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Examining Apple’s Security Efforts in 2012

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Security expert Rich Mogull runs down Apple's year in security over at TidBits. If it's detail you're looking for, it's here in spades.

Instagram vulnerability on iPhone allows for account takeover

A security researcher published on Friday another attack on Facebook's Instagram photo-sharing service that could allow a hacker to seize control of a victim's account.

When password security questions aren't secure

What's your biggest password weakness? Probably the security questions that let you reset your passwords for iCloud, Gmail, and other services. Keep ahead of the hackers with these tips.

How to remember passwords (and which ones you should)

Even if you trust most of your passwords to a password manager, you'll have to remember a few. Here's the best way to make memorable ones without compromising security.

Mac Gems: Little Snitch snitches on misbehaving apps

Little Snitch provides network and privacy protection in a package that's easy to recommend to an entire range of users, from beginner to sophisticated. It's easy to use and train, yet it’s powerful enough for demanding users.

What you don’t know about passwords might hurt you

If you have a password strategy at all, it's probably seriously out of date. Joe Kissell steps through what you need to know now to keep your accounts safe.

Sneaking past the Gatekeeper

Reader Richard finds his way blocked when trying to launch a favorite application. Chris Breen shows him the path forward.

Mac Gems: Holiday-bundle bargains

It’s the time of year for the an avalanche of pre-holiday sales. Though most offer bargains on physical goods, there are currently a couple Mac-software bundles that each offers a bunch of good apps at a bargain price. Each also includes a number of Mac Gems.

Security tips for Mac travelers

Far from home with lots of Apple gear? Learn what you can do to protect your technology from thieves and how to track it down if it goes missing.

Facebook moves all users to HTTPS for added security

The move adds a layer of encryption to data transfer, making the information harder to see by attackers

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