Fastmail is a fantastic email provider that consistently delivers high-quality service. From the moment I signed up 7 years ago, I have been impressed with the user-friendly interface and wide range of features available. The customization options allow me to tailor my inbox to my specific needs and the filters make it easy to stay … Continue reading A shoutout to 7 years of Fastmail the perfect Gmail replacement
PSA: Cybercriminals stole LastPass customer password vaults
Reporting by TechCrunch’s Zack Whittaker on December 22, 2022, LastPass says hackers stole customers' password vaults. Password manager giant LastPass has confirmed that cybercriminals stole its customers’ encrypted password vaults, which store its customers’ passwords and other secrets, in a data breach earlier this year. […] LastPass said customers’ password vaults are encrypted and can … Continue reading PSA: Cybercriminals stole LastPass customer password vaults
Using TikTok? Read this, it will alarm you!
New York Times by Cecilia Kang, ByteDance Inquiry Finds Employees Obtained User Data of 2 Journalists ByteDance, the China-based parent company of TikTok, said on Thursday that an internal investigation found that employees had inappropriately obtained the data of U.S. TikTok users, including two reporters. […] The investigation was initiated after an article was published by … Continue reading Using TikTok? Read this, it will alarm you!
How secure is Mastodon as a Twitter replacement?
If you’re considering setting up a Mastodon account or already have you’re going to want to take a few minutes to read Dan Goodin’s article about the security of Mastodon and Mastodon instances. This substantial increase raises important questions about the security of this new platform, and for good reason. Unlike the centralized model of … Continue reading How secure is Mastodon as a Twitter replacement?
Chrome 97 lets you erase all data and information a website stored on your visit
I don't use Chrome but I know a lot of Mac users do use Chrome or a Chromium-based browser. Chrome 97 released yesterday comes with a significant Security & Privacy improvement that I want to bring to your attention. Joe Fedewa, writing at How-To Geek Chrome 97 makes some changes to the Privacy and Security … Continue reading Chrome 97 lets you erase all data and information a website stored on your visit
🖇 The ‘Zelle Fraud’ Scam: How it Works, How to Fight Back
Most major US Banks offer Zelle so I read this article in order to understand how the scam works. After reading it I realized that this scam would be very easy to fall for if you're not aware of it. Please take a few minutes to read this article. Brian Krebs, writing at Krebs on … Continue reading 🖇 The ‘Zelle Fraud’ Scam: How it Works, How to Fight Back
I stopped using 1Password in July 2019 when it stopped working with Safari 13 in macOS Catalina. At that time, I tried Enpass but eventually settled on Bitwarden which I’ve been happily using since. I went Premium about a year ago. Even though I switched to Bitwarden, I didn’t delete 1Password from my devices, thinking … Continue reading Goodbye 1Password
🔗 Link Post: Daring Fireball: Annotating Apple’s Anti-Sideloading White Paper
There are a lot of articles about allowing sideloading on iOS floating around. I have read several of them. I found John Gruber's to be the most thoughtful and want I to share it with you. John Gruber writing for Daring Fireball: Annotating Apple’s Anti-Sideloading White Paper Wednesday, 23 June 2021 Apple today released a … Continue reading 🔗 Link Post: Daring Fireball: Annotating Apple’s Anti-Sideloading White Paper
PSA: What Is Amazon Sidewalk and Why Should I Disable It Before June 8?
Brendan Hesse writing for Lifehacker: On June 8, Amazon will launch a new feature called Sidewalk that creates small, public internet networks powered by Echo smart speakers and Ring home security products in your neighborhood. Yes, including yours—unless you disable the setting, which is turned on by default. That means if you don’t want your … Continue reading PSA: What Is Amazon Sidewalk and Why Should I Disable It Before June 8?
New from Bitwarden: Send
Secure one-to-one information sharing Bitwarden has been my password manager since 1Password went subscription a few years ago. Don't get me wrong I love 1Password but by comparison, it's pricey. Bitwarden is free to use with Premium features for $10 a year. The free version will do everything most people need from a password manager. … Continue reading New from Bitwarden: Send
Did the Bitwarden Safari web extension disappear on your Mac?
Bitwarden Safari extension no longer works with the Bitwarden direct download application Today I needed to login into a website so I opened Safari and went to open the Bitwarden extension and to my surprise, it wasn't there. WTF! Here is whats up: “Due to changes by Apple, Safari limits Web Extension use to only … Continue reading Did the Bitwarden Safari web extension disappear on your Mac?
LastPass Free is changing and users aren’t going to be happy
Here’s what you need to know LastPass is making some changes to LastPass Free that will most likely piss-off users who rely on LastPass as their primary password manager. The big difference is that LastPass Free users will have to choose between mobile or desktop for their unlimited device access, rather than getting the system … Continue reading LastPass Free is changing and users aren’t going to be happy
iMessage BlastDoor security
Over the past three years, security researchers and real-world attackers have found iMessage remote code execution (RCE) bugs and abused them to develop exploits that allowed them to take control over an iPhone just by sending a simple text, photo, or video to someone's device. As reported January 28, 2021 by ZDNet “With the release … Continue reading iMessage BlastDoor security
Firefox 85 adds supercookie protection. What about Safari?
In technology news today Mozilla announced that it has added built-in protection from supercookies to Firefox 85. “Firefox now protects you from supercookies, a type of tracker that can stay hidden in your browser and track you online, even after you clear cookies,” Mozilla explains in a blog post. “By isolating supercookies, Firefox prevents them … Continue reading Firefox 85 adds supercookie protection. What about Safari?
Mac security explained
Great show today on Mac Power Users podcast. David and Stephen go into detail explaining Mac security. I walked away from the show with a better understanding of Mac security and a better feeling about the security built into my Mac. I recommend listening to this episode if you would like a better understanding of … Continue reading Mac security explained
Adobe Ends Flash Player Support, Recommends Uninstalling Immediately
Adobe Flash Player has always been a source of malware for Mac and PC users. Now is the time to remove it if you still have it installed. The below article also explains how to remove it. Adobe Flash Player End of Life Since Adobe will no longer be supporting Flash Player after December 31, … Continue reading Adobe Ends Flash Player Support, Recommends Uninstalling Immediately
Encryption as we know it is in jeopardy
I wrote an article on Medium this afternoon and I want to share it with you. It’s about a law the United States Congress is considering that will ruin online privacy and security as we know it. Here’s a link to the article:America’s LAED Act encryption ban must be stopped
Bitwarden for Mac browser extension exposing passwords in clipboard managers
While using Alfred’s clipboard manager the other day I noticed passwords in the clipboard history. My first thought was how is this happening. I immediately went into Alfred’s Advanced Clipboard History Settings to make sure that I had added Bitwarden to the Ignore list and yes I had. So I figured this has to be … Continue reading Bitwarden for Mac browser extension exposing passwords in clipboard managers
Results of one of the largest password re-use studies ever
Last month a Turkish student Ata Hakçıl studying computer engineering at the University of Cyprus did one of the largest password re-use studies ever. He analyzed more than 1 billion-plus leaked credentials from data breaches at various companies. These data dumps have been around for several years, and have been piling up as new companies … Continue reading Results of one of the largest password re-use studies ever
How Rob lost control of his bank accounts to a phone scammer
I’ve been following Rob's blog for several years. I enjoy reading what he writes about. He is also the developer of a couple of Mac apps that I use. I felt bad for Rob after reading his blog post about how he had recently lost control of his bank accounts to a phone scammer. His … Continue reading How Rob lost control of his bank accounts to a phone scammer