After reading through the click bait type articles and getting to the details of the exploit for the Mac vulnerability that allows a user to bypass Apple’s trusted T2 security chip and gain deep system access. My thoughts are that it’s been blown out of all proportion and mostly misinterpreted and for the average user there … Read more Apple’s T2 security chip has an unfixable flaw
Following my appearance on the Essential Apple podcast last week, I followed up with a guest post on the Essential Apple website about my Firefox settings for improved privacy. https://essentialapple.com/guest-posting/setting-up-firefox-for-privacy/#more-18376
I have recently been exploring getting access to my iCloud data from my Linux box. After a little searching I came across the “iCloud for Linux” program available as a Snap install in the Ubuntu Snap Package Manager. The program gives access to all of the iCloud Apps: Calendar Contacts Drive Find My Friends Find … Read more Accessing iCloud on Linux
I have always believed in the simple ABC principles to keeping safe online. This approach will ensure you challenge everything to keep safe online. (A) ASSUME Nothing (B) BELIEVE No-one (C) CONFIRM Everything An example, do not assume a website or app is keeping your personal information safe. Therefore do not reuse passwords, etc. Another … Read more The ABC of Keeping Safe Online
Do you trust the Zoom app to uninstall the application completely? We found a script that will fully uninstall the Zoom macOS app and remove the items the official Zoom app leaves behind. As with any script, do your due diligence and review the code before running. The ‘remove-zoom-macos’ script can be found on GitHub … Read more Zoom Uninstall Script for macOS
This came up last week in a social conference call I was having with coworkers. Fooling around I said “OK Google, turn off the office light”, and off went my coworkers office light. This got me thinking about the threat to our security that Smart Assistants pose to conference calls when working from home. Most … Read more Work From Home Conference Call Security Part 2, the Smart Assistant Problem!
During the current crisis many of us have been forced to work from home and if your day is anything like mine conference calls have become a big part of it. There are many resources online discussing how to secure your computer when taking part in conference calls and I wanted to share some additional … Read more Work From Home Conference Call Security
If you’re running out of space on your Mac with items downloaded to your iCloud Drive. There is a simple trick that allows you to remove the downloaded copy of the item, freeing up space on your hard drive but leaving the items online in iCloud. Right click on the item and select ‘Remove Download”. … Read more iCloud Drive Mac Quick Tip