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Internet Insecurity

'Disappearing' Signal Messages Are Stored Indefinitely on Mac Hard Drives

If you use the Signal desktop app, be careful with your notification settings.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.9.18
security
security

The Clever Engineering Behind Intel's Chipocalypse

When computer security collides with computer efficiency.
Michael Byrne
1.4.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

‘Dumb’ MacOS Bug Allowed Anyone to Get Admin Privileges Without a Password

A new bug on MacOS allowed any user to log in as the full-privilege admin user “root” just by entering root as login and pressing enter.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.28.17
EFI
EFI

Some MacOS Users Aren't Getting the Firmware Security Patches They Think They Have

Do you know if your Mac's low-level firmware is up to date with the latest patches? You might not be able to, researchers say.
Lucian Constantin
10.2.17
high sierra
high sierra

MacOS Keychain Theft Issue Shows You Can’t Just Trust Apple to Keep You Secure

Even if you install the latest OS update, security is never a guarantee so take appropriate measures, researcher says.
Lucian Constantin
9.26.17
DIY
DIY

How to Make the 'Delete' Key Actually Delete Files in MacOS's Finder

A simple, six-step process in order to make "Delete" perform the function printed on the key.
Jason Koebler
8.18.17
proto-ipad
proto-ipad

Apple Has Been Struggling with the Stylus for 20 Years

Nearly 20 years before Apple popularized the tablet computer, it created a series of prototype devices that in some ways operate closer to the modern-day iPad Pro than the machine it actually released in 2010.
Ernie Smith
6.30.17
privacy
privacy

Tor Project and Mozilla Making It Harder for Malware to Unmask Users

By making tweaks to how the Tor Browser connects to the anonymity network.
Joseph Cox
10.13.16
Apple
Apple

How to Stop Apple’s MacOS Sierra Automatic Download

Do not want. Yet.
Ben Sullivan
10.4.16
short circuit
short circuit

Apple Is De-Jobsing, And Opening Up

Steve Jobs’ famous drive for end-to-end control of Apple’s products helped to create and define one of the most successful companies in the world. Now, Apple is finally opening up—and that’s good news.
Brian Merchant
6.15.16
short circuit
short circuit

What to Take Away From Apple WWDC 2016

Apple’s latest developer conference brought some major changes to the software that powers the iPhone and the Mac.
Nicholas Deleon
6.13.16