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Tag Archives: Security & Privacy

How to Handle App Downloads and App Permission Requests on Your Mac

Starting with macOS Catalina, your Mac really, really, really wants to make sure you’re only working with safe software. That’s why you’re probably getting lots of dialogs from apps asking for permission to access different parts of your Mac’s operating system or hardware, update you with notifications, and perhaps to access your contacts, photos, and more.

Apple’s Privacy Report, Safari 14, & You.

Apple takes your data security and protecting your privacy very seriously. Unlike other tech giants who are in the business of selling your data, Apple is in the business of protecting it – seemingly at all costs.

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How to Work With and Around Gatekeeper

Gatekeeper, part of the Mac's security system for ensuring files you download or install on your Mac are safe to use, has been around in one form or another for quite a while. Primarily intended to prevent various forms of malware from...

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How macOS Catalina Improves Mac Security

Mac owners who have upgraded to macOS Catalina have probably noticed a lot of new features and changes to existing functionality. But they may not have really been aware of how much Apple has improved Mac security. Today we’ll look at some of the changes and how they keep your Mac safe from intrusion.

The Impenetrable Mac Is a Thing of the Past – Use a VPN

For many years, Mac users saw themselves as untouchable. Viruses weren’t designed to target the Mac operating system and digital attacks were far less complex than they are today. In recent years, though, as Apple’s products have become more popular...

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