Don't-Miss Security Stories

Mobile Active Defense for iPhone

This app promises to help guard your iPhone from malicious mail, and its approach is pretty straightforward. Still, our tests were unable to indicate just how much safer your e-mail is with this $17 app and service. Still, a free version lets you try Mobile Active Defense for free to judge for yourself.

Password Caddy for iPhone

Password manager applications are all about security and convenience. This app, while not perfect, handles both aspects well.

LastPass 1.68.4

LastPass syncs browser passwords across platforms.

ProSoft Data Rescue 3

Data Rescue 3 is a program that every Mac user should at least know about, if not own outright, for those times when you need to restore important files.

Spector Pro Mac 2010

Undercover monitoring software lets you see everything that happens on your Mac.

eBlaster Mac 2010

SpectorSoft’s eBlaster Mac 2010 is a powerful tool for surreptitiously monitoring every keystroke someone makes on their computer.

Espionage keeps your data safe from spying eyes

Espionage provides a unique twist on encrypted disk images, integrating them with Finder folders.

1Password and 1Password Pro for iPhone

In these days of login-mania, a password manager is almost a requirement if you want to keep your data secure while maintaining your sanity. 1Password on the Mac and the iPhone is a hard combination to beat, regardless of which version of the mobile app you use.

Password Assistant exposes OS X’s built-in password generator

If you'd like to use OS X's built-in password generator to create secure passwords for Websites, online accounts, and disk images, Password Assistant provides easy access.

DoorStop X Security Suite 2.3

DoorStop X Security Suite is a collection of three tools designed to leverage your Mac’s built-in firewall, help you understand how others are trying to access your computer, and to help you understand how to keep your Mac secure.

MacScan 2.7

Although most iPhone users seem satisfied with the smorgasbord of applications delivered by Apple's iPhone App Store, power users yearn for more. Copy and paste...

Private Pics for iPhone

If you've got photos on your iPhone or iPod touch that you want to keep out of the public view, both the free and paid versions of Private Pics can meet your needs.

iPhone Configuration Utility 2.0

iPhone Configuration Utility 2.0 is a big step forward to help Apple gain a foothold in corporate environments, but it still has some glaring flaws.

Rise of Lost Empires

Gameloft has managed to strike the right balance between real-time strategy gameplay and lots of action with Rise of Lost Empires. The game does away with some of the more tedious aspects of the genre so that you can focus on the fast-moving though still strategic action.

Meerkat digs SSH tunnels

Meerkat takes some of the pain out of creating SSH tunnels, making it easier to make secure connections between computers.