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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.