Browsing Tag: Privacy

Identity Leak Checker

I came across an interesting Identity Leak Checker website. You just enter your email address and it compiles an identity profile for that email.

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Setup Two-factor Authentication

Two-factor Authentication increases the security on your various devices by requiring an authorization code to login in addition to your normal password.

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macOS FileVault

One of the most important things we can do with and for our Macs is keep them secure as possible. Apple helps with this in several ways one of which is their builtin FileVault disk encryption software. FileVault has been around in the macOS for a long time. In my…

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Online Map Searching Privacy

Most of the time when you click on a “Directions” or “Map” link on a web page or web search page you are using Google Maps. Because Google is so intrusive to user privacy, the DuckDuckGo search engine people have now contracted out with Apple to use their Maps program. Maybe…

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Checking Password Usage In Safari

I know I have been on a password security kick of late, but it so important to use good passwords on our Internet logins. Using the same old password for logins is a recipe for disaster. I have mentioned several password Apps that can manage and create specific passwords. However,…

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iOS Apps Spying On Your Location

It should not come as a surprise by now that business and information sellers want to know everything about us. Our information, who we are, what we like, where we are is money in this day and age. As you may know, iOS Apps can use your Location as part…

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Facebook’s Meaningless Settings?

There has been an outcry about the lack of Privacy in online systems like Facebook recently. Many people have gone into Facebook’s Settings and turned off things that allow them to be followed. Despite these efforts, Facebook continues to mine our data and who we are. This article describes how…

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Life Without Google

In previous articles on computer security I have mentioned Google as one of the worst culprits at using your information without your permission. Between Facebook and Google, I think Google is by far the more dangerous to your computer security. They have their fingers in all kinds of pies. So,…

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