macOS

The Weakest Link

How to Securely Get Rid of Your Devices

How to clean out that drawer of old phones, laptops, and hard drives without having to worry about someone getting their hands on your data.
Lucian Constantin
11.13.18
Hacking

We Spoke to an Ex-NSA Hacker Who Has Organized the First-Ever Mac Security Conference

Despite their reputation, Mac computers have bugs, vulnerabilities, and even malware targeted at them. With their rising popularity in the workplace, it’s “the perfect” time for a Mac-only security conference.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.28.18
Internet Insecurity

Bugs Allowed Hackers to Make Malware Look Like Apple Software

Hackers could have snuck malware past several popular third-party Mac security tools thanks to a mistake in how the tools were implementing Apple digital certificate APIs.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.12.18
OpenGL

Why Indie Game Developers Are Worried About the New MacOS

Building cross-platform games just got a little riskier thanks to Apple.
Ian Birnbaum
6.6.18
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

The Clever Engineering Behind Intel's Chipocalypse

When computer security collides with computer efficiency.
Michael Byrne
1.4.18
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

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

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

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

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

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
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