Category Archives: Security

30% Discount on “Take Control of 1Password, 4th ed.” for MUG Members

Right now, Mac User Group (MUG) members get 30% off of “Take Control of 1Password, 4th ed.” For only $10.49, you can learn all there is to know about creating, securing, and keeping track of your unique passwords. From two-actor authentication (2FA) to syncing and sharing passwords with your family or team, this book focuses on 1Password 7 for Mac… Read more »

Subject: New Take Control books help you with Mac security and online privacy

Subject: New Take Control books help you with Mac security and online privacy Good day! No Mac is an island — our Macs are constantly connected to the outside world and store our most important data: financial records, email communications, personal photos, and goodness knows what else. Allowing an Internet hacker, malware app, or Wi-Fi sniffer to compromise the security… Read more »

“Take Control of FileVault” explains how to protect your Mac’s data in the event of theft

“Take Control of FileVault” explains how to protect your Mac’s data in the event of theft Perish the thought, but if your Mac were stolen, would you worry about the thief — or whoever the Mac was fenced to — seeing your email, photos, financial data, and other sensitive information? OS X’s built-in FileVault encryption technology can ensure that your… Read more »

"Take Control of 1Password" explains the new features of 1Password 4

“Take Control of 1Password” explains the new features of 1Password 4 Good day! Managing your Web passwords just got easier, thanks to today’s release of 1Password 4 by AgileBits, coupled with our simultaneous publication of Joe Kissell’s latest book, “Take Control of 1Password.” The 148-page “Take Control of 1Password” normally costs $10, but the 30% MUG discount drops that to… Read more »

Protect Your Personal Info with "Take Control of Your Online Privacy"

Subject: Protect your personal info with “Take Control of Your Online Privacy” How concerned are you about your online privacy? Does it bother you when Amazon recommends products you might like, or you see Web ads related to sites you’ve just visited? Do you worry that your online communications could be used against you by an ex-spouse, employer, or insurance… Read more »

Top 10 things every Creative Professional needs to know to protect your Mac or PC from Cyber Threats

Here is the presentation file from the March 23, 2013 meeting. Presentation by Tom Suhadolnik, Lead Engineer. enCompass Group LLC. Top 10 Cyber Threats for Mac Users v1 For backup products, external hard drives were recommended. The Voyager Q is a great product for Creative Professionals with Macs and FireWire. Think FireWire = pipe. USB 2.0 = straw. Spike loves these… Read more »

Overcome password frustrations with "Take Control of Your Passwords"

Overcome password frustrations with “Take Control of Your Passwords” Do you find juggling Web site usernames and passwords frustrating? I know I do, thanks to having over 300 Web accounts, accumulated over a decade or more. During that time, the recommendations for secure passwords have changed significantly and both the likelihood of problems and the liability of having accounts compromised… Read more »

Nearly HALF of Passwords People Use Are Easily Hackable

Posted by Wkiraly at 1/26/2010 3:09 PM A short news article from Fox News Technology, originally from NewsCorp Australian Papers, provides the top 10 most common internet passwords and notes that of about 32 million records analyzed, almost 50 percent of people use passwords susceptible to brute force attacks (people using programs to more or less try to guess the… Read more »

Smart Crooks using scam to break CAPTCHA challenges

Posted by Wkiraly at 11/2/2007 12:15 PM These crooks have found a way to use unsuspecting humans under the influence of testosterone poisioning to break online security systems. While this is funny, it is also a serious reminder of the ingenuity people can use to break into whatever security protections we, as programmers, can come up with.The striptease is the… Read more »