A serious bug in macOS High Sierra lets anyone log into an admin account using the username “root” with no password. This works when attempting to access an administrator’s account on an unlocked Mac, and it also provides access at the login screen of a locked Mac. Continue reading ““Root” User Bug in High Sierra”
I’ve been using text-only email for a long time. It just works. I also recommend it to my colleagues as a safe way to ensure messages don’t end up with winmail.dat issues, wierd font rendering, and embedded images during delivery to clients. Continue reading “The Only Safe Email is Text Email”
Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 is Safer Internet Day. In the interest of helping spread the word about the many resources available, here are just a few links to check out.
These days, most apps no longer require an Installer, so when I find one that does, I run this to ensure it’s not going to install something malicious. Continue reading “Inspect Mac Installer Packages”
Working in technology, I’d wager at least half of the people I encounter have red alert badges on multiple home screen icons. The reasons why they ignore them aren’t important. What’s important is that you need to take action.
Apple just released iOS 9.3.5 to fix a zero-day security vunerability that could potentially give access to your iPhone to hackers using a simple link in a text message, email, or web site.
So, stop staring at the little red badges and update your damn iPhone.
Apple VP, Craig Federighi, tells the FBI to suck it.