Rich MogullContributor, Macworld

Rich Mogull is a security analyst at Securosis. He's the security editor at TidBits and has been covering security for 20 years.

The iPhone 5s fingerprint reader: what you need to know

Does Apple's new Touch ID technology mean the end of passcodes on your iPhone? Is it truly secure? Rich Mogull answers those and other questions.

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Switch to Mac: Security basics

Just purchased your first Mac, or thinking of making the switch? Rich Mogull goes over what you need to know about security, antivirus software, and more.

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Living With Windows: Security

Under ordinary circumstances, and in the hands of an educated user, a properly configured Mac is not much of a security risk. Sharing a network with Windows...

Mac Security: What You Can Ignore

When you say "computer security," most people think "viruses," "worms," and other forms of malware. They also think, "Mac users don't have to worry about it."...

Mac Security Reality Check: Mobile Tech

Portable technology--laptops and iPhones particularly--come with their own special security risks. They can be lost, for starters. And iPhones can be made...

Mac Security Reality Check: User Error

Some security problems are due to user error (or user laziness). It's not that hard to practice good system security on your Mac. But a surprising number of...

Mac Security Reality-check: Scams

In the endless debates about Mac security--is the Mac platform inherently safer than Windows? what security measures should Mac users take?--one point is often...

Super-safe Web Browsing

As a security analyst and researcher, I often find myself exploring some of the darker corners of the Internet. In the course of staying current on security...

The IPhone's SMS Vulnerability: What We Learned

The last week of July and first week of August is always an interesting time in the security world. That's when the annual Black Hat and DefCon conferences take...

The Truth About Apple, Security and Responsibility

While we might continuously debate glossy vs. matte screens, the visual aesthetics of a translucent dock, or the value of MobileMe, few issues in the Apple...

Mac Security Focus: Firewalls

Firewalls monitor and regulate the data moving on and off your computer or network. They can keep criminals out while allowing...

The DNS Vulnerability: What You Should Know and Do

On July 31, 2008, Apple released an overdue patch for a major vulnerability in the way Mac OS X Server handles turning the...