Password Management Recommendations for 2023

Posted by - February 01, 2023

It’s National Change Your Password Day, so it’s a great time for a refresher on creating good passwords and why you should use a secure password manager. These steps are easy to follow and don’t take much time but are essential to keeping your personal information safe on the internet. Best Password Practices Passwords should… Read more »

Making Use of the iPhone Safety Check Feature

Posted by - January 25, 2023

Apple announced Safety Check in 2022, an iOS security feature designed to view the information you’re sharing with others, such as your location or credentials. The feature allows you to instantly revoke those permissions, with the intention to help protect against domestic abuse. However, Safety Check can be useful for anyone with an iPhone that’s… Read more »

Should you be worried about Apple’s Data Collection?

Posted by - January 18, 2023

Apple has positioned itself as a company that cares about consumer privacy over the past decade. However, a shift in Apple’s business model towards services such as Apple Music, iCloud, and Apple TV has led to more in-app advertising than ever before. Apple has always collected data about its customers but increases in their service… Read more »

Keep Alexa out of the Bedroom

Posted by - January 12, 2023

Many of us have wound up with Amazon Echo devices in our homes over the last few years, and even more likely received them over the holiday season. While these devices (commonly referred to as Alexa) can go anywhere and offer some great functionality, you may wish to avoid keeping them in your bedroom. Alexa… Read more »

One App Causes 50% of Mac Malware

Posted by - January 09, 2023

While Macs have a good reputation against malware, they are still vulnerable. What may be relieving to hear, however, is that there is a way you can better protect your Mac. You can do this by removing the largest malware app of them all, MacKeeper MacKeeper was originally designed to protect Macs from malware through… Read more »

Why you need a Mac Update Immediately

Posted by - January 03, 2023

A major security flaw has been discovered in macOS that can be exploited by hackers to install malware. This vulnerability has been dubbed “Achilles” and was first found in July 2022. Apple patched this vulnerability earlier this December (which is why we’re now hearing about it) but your Apple products could still be in danger…. Read more »

One iPhone Setting Worth Changing

Posted by - December 30, 2022

Thieves love to steal iPhones. They’re easy to target and sell for quick cash. However, changing one iPhone setting can stop thieves in their tracks. Smart thieves will look to instantly turn on airplane mode once they swipe a phone. They do this so the phone can’t be located from the Find My app. Fortunately,… Read more »

TikTok Making Algorithm More Transparent

Posted by - December 23, 2022

TikTok, the latest social media titan, recently announced a new feature called “Why this video”. This feature is being rolled out in the “For You” section and will be accessible through a question mark icon. Users will be able to review why each video is selected for their feed. There will be several different listed… Read more »

Apple Announces Innovative Security Features

Posted by - December 16, 2022

Apple announced on December 7th that expanded end-to-end encryption is coming to iCloud. While this feature is already available for some data in Apple’s cloud platform, such as passwords and credit card data, it will now be available for other information including photos, notes, and iCloud backups. This new feature will be called Advanced Data… Read more »