Don't-Miss Security Stories

How to configure Dropbox's two-step authentication

Two-step authentication is all the rage these days, after high-profile security breaches. File-syncing service Dropbox is offering a preview build that lets users enable the feature, and Dan Moren shows you how to set it up.

How to configure Google's two-step authentication

Enabling Google's two-step authentication comes with a few complexities. But it also might save your data from nefarious folks out to steal or delete it for fun.

Security in the iCloud age

Wired's Mat Honan got hacked hard over the weekend, and the attacker wiped out his iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Protecting yourself from malicious ne'er-do-wells requires secure passwords, clever security answers, solid backups, and careful considerations.

How to securely delete files

If you want your deleted files to be really, completely, totally gone, emptying the trash isn't enough. Chris Breen provides other options.

Can FileVault 2 and Find My Mac foil thieves?

OS X 10.7.2 includes some significant changes to FileVault that includes some nifty interactions with the new Find My Mac feature.

Complete guide to FileVault 2 in Lion

Lion's FileVault 2 can be used to protect your data by encrypting your Mac's hard drive. Interested in using FileVault 2, but don't know where to start? Macworld senior contributor Glenn Fleishman has a complete guide to FileVault 2.

How to encrypt an external hard drive in Lion

FileVault 2 not onlyencrypts your Mac’s internal drive, but it can also encrypt external drives. Interested in securing your data? We’ll take you through the steps here.

Use Lion's FileVault 2 to encrypt your Mac's internal drive

Apple latest Mac operating system, OS X 10.7 Lion includes FileVault 2, the latest version of Apple’s method of file encryption. In this how-to, we'll go through the steps on activating FileVault 2 for your Mac's internal startup drive.

Keep your Mac safe while traveling

Getting ready for the holiday weekend? Whether you're on a cruise ship or at a coffee shop, public Wi-Fi networks can leave your Mac's data vulnerable. Lex Friedman offers a few tips for keeping your data safe.

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.

Bugs & Fixes: Microsoft, Adobe issue new security bulletins

Ted Landau wonders whether the stream of security bulletins is making us more anxious about exploits than is justified by the level of risk.

Bugs & Fixes: Troubleshooting Apple's malware protection

Ted Landau describes how to keep your Mac's malware definitions up to date.

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.

How to force your Mac to update its malware definitions

Apple's already released a new update to its recently-changed malware definitions file. Here's how to force your Mac to grab the latest update from Apple.

Bugs & Fixes: Mac Defender strikes again; Apple fights back

Ted Landau considers Mac Defender to be a rather low risk threat. Most users will never confront any Mac Defender variant. And those that do will still need to be "tricked" by the software before they are in any real danger.