Author: imyourgenius

Make your Mac more secure with a Standard User

lockIf you are like most people, you have just one user account on your Mac, the one created when you first got your computer. As the only user, you are also the administrator and you are allowed to do things like install applications. Most likely your username is your real name all run together, like “tonyedwards”. Although this is the way that most Mac users are setup, it’s terribly insecure for a couple of reasons. Read more

What is Java and do I need it on my Mac?

Java is used both by applications and web browsers. However, the nature of Java means that it is susceptible to security breaches, i.e., using Java could make it easier for bad people to get their hand on your data. For this reason, Apple has chosen to stop including Java with OS X for security reasons and because most people do need it.

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