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How to help your family stay more secure online

New Year's is the perfect time to review your Internet security measures, and help your family do the same.

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How to better manage passwords with Keychain Access

OS X's Keychain Access provides the avenue for managing and retrieving your passwords. Topher Kessler dives deeper into its password powers.

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Bad guys listening in? Take steps to avoid public Wi-Fi snooping

A reader is concerned about the security of his laptop on a public Wi-Fi network. We offer tips for keeping the bad guys out.

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The four Mac security options everyone should know

By default, the Mac is pretty secure. But with the help of a couple of built-in options, you can make it even more so. Topher Kessler explains.

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'IT's locked me out!' Dealing with mandated password change

Effective or not, many IT departments insist that you change your password every 90 days. Here's how to do it as painlessly as possible.

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How to protect your Mac's most secret stuff with an encrypted disk image

Chris Breen shows you how to stow your most sensitive data in a protected archive.

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3 key things to know about Yosemite and security

Yosemite introduces some useful features that allows your Mac greater access to the Web. But how safe are they? Chuck La Tournous explains.

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iCloud two-step verification just added another step: app-specific passwords

As of October 9, 2014, those using two-step verification will have to generate app specific passwords for third-party apps the use iCloud data.

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Safe from Shellshock: How to protect your home computer from the Bash shell bug

The 'Shellshock' Bash shell bug is a big deal, but it's relatively easy to keep your home PC safe.

Mac 911 grab-bag: Phone-less two-factor authentication, iTunes and "Other"

In this collection of Mac 911 quick hits Chris Breen addresses issues of two-factor authentication without a mobile phone, a too-bright HipChat client, iTunes' "Other" entry, and iPhoto metadata.

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How to prevent your naughty pictures from appearing on the Internet

A reader has found images she thought safely locked up in her iCloud account slathered all over the Web. Here are the steps she should have taken to avoid this mess.

Five ways to keep your student's digital life safe

Technology is as much a part of school as it is the business world, and device and data loss can be just as serious. Here's how to protect your student's digital stuff (without getting all up in his or her business).

How to prepare for a Mac disaster

There isn't much you can do about earthquakes, fires, and other misfortunes. But you can do something to minimize the harm they do your Mac and other digital assets.