How To Create A Free AWS VPN Server With Streisand On MacOS

James Ashmore At LiquidVPN, Informative Internet Guides

After Turkey had blocked access to social media in March 2014, Streisand was devised as a way to circumvent the government ban by providing secure encryption at minimal cost. It does so by allowing the user to set up a VPN via cloud services with minimal effort. If you want to keep your browsing history safe, encrypting the data is the safest way to do it. Setting up your own is a great option, and Streisand is the perfect tool for beginners and pro’s alike. The process is automated to allow …

Top 10 Adblockers for Apple iOS devices

David Cox Informative Internet Guides

*Feb 9, 2017: Because of new information this article has been updated* Today Apple held its annual Worldwide Developer Conference. Many great features were announced on all four platforms that Apple now focuses on; watchOS, tvOS, iOS and MacOS (formerly Mac OS X). Apple continues to focus on the privacy of its users, and the forthcoming iOS 10 update shows that than ever. An important but controversial part of privacy and security is using adblockers. The use of this technology is a big issue and leaves many people divided. …

The NSA’s Guide To Securing Your Mac

Andrew Orr Informative Internet Guides

The National Security Agency employs some of the best hackers in the United States. Surely they are experts at securing devices? Here’s how to lock down your Mac like an NSA pro. Further Reading NSA Contractor Faces Espionage Charges For Data Theft 5 Best Security Tools to Secure Your Data Mac Lockdown In 2010, the NSA published a guide for hardening a Mac running Snow Leopard. However, the agency hasn’t updated its guide for current versions of MacOS. Macworld posted an excellent guide that should cover modern versions of Apple’s OS. …

How to Destroy the Data on your Computer and Smartphone

Andrew Orr Informative Internet Guides

Last week we showed you how to backup your data, either to a hard drive or the cloud. This week, we will show you how to destroy the data on Mac OS, Windows, Chromebo, Android and iOS devices. Further Reading How to Backup your Device to a Local Drive or the Cloud Stagefright 2.0 Discovered By Google, Here’s What You Need To Know Wiping Your Computer Depending on your operating system, there are a couple of ways to wipe your computer. macOS Turn on your Mac and hold down Option-Command-R. …

Stagefright-like Exploit Found in Apple Operating Systems

Andrew Orr In the News

A Cisco researcher has discovered a new vulnerability in macOS and iOS. They call the vulnerability Stagefright, and it is dangerous. Further Reading 6 macOS Tips to Supercharge Your Security InfoSec 101: How To Boost Your Privacy On iOS New Mac Malware Found Beware of Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor Discovered last year, Stagefright was a vulnerability found in Android. A vulnerability is defined as “a mistake in software [programming] that can be directly used by a hacker to gain access to a system or network.” Stagefright infected your Android phone via a simple MMS message. …

New Mac Malware Found Beware of Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor

Andrew Orr In the News

Bitdefender recently discovered a new type of malware that has been infecting Macs. Called Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor,  it can take control of your system completely by installing a backdoor. Once it compromises your Mac, a hacker could steal your files, control your webcam and execute code capable of inflicting damage. Backdoor In computing terminology, a backdoor is classified as “a method of bypassing normal authentication, securing remote access to a computer, obtaining access to plaintext, and so on, while attempting to remain undetected.” It can either be an installed program, a program that …

6 macOS Tips to Supercharge your Security

Andrew Orr Informative Internet Guides

Many would argue that Macs and the macOS operating system are already relatively secure. The general argument is that since there are far Windows machines than Macs, hackers tend to focus on breaking into Windows . Others might say that Macs are secure because they are based on UNIX. But the reality is that Mac owners can become just as vulnerable to hacking as PC owners are. A Brief History of Unix First, the reason that Macs are secure (but only in the general sense) is that …