1. Help
    January 12th, 2015 by Topher Kessler
    How to better manage passwords with Keychain Access

    If you’ve ever encountered a dialogue box that, upon asking for a password, offers to store it, you’ve had a brush with OS X’s keychain. And...

  2. News
    January 9th, 2015 by Lucian Constantin
    Apple blocks tool that brute-forces iCloud passwords

    Apple has fixed an issue that could have allowed attackers to launch brute-force attacks against iCloud users in order to guess their passwords. The...

  3. Blogs
    December 5th, 2014 by Glenn Fleishman
    Choosing whether to sync your passwords

    Every password you create should be unique: every site, service or system needs its own. Also, they should be long, not contain any words found in...

  4. Help
    October 13th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    iCloud two-step verification just added another step: app-specific passwords

    Reader Darlene Brian is having issues with her iCloud account. She writes: I use Outlook for Mac for my email and today it’s been telling me that...

  5. News
    August 26th, 2014 by Tim Greene
    Researchers show how PC botnets could infect iOS devices to steal passwords.

    Attackers could compromise iPads and iPhones on a large scale through the infected computers that make up botnets, researchers say. Nearly a quarter...

  6. Blogs
    February 4th, 2014 by Roger A Grimes
    Eleven sure signs you’ve been hacked

    In today’s threatscape, antivirus software provides little peace of mind. In fact, anti-malware scanners on the whole are horrifically inaccurate,...

  7. News
    November 17th, 2013 by John E. Dunn
    Hackers compromise 860,000 MacRumors forum accounts

    The estimated 860,000 users of the popular MacRumors web forum have been told to change their passwords immediately after hackers successfully compromised...

  8. Blogs
    October 20th, 2013 by Steve Ragan
    Raising awareness quickly: a look at basic password hygiene

    Continuing a running series for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Rapid7 has released another easily emailed awareness note. This time the...

  9. Help
    September 2nd, 2013 by Abbi Perets, Macworld
    Six ways to keep teenagers safe online

    A few years ago, all I had to do to keep my kids safe online was set up the family computer in a well-trafficked room and walk by every so often....

  10. Help
    July 6th, 2013 by Tony Bradley
    Passwords aren’t dying any time soon. Here’s how to manage them effectively.

    It’s tough to keep track of all of your passwords. In spite of advances in biometrics and increased attention on the value of two-factor authentication,...

  11. Features
    April 28th, 2013 by Joe Kissell
    Are Your Passwords Safe?

    How to keep your accounts as secure as possible. By Joe Kissell We don’t mean to alarm you, but – well, actually we do. Your password strategy,...

  12. News
    April 19th, 2013 by Antone Gonsalves
    Brainwaves as passwords a boon for wearable computing

    Researchers show the potential of thought-based authentication using a stock gaming headset that captured EEG signals. With the next wave in consumer...

  13. Features
    April 17th, 2013 by Neal Wise
    Safe and sound: securing Mountain Lion

    Since our last security feature in 2012, a lot has changed with OS X security. Apple has improved kernel-level security protections like Address Space...

  14. News
    March 3rd, 2013 by Juan Carlos Perez
    Evernote reports hack attack, tells users to reset passwords

    Evernote, which makes business and consumer productivity software for things like taking notes and doing research, is forcing all of its 50 million...

  15. News
    February 20th, 2013 by Zach Miners
    Twitter calls for smarter password habits following Jeep, Burger King hacks

    Twitter is urging its account holders to be smarter with their passwords following two recent attacks by hackers directed at Burger King and Jeep...

  16. News
    February 4th, 2013 by James Niccolai
    250,000 users must reset their passwords after Twitter hack

    Twitter’s servers were breached by “extremely sophisticated” hackers who may have made off with user names and passwords for about 250,000 users,...

  17. Help
    November 30th, 2012 by Joe Kisell
    What you don’t know about passwords might hurt you

    I don’t mean to alarm you, but—well, actually I do. Your password strategy, if you have one at all, might be seriously out of date. In recent...

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