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How to protect your Amazon account with two-factor authentication

Amazon quietly added two-factor authentication as a security option for account holders in recent weeks. Here's how to activate it.

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Podcast 482: Who does the iPad Pro work for?

Apple's mega-tablet needs to find its niche.

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Mac ransomware is nothing to worry about—for now

Security researchers say a second experiment showing how easy it is to write ransomware for Apple Macs isn't surprising, so it's likely that hackers will eventually target Apple computers with it.


How a mobile app company found Apple's XcodeGhost in the machine

A mobile app developer had a tough time figuring out why Apple was rejecting its app until it found the XcodeGhost malware hidden in an unlikely place.

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Apple wages battle to keep App Store malware-free

Apple is facing growing challenges keeping suspicious mobile applications out of its App Store marketplace.

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Many US businesses are still running XcodeGhost-infected Apple apps

Dozens of U.S. enterprises are still using Apple mobile apps seeded with malware, a clever hacking scheme revealed last month known as XcodeGhost.

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1Password launches public beta for teams

The long-time developer of password-vault software adds a group option with centralized administration.

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Winner claimed in $1 million iOS 9 hacking contest

A team of security researchers may have found a way to remotely penetrate the defenses of Apple's latest mobile OS, making them eligible for a $1 million reward.

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Apple users having trouble auto-updating QuickTime on Windows 8, 10

A glitch with Apple's QuickTime multimedia program has left some Windows users wondering why they're having trouble updating to the latest version.

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Government pressure for Apple to bypass iPhone encryption reduced as owner enters guilty plea

Jun Feng, a defendant in a criminal case, has entered a guilty plea, removing pressure on a New York court to decide quickly whether Apple is required to aid investigators by bypassing his iPhone 5s passcode.

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Windows users often forget to patch their Apple programs

A survey of applications installed on Windows computers found many people don't run up-to-date versions of Apple programs.

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MacKeeper buyers ask for refunds in droves following lawsuit

Tens of thousands of people who bought MacKeeper have filed for refunds as part of a proposed class-action settlement against the application's former developer.


1Password is still secure, but you can reduce a potential risk

A blog post caused some alarm that 1Password stored some user data insecurely. Sort of! But easy to fix, too.

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Podcast 479: The Magic is here...I guess

A grab bag of topics includes Magic accessories, iWork updates, and the Apple TV preorder date.

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Western Digital encrypted external hard drives have flaws that can expose data

The hardware-based encryption built into popular Western Digital external hard disk drives has flaws that could allow attackers to recover data without knowing the user password.