New Security Features in macOS Mojave

macOS Mojave doesn’t have a lot of visible new features, aside from the new dark mode, but under the hood there are plenty of changes to make the operating system faster, more stable, and more secure. In this article, I’m going to discuss some of the new security features that make Mojave easier to use safer and securely.

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New Security and Privacy Features in iOS 12

iOS 12 has brought many new features to your iPhone and iPad as we discussed here. But beyond the more obvious changes – new notifications, Screen Time, Shortcuts and others – iOS 12 has delivered a bushel of new security features. Most of these features revolve around passwords and iCloud Keychain, but there are a few other features that make your devices more secure. Here’s an overview of what’s new in iOS 12 security.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode 56: How to Shop Securely (and Save Money) on Black Friday

After some brief security news about the Mac, we discuss how you can be sure to shop securely on Black Friday; and we give you some tips to save money too!

Check out the latest episode of The Intego Mac Podcast, which I co-host with Josh Long. We talk about Macs and iOS devices, and how to keep them secure.

Understanding New macOS Mojave App Security Alerts

Apple works hard to ensure the security of its operating systems and sometimes these security features can be confusing. In recent years, Apple has sandboxed their operating systems. This means that apps only have access to limited parts of your computer’s operating system and files. The reason for this is to prevent rogue apps from accessing data that they shouldn’t be able to read and to prevent malware from installing in certain parts of the system.

Related to this are specific accessibility permissions for apps that use the accessibility framework and automation permissions, for apps that use AppleScript, and other background technologies. You see dialogs asking you to grant these apps the permission to do certain things to your files.

While sandboxing and permissions are a good thing overall, they can be an annoyance. It means that some apps – notably utilities – are limited as to which files they can access on your Mac, and that some app features that you were used to using on your Mac may no longer work. While some of these permission dialogs existed before Mojave, they have become more common and can be confusing.

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Intego Mac Podcast, Episode 55: Apple Brings Out New Macs and iPads

Apple released new Macs and iPads this week, and Josh and Kirk talk about the new MacBook Air, the Mac mini, and the iPod Pro. We also cover some security news, such as new Mac malware, Apple security updates, and more.

Check out the latest episode of The Intego Mac Podcast, which I co-host with Josh Long. We talk about Macs and iOS devices, and how to keep them secure.

How to Secure Your WiFi Network

Whether at home or at work, your wifi network is the gateway to the internet. While it lets your devices reach out into the world, it can also let hackers get into your network, potentially compromising your devices. As such, the security of your wifi network is essential. In this article, I’m going to explain how you can secure your wifi network.

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