Have you ever went on an app downloading spree in the Mac App Store only to find that it was going to ask for your password every time you wanted to download a paid app on your Mac?
If you’re the only user on your Mac, then you probably don’t want to or need to be bothered with having to enter your password each and every time.
Instead, OS X includes a feature that lets you disable password prompts for additional purchases for up to 15 minutes following your first Mac App Store purchase in a succession. We’ll show you how to configure this feature in this tutorial. Read More
It’s a good idea to change your passwords every now and again, and your OS X user accounts are no different. If you’re a Mac admin and you want to make sure everyone gets a fresh and secure password every so often, you should take the steps to change the passwords regularly.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can change an account password on your Mac. Read More
Love it or hate it, Apple’s Safari is a zippy web browser that performs well on the Mac, and it continues to get more and more competitive with other web browser platforms as OS X, soon to be known as macOS, continues to evolve.
Since Apple wants you to use Safari on your Mac, it’s a no-brainer they’re going to make it easier to migrate your web data from one web browser to another.
In this tutorial, we’re going to show you how you can transfer your web data from a third-party web browser to Safari with just a few clicks. Read More
In some rare scenarios, you as the computer administrator may want to actually promote an existing basic OS X user account to an administrator account, or vice-versa.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can upgrade a user account’s privileges to administrator rights, and we’ll also go through the steps to strip an account of its administrator rights. Read More
The ability to password protect PDF files is a great way to keep personal information safe from prying eyes, especially when you want to control who is and who isn’t allowed to see the contents of a file.
But on the contrary, what do you do if you want to remove password protection from a PDF file on your Mac?
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to convert a password-protected PDF file to a basic PDF file that can be opened by anyone. Read More
For those who are aware, this can be done already with apps from the App Store, such as MacID, but if Apple brings this feature to the native installation of OS X, what will happen to these premium third-party apps?
Password protecting your PDF files is a great way to keep the contents from being revealed to those who you never intend to see them.
This great security feature can be taken advantage of right from the Preview app that comes bundled with your Mac, and in this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can use it to enhance the security of your PDF files. Read More
Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion with the app OneSafe. This means that for the next 7 days, you’ll be able to pickup Lunabee’s popular password manager for free for both iPhone and iPad, a solid savings of $5.
For those who aren’t familiar with it, oneSafe provides advanced security for your sensitive data with features like Touch ID, decoy safe, intrusion detection, and self-destruct mode. It stores logins, financial data, credit cards and more. Read More
Most of you probably use a Wi-Fi network on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, and some of them may even require a password to gain access to.
Have you ever been in a predicament where you’ve needed to use someone’s Wi-Fi network and they wouldn’t tell you the password for it to your face, but they had no problem typing it in for you so you could use the network without knowing what the password was? Or, have you just plain forgotten the password to one of your most-used networks when you have a new machine or device you want to use to connect to it?
If you’ve been in either of these situations, then a new jailbreak app called Wifi Passwords List, which is a free download from Cydia’s BigBoss repository, could be of use to you. It’ll show you the password of any secured Wi-Fi network you’ve ever used on your iOS device. Read More
Yesterday, on Let’s Talk iOS, we discussed how arduous and tedious it is to enter a password on the Apple TV interface. It’s a difficult process, because the Apple TV lacks support for Bluetooth keyboards, and features an A-Z text entry setup that makes the process even more difficult that it was on last generation’s Apple TV.
Fortunately, the Apple TV features an option that allows you to never require a password for iTunes & App Store purchases. While using such an option works, it leaves your device open to unauthorized purchases. The good news is that, as we discussed on the podcast, you can easily set up restrictions for App Store and iTunes purchases, which will make it so that purchases only require the entry of a 4-digit passcode.
Good news for all of you Mobile Terminal fans, or for anyone interested in easily changing their jailbroken iOS device’s root password. Saurik just pushed an update for PAM Modules on Cydia, which was a prerequisite for terminal access.
All you need to do is go out to Cydia and update to PAM Modules 36.1. Cydia should automatically prompt you for the update, since this package is installed by default. Once you update, you can download Mobile Terminal, or any terminal emulator on Cydia that you prefer. Read More
The App Store offers several high-quality apps that help you create strong passwords for various services, manage your passwords and synchronize them between devices with ease, AgileBits’ freemium 1Password being perhaps the most popular one.
But there’s now a brand new password manager on the block which takes a clever approach to securing all your online accounts with strong passwords but without having to actually remember them.
How about re-creating passwords from recipes?
Welcome to Naranja Studio’s Password Chef, a novel $2.99 app for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad which takes advantage of unique recipes to basically turn any site name into an easy-to-recall password, canceling the need for additional software or devices. Read More
A new device is causing commotion around the interwebs today, that has the ability to unlock PIN-protected iOS devices. The tool, first spotlighted by security firm MDSec, is being used in the phone repair markets to brute-force iPhone and iPad Lock screens.
According to MDSec, these ‘IP Boxes’ are about the size of an Apple TV, and you can acquire one for around $300. It works by simulating the PIN entry on a device over a USB connection, and is able to sequentially bruteforce every possible PIN combination. Read More
Password manager LastPass has finally launched a dedicated Mac app that will allow users to find and store their passwords.
Previously available as a web portal and browser extension, the new Mac app gives you the same features natively, along with a Quick Look feature that allows you to instantly search for passwords and other login information, as well as the ability to scavenge through secure notes. Read More
Password manager Dashlane introduced today Password Changer, a new feature that allows you to change all your passwords at once, including accounts secured by two-factor authentication. Powered by Dashlane’s recent acquisition of startup PassOmatic came up with the core technology, the feature, that is just entering beta, currently works with about 70 different websites, including Apple, Amazon, Twitter, Facebook, but will open up to more sites in the future. Read More
If you have two-step verification enabled and you’re currently signed in to a third-party app using your Apple ID password, you’ll need to adjust to a new change starting tomorrow. For security purposes, Apple is introducing app-specific passwords to access iCloud data using third-party apps.
Apple will allow users to generate these app-specific passwords via the Password & Security section of its Apple ID website. Once there, you’ll simply need to click Generate App-Specific Password to create a password for the third-party app that you wish to grant access to your iCloud data. Read More
1Password 5 for iOS 8 now takes full advantage of Touch ID fingerprint scanning to unlock your vault and comes with a brand new iOS 8 App Extension in Safari and other apps that also uses Touch ID.
The Safari extension is available right in the Share sheet and permits you to fill Logins directly into web pages. Taking advantage of AgileBits’ own proprietary extensions for integrating third-party apps with 1Password, supported apps can now log you in with just a tap. And as you update passwords in these apps, 1Password updates the corresponding item in its database.
As for the price, the new 1Password 5 is a free update to existing users and a freemium download for everyone else, with a one-time In-App Purchase to unlock features like folders, tags, custom fields, Multiple Vaults, as well as the full range of items including Bank Accounts, Email Accounts, Memberships, Passports, Reward Programs, Wireless Routers, Software Licenses and many more. Read More