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EncFSGui – GUI Wrapper around encfs for OSX

Introduction3 weeks ago, I posted a rant about my frustration/concern related with crypto tools, more specifically the lack of tools to implement crypto-based protection for files on OSX, in a point-&-click user-friendly way.  I listed my personal functional and technical criteria for such tools and came to the con
Publish At:2016-02-01 10:20 | Read:5284 | Comments:0 | Tags:001_Security Crypto My Free Tools Scripts boxcryptor classic

How to Get the Most out of Apple’s Safari 9 with El Capitan

With every major operating system release, Apple updates its Safari web browser. The release of OS X El Capitan was no exception. While the list of new features in the browser is limited, Safari 9, available with El Capitan, contains some very useful improvements. Here's a look at all the new features in Safari 9, along with some tips to help you get the mos
Publish At:2015-12-11 03:50 | Read:4924 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple El Capitan Safari Safari 9 web browser

How to Securely Empty Trash in OS X El Capitan

Previous versions of OS X used to have a Secure Empty Trash feature, which would securely delete the contents of the Trash. What this did was overwrite the files with zeroes, making it much harder — nearly impossible, in fact — to recover the files.Unfortunately, when OS X El Capitan was released, Apple removed the Secure Empty Trash feature due to a vulnera
Publish At:2015-11-05 19:10 | Read:3223 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple How To CVE-2015-5901 El Capitan FileVault OS X Secure

Interface Tweaks for El Capitan

When you use a Mac, you probably want to adjust things so it's exactly right for the way you work. There are lots of ways you can tweak El Capitan to customize the way it displays. You can tweak the menu bar, alter the Dock, change Desktop wallpaper, zoom the cursor to make it bigger, and more.In this article, I'll tell you how to customize the way El Capita
Publish At:2015-10-22 13:00 | Read:3337 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple How To El Capitan Interface Mac OS X

Apple Patches Include iOS 9.1 Update, Pangu Jailbreak Fix

It was only three weeks ago that Apple patched its core line of products and pushed its latest version of OS X, El Capitan. Yet another wave of patches arrived Thursday however to address scores of vulnerabilities in OS X, iOS, Safari, iTunes, and even the company’s smart watch operating system, watchOS.With the iOS update, iOS 9.1, Apple effectively k
Publish At:2015-10-22 03:40 | Read:2855 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Vulnerabilities apple Apple patches El Capitan ios iPh

Apple Patches 100+ Vulnerabilities in OS X, Safari, iOS

UPDATE Apple pushed out its latest operating system, El Capitan, yesterday, and while it boasts many security fixes, the update fails to address the outstanding vulnerability in Gatekeeper that came to light this week.The issue with Gatekeeper, as described yesterday by Patrick Wardle, the director of research at Synack, fails to verify whether an app runs o
Publish At:2015-10-01 14:30 | Read:2702 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Vulnerabilities apple apple security El Capitan Gateke

Intego Software Updated for OS X El Capitan Compatibility

Thanks to nearly 18 years of experience and dedication to protecting Apple products, Intego has had amazing success in the consumer Mac anti-virus market. Intego products are the optimum solutions for protecting, cleaning, and organizing Macs, because we build our software from the ground up for OS X. Today we're keeping our promise to our customers with all
Publish At:2015-09-30 11:50 | Read:4177 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Software & Apps compatible El Capitan Mac OS X softwa

OS X El Capitan: Security and Privacy Features Overview

OS X El Capitan is now available, and it's time to upgrade your Mac to Apple's new operating system, if you so desire. El Capitan will run on all Macs that can run Yosemite, so if you're running OS X 10.10, you should consider upgrading to OS X 10.11.If you have older hardware, you may hesitate, thinking that El Capitan might slow down your Mac. Keep in mind
Publish At:2015-09-30 11:50 | Read:3013 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Security & Privacy El Capitan OS X

Apple Zero Day Remains Unpatched

A recently disclosed kernel-level zero-day vulnerability in Mac OS X Yosemite and Mavericks remains unpatched, though reports say Apple is developing and testing a patch.Luca Todesco, an 18-year-old security researcher from Italy, on Sunday dropped details and proof-of-concept code about the security issue shortly after he disclosed them to Apple. Multiple
Publish At:2015-08-19 07:15 | Read:3699 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Vulnerabilities apple apple security El Capitan Luca T

Writing Advanced OS X Malware an ‘Elegant’ Solution to Improving Detection

Patrick Wardle has one word for today’s generation of Mac OS X malware: lame.Sure there are advanced samples out there developed by nation-state sponsored groups or exploit vendors such as Hacking Team, but for the most part, Wardle says, we’re still talking about malware that are standalone binaries that are easily detectable and remind him of 1
Publish At:2015-07-31 07:40 | Read:2068 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Black Hat Malware Vulnerabilities Web Security apple a

Apple Criticised for Not Patching OS X Yosemite Zero-Day Vulnerability

A German security researcher, Stefan Esser, has published details of a zero-day vulnerability in OS X that could allow a malicious hacker to escalate their privileges, opening opportunities for them to hijack complete control of innocent users' Macs.And despite releasing the details of this latest OS X security hole without informing Apple beforehand, Esser
Publish At:2015-07-22 21:40 | Read:3233 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security & Privacy Security News Apple El Capitan OS X vulne

OS X 10.11 El Capitan: What Mac Users Need to Know

Apple announced the next version of its desktop operating system at the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) this week. Called OS X El Capitan (named after a mountain in the Yosemite National Park), this operating system is going to build on OS X Yosemite without adding lots of new features.As many Mac users had hoped, Apple seems to be focusing on getting
Publish At:2015-06-09 22:10 | Read:5111 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple El Capitan Mac OS X OS X 10.11 WWDC 2015

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