you think it is. Here’s how to make sure you’re protected.
Macs and iOS devices surely face security challenges in the future, but it’s highly unlikely they will resemble those historically faced by Windows users. Rich Mogull explains a little security history, and shows how it, and recent moves by Apple, help us predict our collective security future.
Encrypting an entire hard drive is a great way to protect your data, but as users of PGP WDE learned when they upgraded to Mac OS X 10.6.5, whole disk encryption also brings its own risks.
A new Firefox plug-in allows anyone to hijack webmail, social networking, and other accounts accessed from the same network. Here’s why it’s a problem, how to protect yourself, and why our service providers need to fix this immediately.
The iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are completely disrupting the mobile device landscape, and while Apple faces some security challenges with the iOS devices, the company also enjoys a number of advantages over other systems.
Although Apple is now giving out iPhone 4 cases to help resolve the antenna issues, few sources explain how a simple piece of tape or a case can make a difference. Rich Mogull digs into his radio geek past for an explanation.
With a zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash, a new way of extracted data from an encrypted iPhone, and a malicious bit of spyware making the rounds, it has been a rough few weeks in the security world. Read on for our suggestions on how to protect yourself, and be careful out there.
Facebook may be the single most popular social media service on the Internet, but its policies and practices demonstrate little concern for your privacy. Security expert Rich Mogull explains how to protect your privacy on - and from - Facebook.
Apple has announced plans to release a larger iPod touch to complete their portable product line, silence critics, and better differentiate the iPad.
As with the iPhone, the iPad's undeniable consumer appeal means that IT departments shouldn't be surprised when users start bringing them to work.
After putting up with basic calendaring limitations that Apple failed to improve in Snow Leopard, Snow Leopard Server, and iPhone OS 3.0, Rich Mogull worries that his devotion to Apple server technologies may be indication of mental disorder.
Some TidBITS readers' antivirus filters flagged TidBITS #1006 as being malicious, but a little research quickly exonerated our email issue, showing that the antivirus filter in question was instead badly designed.
Rich Mogull shares his experience of attending the grand opening of the first official Microsoft Store in Scottsdale, Arizona.
All users should immediately patch Adobe Acrobat and Reader and, due to Adobe's ongoing string of major security flaws, should set Apple's Preview as their default PDF reader.