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Secure email

  Generally speaking, sending an email over the internet is not secure. The message can be intercepted or even modified before it reaches the recipient. There are several technologies that can be used to provide point-to-point security. Two good options on the Mac are S/MIME, which is built into Mail.app, and Gnu Privacy Guard (GPG). GPG…

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Apple ID two-step verification

Apple recently added two-step verification to Apple IDs. This optional feature helps thwart hackers from using your Apple ID. This mechanism requires you to enter a four digit code after entering your usual password. The code is delivered to your iOS devices or your cell phone. In most cases, a hacker won’t have access to…

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iCloud Security

iCloud Data Security

iCloud is a fantastic service for synchronizing photos, documents, notes and more between your Macs and IOS devices. But before your personal data can be pushed to your devices, the content has to be stored somewhere. In the case of iCloud, your data is stored on Apple’s servers. So should you feel confident that your…