Don't-Miss Security Stories

Bugs & Fixes: Adobe Reader phishing scam

Want to avoid becoming the victim of a phishing scam? Your first line of defense is usually a little common sense, Ted Landau writes.

The unbootable Mac mini

Why would a perfectly good Mac mini suddenly refuse to boot? Dan Frakes takes you through the torturous path to the solution, which ended up being obvious in retrospect.

E-mail and the advantages of deception

Despite what you learned at Sunday school, lying in the service of preventing spam is not a sin.

A practical approach to protecting trade secrets

When you think about security, you probably think about computer viruses and worms. But what about your trade secrets? Here how your company's IT department and lawyers can work together.

Google's free airport Wi-Fi: Five ways to protect yourself

Planning on taking advantage of free Wi-Fi at the airport during your holiday travels? Make sure you follow these tips for securing your wireless computing.

Secure your jailbroken iPhone with a password change

A couple of vulnerabilities pray on jailbroken iPhones that use the same default password. Here's how to change that password to avoid getting bitten.

Integrate your iWeb site with Facebook

Here's a few tips on bringing iWeb and Facebook together.

Cartoon you: Illustrator’s Live Trace converts your photo into a drawing

Illustrator's Live Trace feature is the subject of our fourth article on how to create your own avatar portrait for social networking Web sites and instant messengers.

Super-safe Web browsing

As a security consultant, Rich Mogull has to visit some less-than-safe quarters of the Internet. Here's how he does that without putting himself or his Mac at risk.

Eliminating a Word macro virus

Rare though they are these days, Word macro viruses are still around. Here are the steps for dealing with them.

No, you're not infected

You say you've encountered a frightening warning that your computer is infected? That phony Windows Security Alert warning should set off alarms.

Inside iPhone 3.0's Remote Wipe feature

The iPhone 3.0 software's Remote Wipe feature adds a measure of security, but it's not foolproof, and how long it takes depends on the device.

Remember your passwords

Want to use secure passwords, but fearful you'll get in a bind if you use ones too complicated to memorize? You'll always be able to access critical passwords if you take these steps.

Manage your passwords

Once you've committed to using strong passwords for every account you have, you have to figure out some way to remember all of them. Password managers provide the easiest—and most secure—answer.

Create stronger passwords

Passwords protect your credit card, bank account, and personal data. But how many of us rely on the same one (involving a pet's name to boot) for every account we have? Here's how to create long, strong passwords that you'll be able to remember.