Computer Security (including Macs, iPhones and iPads)
Human Behavior Part I
Human Behavior Part II
Secure Connection to the Internet
Krebs's Three Rules
Recommended Security Setting
Third Party Apps to Check/Clean a Mac Computer
PrivacyScan from Secure Mac
Ad Blockers and Tracking Blockers (use all three)
AdBlock Plus is a free extension that allows you to block
annoying ads, disable tracking and block domains known to
spread malware. Available for iOS, Android, Chrome, Firefox,
Internet Explorer, and Safari, Adblock Plus uses filters
that you choose to block all unwanted elements.
DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials offers users state-of-the-art
tools so that they can protect their sensitive data when
browsing the Internet. It is equipped with several advanced
features. For instance, this software package is able to
detect those sites which are associated with hidden tracking
algorithms. These are pointed out to the user and the
programs can often be disabled. Forced encryption will
likewise add an additional layer of protection; eliminating
cookies and other data collection techniques.
Ghostery is also a free extension that puts the power in
your hands to choose what to block, on a tracker-by-tracker
or site-by-site basis, or combination of the two.
Is your browser safe against tracking?
Speeding up a slow Mac
Activity Monitor displays information about your processor,
apps, disks, memory, and computer's network. You can use
this information to determine what effect a process is
having on performance and how much processor capability is
being used. This information can be collected in a
diagnostic report and sent to Apple Support to better help
solve a problem.
Startup key combinations for Intel-based Macs
Press and hold the keys immediately after you turn on your
Mac and hear the startup sound. Keep holding until the
described behavior occurs.