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Don’t Give Away Historic Details About Yourself →

From Krebs on Security:

Social media sites are littered with seemingly innocuous little quizzes, games and surveys urging people to reminisce about specific topics, such as “What was your first job,” or “What was your first car?” The problem with participating in these informal surveys is that in doing so you may be inadvertently giving away the answers to “secret questions” that can be used to unlock access to a host of your online identities and accounts.

A good reminder that you shouldn’t use real answers to these security questions when setting up accounts. Make up nonsense, non-guessable answers and store them somewhere secure like 1Password.


How to Clear Your MacBook’s Touch Bar and Secure Enclave Data →

Justin Pot, writing for How-To Geek:

Planning on selling or giving away your MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar? Even if you wipe your Mac and reinstall macOS from scratch, it won’t remove everything: information about your fingerprints and other security features are stored separately, and may remain after your wipe your hard drive.

Woah. I was not aware of this. Something to keep in mind if you’re planning to sell or transfer a recent Mac. Hit the link to see how to clear this data.


Best home security cameras of 2018 →

Michael Ansaldo, writing for TechHive:

To help you find the best security camera for your needs, we outline the key features to consider and share the results of our testing. Whether you’re looking for an easy way to check on your kids and pets, or a full-service sentinel to monitor for intruders, we’ll help find the right product for your needs.

This is a nice roundup, and other reviews share its praise for the Netgear Arlo. But I’m looking for two features that aren’t addressed here – HomeKit support, and compatibility with Synology’s Surveillance Station package. Cameras with support for the former are in short supply. I’m going to let this market settle a bit before investing too deeply in the home surveillance market.


LastPass Security Flaws Disclosed

The link below takes you to the best explanation I’ve seen on two recently disclosed LastPass security flaws. A few thoughts: Read more


1Password’s Best New Feature

1Password update

1Password’s 4.5 update for iOS introduced several improvements, including a new coat of paint to bring it more in line with the look of iOS 7. The AgileBits blog recently contained a post setting forth all of the improvements of the update, yet the update that was most important to me wasn’t listed.

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