I just got a new iMac; however, I’m afraid that my boyfriend who works as a Genius at an Apple Store will be able to “hack it” and go through my files in my account. How can I protect myself from my boyfriend who is a Mac expert? Help me!
YGN identified security issues on an Apple Developers Website April 25 and immediately notified Apple. Although Apple responded on April 27, they did not fix the problems, and YGN threatened to go public with information about how to exploit the security issues a few days ago. According to YGN, just one day after the news spread about their threat, Apple finally fixed the issues.
Apple's developer website for Mac OS X, iPhone, and iPad is ripe for hacking, according to YGN Ethical Hacking Group. YGN, allegedly based out of Myanmar, claims that a malicious hacker could exploit three potential security holes in this website to launch phishing attacks. If successful, such attacks cause users to unknowingly enter credentials into a fake web page.
Unless you're someone who's surgically bonded your iPhone to your hand, chances are that sooner or later you might misplace or have stolen your lovely iDevice. When it happens, your concerns will likely be with the safety and accessibility of your private information. Your whole life is on that iPhone! What if someone unscrupulous gets access to your personal data? Take heart, users, Apple's looking into further ways to prevent that from happening.
By now you've probably heard of the Mac Defender malware that has made its way. Apple has decided to jump on the issue, by posting a support document that explains how to "avoid or remove" Mac Defender. The company is also planning on releasing an update to Mac OS X that will automatically find and remove the malware.
According to security firm Symantec Corp, a security vulnerability on Facebook Inc. for years gave advertisers and other third parties an opening into users' accounts as well as their personal information. However, Facebook said today that it had fixed the problem, and at the same also found no evidence that the vulnerability had resulted in private information having been leaked.
Each of my two teenage daughters has her own MacBook, and they would like to lock their computer screens to prevent their machines from being used without their permission by other kids at school (and each other). Is there some software I can purchase to make this happen?
The web was built to be open, with people freely sharing and accessing information. However, many employers and schools block access to certain websites to preserve the productivity of their employees and students. Your boss still insists that those reports be finished before you share pictures of last nights exploits on Facebook. What a party pooper.
Sometimes legitimate websites that you actually need to get your work done are blocked, or maybe you're on break you'd like to check your Twitter feed. For those times, you may want to consider setting up and using a Tor network. A Tor network is a network of proxy servers that can reroute your Mac's Internet traffic, bypassing any filters that your company or school may have set up.