Rich MogullContributor, Macworld

Rich Mogull is a security analyst at Securosis. He's the security editor at TidBits and has been covering security for 20 years.

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Why Apple really cares about your privacy

If you read between the lines of Apple's recent announcements, you'll find that the company is turning user privacy into a key competitive advantage.

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iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite: will they keep us safer?

At its WWDC keynote, Apple didn't spend a lot of time talking about new security features in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. But Rich Mogull heard plenty.

The iPhone 5s fingerprint reader: what you need to know

Does Apple's new Touch ID technology mean the end of passcodes on your iPhone? Is it truly secure? Rich Mogull answers those and other questions.

How the NSA snoop-proofs its Macs

It's the NSA's job to snoop on all of us, but it doesn't want to be snooped on itself. So it has guidelines for securing all the Macs in its service. Here's how the spooks keep their Macs safe.

Switch to Mac: Security basics

Just purchased your first Mac, or thinking of making the switch? Rich Mogull goes over what you need to know about security, antivirus software, and more.

Apple's security strategy: make it invisible

In its next-generation operating systems, Apple has found a way to combine good security with good user-interface design. Rich Mogull explains.

How to disable Java on your Mac

Given the recent hacks at Apple, Facebook, and Twitter, it's time for drastic action: removing or disabling Java on your Mac. Rich Mogull explains why and how.

The everyday agony of the password

We all have to use passwords each and every day, and security expert Rich Mogull thinks that's a shame.

Java security threats: What you need to know

Hackers have discovered two vulnerabilities in Java that could, under the right circumstances, allow them to access and control your computer. The good news: Most Mac users should be immune to those attacks. Rich Mogull explains why and how to be really sure your Mac is safe.

What you need to know about the Flashback trojan

The success of the Flashback trojan means we've entered a new era in Mac security. But that doesn't mean we need to panic. Rich Mogull explains what Flashback means and what you need to do about it.

Keep your iPad safe

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Security is vital if you're going to use an iPad a business device. Rich Mogull shares how to protect both your tablet and its data.

How to use your iPad securely

Security is vital if you're going to use an iPad a business device. Rich Mogull has some advice on how to keep the tablet and its data safe.

Mac Defender: Pay attention but don't panic

Mac Defender doesn't mark the beginning of the Mac Malware Apocalypse. But Mac users should still pay attention and be prepared to change their computing habits.

Privacy: what bad guys do with stolen data

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When criminals obtain your e-mail address, credit card, or Social Security Number, your information enters an underground economy where it’s sold, bought, and (maybe) eventually used in a crime.

Protect your privacy: social networking

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Maintaining privacy on social networks is much like hanging all your dirty laundry on a highway billboard, then asking only your friends to look. While it's possible to avoid sharing your life's story with the entire world, it takes effort.