If you want to lock your Mac’s screen quickly when you’re walking away from it, there are lots of ways you could do so. In this Quick Tip, we’ll give you a few suggestions, but we’ll also show you how to add a shortcut to your screen saver to your Dock, which’ll mean a one-click way to lock your Mac when combined with certain security settings. We’ve got you covered!
Users of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 can unlock Setting > Mac App Store (MAS) using any string of text for a password, allowing anyone to change your MAS settings.
This has already reported it to Apple, so we can expect a fix in the next update or so. Still, it’s weird that a vulnerability like this slipped through the cracks.
Apple, as companies get hacked left and right, it’s time to reassure users as well as security experts that you really do have our backs.
You can store more than passwords securely in Keychain Access, and Melissa Holt shows you how.
FileVault protects your Mac’s data from prying eyes, and a firmware password helps protect your computer. Melissa Holt shows how the feature works.
Two of these tools were said to stop MacSpy and MacRansom dead in their tracks.
Here’s how to block individual administrator accounts on your Mac, like those you set up for testing, from unlocking FileVault.
This Quick Tip is about a very, well…quick setting to change to make your Mac more secure. If you can just unlock your Mac after it’s been sleeping without needing a password or your fingerprint, you’ve gotta read this! And make the change! We pretty much insist.
A new piece of malware, called OSX/Dok, has been discovered by the Check Point malware research team. It affects all versions of macOS and is signed with a valid developer certificate authenticated by Apple. Dok malware is also the first to spread in a widespread email phishing campaign. Andrew Orr gives us the technical details.