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Month: February 2017

iOS 10 iCloud

iOS 10 iCloud

I admit being deeply distrustful of cloud storage generally. Cloud storage servers containing large amounts of data are natural targets for hackers. This was famously demonstrated with the 2014 breaches of over 100 celebrities’ iCloud accounts. Information stored in the cloud may also be vulnerable in transit, is stored on hardware you do not control, and may be impossible to fully delete.

Encryption Versus Physical Security

Encryption Versus Physical Security

Encryption is a hot topic these days. I write about both encryption and physical security on this blog, and some people find this curious. I believe there is a good deal of overlap in these two topics, however. This post will discuss encryption versus physical security, and why each matters in protecting data.

Escape the Wolf Photo Trap

Escape the Wolf Photo Trap

Have you ever wondered if someone had messed with your stuff while you were gone? There is a neat, new way to find out. The Photo Trap app from Escape the Wolf allows you to take a “before” picture and easily compare it with an “after” picture. With the app you can easily tell if anything has been moved. Here’s how it works

iOS 10: iTunes Security Uses

iOS 10: iTunes Security Uses

Apple’s iTunes and iCloud applications are both extremely important. Both allow you the ability to conduct backups and do file transfers. Both have some challenges and some slightly different capabilities however. Today I am going to cover some iTunes security features that you should be using.