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Critical OpenSSL 'Heartbleed' bug puts encrypted communications at risk

Administrators are advised to patch and revoke old private keys

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Hider 2 review: Create a secure digital hidey-hole on your Mac

Hider 2 isn't a perfect solution for securing your data, but it will likely suit the needs of the average non-spy.

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Five things you should know about iOS security

Digital keys galore, synchronized hardware encryption, and extreme paranoia are just some of the more exciting ingredients that keep your mobile data safe from prying eyes, whether on your device or in the cloud.

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Deploying Apple devices in business and schools just got easier

Apple's also published a document that details how several security systems in iOS work, and been deemed the most admired company in the world for a seventh straight time.

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What you need to know about Apple's SSL bug

Apple patched a serious vulnerability in its implementation of SSL on iOS last Friday, but the Mac is still affected. If you're concerned or curious, here's how it might currently affect you.

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The Week in Mac Apps: What's cooking?

This week's Mac app roundup brings you a little of everything just in time for the holidays: some encryption, a bit of extra battery savvy, contacts galore, and a few apps that can help you overcome the inevitable food coma and unleash your creativity.

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Review: IDriveSync secures cloud storage

IDriveSync is an easy-to-use cloud storage and syncing solution that offers added security missing from some of its rivals. It offers both AES 256-bit and private key encryption, which will appeal to anyone who's weary of weak cloud-based security.

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Remains of the Day: Crimes and misdemeanors

iOS apps are still using UUIDs, and your iMessages may not be as secure as you thought, but that one guy is really, really sorry that he sold that iPhone 4 prototype.

How to encrypt your email

What with all the talk of governments accessing our email, some people would like to prevent that from happening. Chris Breen explains how to encrypt email with Apple's Mail.

Understanding iOS passcode security

Despite frequent news to the contrary, passcodes are an excellent way to keep the data on your iOS devices safe with minimal fuss. Here's a bit (or two) on how they work.