Here are five ways to secure the data on your Mac using both built-in tools and third-party utilities. All of these are robust tools that can thwart both casual snoopers and hardcore hackers. And on top of that, they won't cost you a dime.
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Apple is ruffling features by collecting search and location data from OS X Yosemite users through Spotlight features that some argue should be off by default.
Having invested hundreds of million acquiring the Microsoft OS since 2010, the Chinese government is choosing to hang on and looking for Win XP-specific security products to protect user data.
Among the measures proposed by the data security branch of GCHQ to cut risks after Windows XP support ends is a block on government workers with the OS remotely accessing the network.
The storage drive provider is "urgently investigating" reports of users experiencing data loss as part of the upgrade process to the latest version of the Apple desktop software.
The latest monthly OS share numbers from NetMarketShare show few surprises. XP continues to slide, Windows 8 is very slowly gaining traction, and Microsoft still dominates usage in the declining market for traditional PCs. But the numbers show a few unexpected trends.
The next version of OneFS, code named Mavericks, drastically cuts access times as well as adding data protection and recovery features to complement the Isilon storage OS
VoIP specialist Truphone is working on an app for the BlackBerry 10 platform that will allow users to make international phone calls and send text messages for only one-tenth of the normal cost by using a Wi-Fi or data connection.The company confirmed it is in the process of developing an app for RIM's forthcoming OS on Tuesday.
New details about the extent of the Mac-specific Flashback malware epidemic emerged today. The Russian security firm that has been actively investigating infected Macs found older versions of OS X are more vulnerable, and many infected Macs have missed security updates.
Google unveiled on Tuesday Google Drive, its online storage system. Allowing users to store any sort of data in Google's cloud, access is through the browser or an app for Windows, Mac OS, Android and, "in the next few weeks", iOS.
According to a newly published data, Mac OS X users are just as susceptible to targeted attacks, as Windows users are.
Windows 8 users will be able to take their PCs back to factory settings in much the same way as is possible with smartphones and other consumer devices
Hackers discovers vulnerability to gain access to PlayBook's hardware functions, but analysts say incident will not damage Research In Motion's strong reputation in mobile security.
Apple has introduced updated versions of its 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac desktop computers with Intel's Sandy Bridge chip and Thunderbolt data transfer technology
Unix and Mac OS are designed to support different file systems - Mac folks may use 3 a day without knowing it - which is why ZFS on Mac is not only possible, but practical. And not only practical, but a giant step forward for data integrity and performance.
Apple consumes 50% of the world's NAND flash - and their flagship OS can't securely delete SSD data. Isn't total control of the hardware and software supposed to improve integration?
Concerned about growing storage needs and budget constraints, Asia-Pacific enterprises will increase investment in data archiving, virtualization and security, according to findings on IT infrastructure.
Google is really trying to sweeten the deal for consumers with the promise of free 3G data on Verizon Wireless with each purchase of a Chrome OS netbook.
While a lower market share has kept Apple users safe from attacks, security firms warn that with increasing Mac malware codes, a major incident is "waiting to happen".
Mac OS X's usage share might have dipped below 5% worldwide, but in the US it's doing really well, according to data gathered by NetMarketShare.