1. Help
    December 2nd, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    ‘IT’s locked me out!’ Dealing with mandated password change

    A reader who wishes to remain anonymous has a bone to pick with corporate IT. He writes: My company forces us to change our email password every three...

  2. Help
    November 27th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    How to protect your Mac’s most secret stuff with an encrypted disk image

    Given the countless reports of our data being exploited, many of us are increasingly concerned about protecting that data. In the movie below I’m...

  3. Blogs
    November 21st, 2014 by Glenn Fleishman
    It’s time to encrypt everything

    If we’ve learned anything from the last few years, it’s that given the opportunity to snoop on or scarf up our data or our metadata, criminals,...

  4. Blogs
    October 10th, 2014 by Glenn Fleishman
    The scary side of Touch ID

    In this column I want to freak you out just a little bit. In the coming weeks, I will be writing columns to help Mac and iOS users understand the...

  5. News
    October 9th, 2014 by Jeremy Kirk
    Four-digit passcodes remain a weak point in iOS 8 data encryption, researcher says

    The strength of Apple’s revised encryption scheme in iOS 8 hinges on users choosing a strong passcode or password, which they rarely do, according...

  6. Productivity
    August 11th, 2014 by Ian Paul
    Yahoo Mail to support end-to-end PGP encryption by 2015

    Yahoo is following in the footsteps of Google and plans to implement end-to-end encryption into Yahoo Mail by 2015. Like Google, Yahoo plans to...

  7. Help
    December 7th, 2013 by Christopher Breen
    How secure is iCloud?

    Reader John McKnight is concerned about iCloud’s security. He writes: “My wife has an iPhone 4s and we recently purchased an iPad Air. Both...

  8. Help
    July 30th, 2013 by Christopher Breen
    Automator workflow of the month: easily encrypt folders

    You can use Apple’s Disk Utility to convert a folder into an encrypted disk image – a protected archive that you unlock with a password. Such...

  9. Help
    July 8th, 2013 by Rich Mogull
    Switch to Mac: security basics

    When it comes to your security, the latest versions of Windows and OS X are comparable, but you still have a few key differences and settings to become...

  10. News
    July 1st, 2013 by Yardena Arar
    Small businesses are moving to cloud storage despite reservations

    Business use of cloud services for handling sensitive infomation is skyrocketing, and a new study finds that corporate anxiety about the security...

  11. News
    June 20th, 2013 by Antone Gonsalves
    Apple end-to-end encryption far from bulletproof

    Apple says it has end-to-end encryption for iMessage and FaceTime communications, but users should not interpret that as providing an ironclad defence...

  12. News
    March 12th, 2013 by John P. Mello Jr., TechHive
    Apple’s App Store lacked encryption protection for months

    Apple’s app store operated for months without the protection of SSL encryption, according to researchers. Apple announced it had fixed the problem...

  13. News
    January 23rd, 2013 by Jeremy Kirk
    Doubt cast on the security of Kim Dotcom’s Mega service

    Kim Dotcom’s bold new venture, the file-storage and sharing service Mega, is drawing criticism as security researchers analyse how the site...

  14. News
    January 21st, 2013 by John P. Mello Jr., TechHive
    Google expands encryption protection in Chrome browser

    Google will beef up security in the next release of its Chrome browser (version 25) by encrypting all search queries sent from the software. Currently,...

  15. Gadget Guide
    November 15th, 2012 by Macworld Australia Staff
    LaCie PetiteKey

    LaCie’s iamaKey – the USB stick that looks like a key – has grown up. Or, at least, it’s grown smaller. The PetiteKey is now 30 percent...

  16. News
    November 13th, 2012 by Macworld Australia Staff
    New Zealand to host Kim Dotcom’s website relaunch

    Former Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom’s website relaunch has taken a hit with Gabon’s government rejecting his Me.ga website domain. Dotcom...

  17. News
    November 12th, 2012 by Ellen Messmer
    Symantec broadens encryption options for Apple devices, Dropbox

    Symantec this week announced two new data encryption options, one that is file-based encryption for use with Dropbox, and the second that works as...

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