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Mark H. Anbinder No comments

Microsoft Office 2008 and 2004 Receive Updates

Microsoft has released updates for Office 2004 and Office 2008, providing bug fixes and other improvements, as well as important patches for vulnerabilities in the software. Meantime, the company is offering a discount price on Office 2008 when purchased with a Mac, through 08-Sep-08.

Adam Engst No comments

More Photo Backup Options While Traveling

Although Adam's approach for backing up photos while traveling worked well for him, readers suggest some different approaches that might work well in other situations.

Adam Engst No comments

Backing up Photos While Traveling

When you're on vacation, backing up your Mac probably isn't high on your list of things to do. But you should protect your vacation photos, which could easily disappear with a slip in the ocean or a lost piece of luggage. Here's how (complete with some pictures of our recent trip to Wales).

Glenn Fleishman No comments

DNS Clients Have Small Vector of Risk after Patch

The SANS Institute finds that Apple's patch for a flaw in the DNS protocol doesn't fix client resolver software, leaving Macs vulnerable to a far-less-likely outcome.

Glenn Fleishman Adam Engst No comments

Apple Finally Fixes DNS Flaw and ARDAgent Vulnerability

Install Security Update 2008-005 now! Apple has finally released a security fix for a serious DNS flaw that's being exploited in the wild. The update also includes fixes for other serious vulnerabilities.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

Secure Your DNS Since Apple Hasn’t

You can update your Mac's flawed DNS software in advance of Apple releasing a critical, necessary, and overdue fix. But do so at your own risk. (This article is now obsolete.)

Glenn Fleishman No comments

Google Gmail Adds Secure Session Option

Google at last enables always-on security for its Gmail service, while also revealing the locations from which your account has been accessed recently.

Rich Mogull Glenn Fleishman No comments

Apple Fails to Patch Critical Exploited DNS Flaw

Apple has made its biggest security stumble ever by not releasing a necessary patch for a serious DNS exploit that allows any domain name to be redirected to any IP address.

Adam Engst No comments

Take Control News: Better Backups with New Ebooks and Free Content

In conjunction with the third edition of Joe Kissell's best-selling "Take Control of Mac OS X Backups," we've released the biggest feature comparison of Mac backup apps ever, along with an update to "Take Control of Easy Backups in Leopard."

Rich Mogull No comments

How to Protect Yourself from the New Mac OS X Trojans

Take a few simple steps to understand and protect yourself from the latest malicious software targeting Macs.

Joe Kissell No comments

The Evolving World of Mac Backup Software

The release of Time Machine hasn't slowed down development of third-party Mac backup programs. Not only are there more choices now than ever, backup features are evolving in new and surprising ways.

Adam Engst No comments

Security Update 2008-003 / Mac OS X 10.5.3 Fix Flaws

Mac OS X 10.5.3 fixes numerous security vulnerabilities in Leopard, and Security Update 2008-003 addresses those and more for Tiger.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

Help! I’m Being Held Captive, and All I Have Is a Wi-Fi Network!

Install some software and engrave a number on your Mac, and in the event that it's stolen, the computer may be able to help in its own recovery by sending you pictures or videos of the thief, or even by screaming for help if it finds itself in an Apple Store.

Rich Mogull No comments

Unpatched iCal Security Flaws Present Low Risk

Details on three new unpatched security flaws were just released. While the risk to Mac users is low, the announcement raises ethical issues about how vendors and security researchers approach security vulnerabilities.

Rich Mogull No comments

iPhone Security Tips

Avoid rogue wireless networks and take advantage of your iPhone's security features with just a few simple screen taps and slides.