We all care about security, and we try to protect ourselves in various ways. Some of the things we do are utterly ineffective, and some are very effective. Some were once effective, but have now become useless.

Our modern technological world is a very rapidly evolving place, so it’s a good idea to take some time every few years and take stock of how you’re protecting yourself. You’ll probably want to stop doing some things that have become pointless ritual, and replace them with new practices that you didn’t engage in previously.

Let’s start by throwing some cold water on the most well known security measure: Anti-virus software, or AV. No, it is not useless, but it is a very long way from perfect. Depending on who you ask and how you test, you’ll get different answers for how effective AV is, but you’ll never get an answer of 100%.

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Would I still switch from PC to Mac?

On December 16, 2014, in Apple, Features, Mac, Opinion, by gazmaz


The question of whether to switch from a PC to a Mac arises from time to time. I made the move to a Mac in 2007, but the decision would not be as easy today. My only experience with Microsoft software these days is at work, and that doesn’t make it straightforward to compare the Apple world with what a PC has to offer. Why is that?

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3 Years of the GMen – MyMac Podcast #449

On March 19, 2013, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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Gaz and Guy have been at it for 3 years and no signs of slowing down. What is it about these two people that keep you coming back each week? Their charm? Their intelligence? Their ever so thoughtful insights into the world of Apple? Nah, must be the larfs. This week however, they have a discussion about the seriousness of keeping your Mac secure and what are some of the things to look out for.

Guy’s App Pick: Vizzywig by i4software free!
Gaz’s App Pick: SCOtutor For Mac
People’s Pick: From Troy Muller PrivacyFix

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We don’t need no stinking security!
MyMac Podcast 308

On August 26, 2010, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast
Gaz’s problems continue with his much maligned Mac Mini and we also talk about security on OS X and how, if you try REALLY hard and go out of your way to do something dumb, you can get malware on your Mac. Speaking of which, we give you a bunch of different ways to use Windows on your Mac. Call our Skype number (703-436-9501)
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