Keeping your Mac safe from online threats should be a top priority. Here’s a few ways to ensure you Stay Secure Online…
Change Your Browser
Although Safari is a generally secure internet browser, you can certainly improve things further by switching to Google Chrome. Chrome features sand boxing technology which contains any processes that happen within the browser and stops any security threats from affecting your Mac. This is one of the simple but effective tips to stay secure online.
Apple has always viewed Flash as a contentious plug-in to have installed on the Mac and that view isn’t entirely unjustified. Flash is often exploited by hackers looking for a way to install viruses and Trojans onto the Mac – uninstalling it removes that security loophole
Use Private Browsing
It might not be practical all the time, but Private Browsing can prove useful when it comes to keeping your Mac safe while online. Private Browsing stops Safari from saving information like web forms, downloads or history, but it also stops websites from modifying information on your Mac, like cookies
Like Flash, Java has often been the exploit favored by hackers looking to gain access to your machine or install viruses and Trojans onto it. Fortunately, disabling Java in Safari is quick and easy, as we show in these two steps.
Hit Command+’comma’ to open Safari’s Preferences and click on the Security tab in the top bar.
2. Get Rid
Uncheck the Enable Java box to stop Java from running on your machine.
iPhone Security Tips
Use Complex Pass Codes
Setting a lock screen pass code on your iPhone is one thing, but if you want to go a step further, head to Settings>General >Passcode Lock and tap the Complex pass code toggle.
Find My iPhone
Chances are you’ve already got an iCloud account, so setting up Find My iPhone should be easy. Ensure its toggle is set to On under the iCloud heading of your Settings app.
If you’re concerned about a potential thief disabling Find My iPhone, you can always restrict access to location settings in Settings>General>Restrictions.
Lock Those Downloads
To stop any unwanted or surprise purchases, you can disable App Store downloads and In–App Purchases in the Restrictions menu of Settings – it takes less than a minute to set up.
Where is My IMEI?
Should your iPhone ever be stolen, you’ll need its IMEI number to block it with your carrier. You can get this by typing *#06# into your device’s Phone app.
These are some of the tips for Mac and iPhone which can make your device safe and secured when connected online.