Glenn Fleishman

Senior Contributor

Glenn Fleishman is the author of dozens of books, including his newly released A Practical Guide to Networking, Privacy, and Security in iOS 12. He's a senior contributor to Macworld, where he writes Mac 911.

Don't Panic: Breach at software developer shouldn’t affect its customers or its future

Ignore that call from “Apple” about an iCloud breach

Ignore that call from “Apple” about an iCloud breach

Scammers leverage an alleged iCloud account leak that also is likely not real.

How to protect your data, and yourself

How to protect your data, and yourself

Suppose you're a dissident. How do you keep your data safe on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac, not to mention online? Glenn Fleishman explains, in the first of a series.

The best online backup service for securely encrypting your data

The best online backup service for securely encrypting your data

Every hosted backup solution manages encrypted storage a little differently. We look at who gives subscribers the keys to the castle.

Why ransomware criminals need great customer service

Why ransomware criminals need great customer service

Yes, even bad-guy malware developers have to keep their "customers" happy. Read what happens when F-Secure tests the "help desks" of four crypto-locking malware makers.

Pokémon Go for iOS will stop requiring full Google account access
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Pokémon Go for iOS will stop requiring full Google account access

Pokémon Masters, beware: The iPhone app gains access to your Google account, but you can revoke the access now, and a better fix is coming.

Everything you need to know about the iMessage security flaw patched by iOS 9.3

Everything you need to know about the iMessage security flaw patched by iOS 9.3

Security researchers discovered a number of weaknesses in iMessage's encryption system. Apple's patches are already slated to appear.

Apple’s new two-factor authentication bumps up security and ease of use

Apple’s new two-factor authentication bumps up security and ease of use

Apple is slowly rolling out a revised system to let you use a second factor with iCloud and other services that use an Apple ID.

Apple drops Recovery Key in new two-factor authentication for El Capitan and iOS 9

Apple drops Recovery Key in new two-factor authentication for El Capitan and iOS 9

Apple said at WWDC it would build a more integrated and comprehensive two-factor security system into its next OS releases, and today explains what that means.

Apple releases tons of security updates for recent flaws and exploits

Apple releases tons of security updates for recent flaws and exploits

Along with Apple Music came fixes for a laundry list of exploits and a long-overdue change to Apple's digital certificate policy.

Wearable security: Two-factor authentication apps for Apple Watch

Wearable security: Two-factor authentication apps for Apple Watch

Early extensions of iPhone apps for varying forms of authentication find a useful home as Watch apps.

How to keep your email private with PGP encryption on your Mac

How to keep your email private with PGP encryption on your Mac

GPGTools works with Mail.app and Thunderbird, and Keybase helps you publish your public key and verify other people's.

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