Before we get started, we'd do well by advising you not to leave your Mac unattended in a public place. That's an expensive -- and highly coveted -- machine! But sometimes, nature calls, or that second latte is all you need to keep chugging along with work for the afternoon. Take the neccessary precautions to make sure that your laptop stays put and, more importantly, that your private information stays unrevealed.
Your passwords are your essential to living online and you take their security seriously. But there are so many of them and it's hard to keep track of killer, hard-to-crack passwords. After all, no "password123" for you. With hundreds of password keepers in the App Store, we took a look at the top-rated kings of the encryption to see what we could see. Four stars or higher from 80 or more ratings on universal apps need only apply.
There are just too many online services these days that require passwords, and keeping track of all those security keys can get confusing after awhile. The built-in Keychain Access service in OS X, Safari and a several other applications can remember your password for you, but it's not as fully-featured as one would hope. Enter LastPass, the password manager that works on Macs, Windows, and even iOS devices. Oh, and did we mention that it's free and integrates with your browser, too?
By default, passcodes in iOS are only 4-digit numerical codes that aren't as secure as passwords using upper and lower-case characters, special characters, and numbers. If you want to make your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad even more secure, it's best to create an alphanumerical passcode.
We’ve covered writing basic AppleScripts in the past, but if you’re writing an AppleScript that requires administrator privileges to run properly, the script may not function correctly without a username and password present. In this post, we’ll show you how to correctly format your AppleScripts that require authentication.
If you happened to open up your subscription to The Daily after installing iOS 4.3 on Wednesday and got a prompt to enter your iTunes password again, you’ve stumbled across a new security measure in iOS 4.3 that Apple has put in place to help squelch accidental purchases.
Typically, Apple sets the design trend for the computer industry. For years they've done this, laying out some design principle that gets snatched up by nearly everyone else, in a way that makes the industry prettier. Since we're all so use to that direction of inspiration, it seems surprising for Apple to be influenced by others, and it's especially surprising to see them influenced by their largest competitor in the mobile market.
There's nothing worse than being in a hurry and not remembering your password. Fortunately, with Mac OS X’s built-in password manager, you can easily recover those lost passwords without having to bother with the password reset debacle. Use Keychain Access to search for and retrieve any saved password.