Howard Oakley explains App Translocation, a macOS security mechanism that protects against malicious plug-ins within benign apps but can occasionally cause first-launch crashes.
A few months ago, Apple quietly updated Monterey, Big Sur, and Catalina with XProtect Remediator, a new malware scanner built into XProtect, so your Mac is now regularly checking for malware in the background. Howard Oakley uncovered it and offers some technical details.
Apple has released iOS 12.5.6 to fix a serious WebKit vulnerability for older models of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It has been exploited in the wild, so update immediately if you’re still using one of those classics.
Streaming service Plex is warning users to change their passwords after user data was compromised. Here’s how to do so.
Apple’s AirTag and other Find My trackers—along with Find My-tracked Apple devices—may be too aggressive about telling you where they are—or aren’t. They can be useful for tracking luggage and other valuables while traveling, particularly with others, but you will likely need to tune your settings to reduce notifications.
Evildoers are exploiting a pair of security vulnerabilities in iOS, iPadOS, and macOS 12 Monterey, so Apple has released focused updates to thwart them. Don’t delay, update today.
If you need to get rid of a Mac or external drive, how do you ensure that no one can access the data on it? Adam Engst runs through the various methods you can employ, one or more of which should address your situation.
After failing to receive SMS text messages from five financial services websites that use them for two-factor authentication codes, Adam Engst resolved his problem with a quick call to T-Mobile to remove an automatically created system-level block on those numbers.
Apple announced it will add an enhanced security mode to this year’s planned operating system updates to deter government-level spyware.
While the Russian military attempts to level Ukrainian cities, Russian intelligence agencies have targeted the rest of the world online. Microsoft offers early insights into what its threat intelligence team has learned on the digital front lines.
Passkeys are a new way to log into websites and apps that replaces passwords. The industry-standard passkey technology is simpler and more secure than passwords (even with two-factor authentication), resists phishing, and is built to be compatible across browsers and platforms.
In what may be the final release of the iOS 15/macOS 12 cycle to include more than bug fixes and security updates, Apple has updated all its operating systems with some improvements to Podcasts and Wallet, plus bug fixes and security updates.
What better day than Friday the 13th to check that your backups are actually working by restoring some critical files?
iCloud Drive folder sharing has been around since macOS 10.15 Catalina, which makes it all the less acceptable that someone with whom the folder is shared can delete a file permanently and with only one possible—and unmentioned by Apple—option for recovery.