Tag Archives: spam

Spotlight search may expose private information to spammers

SecurityIconXTech site Ars Technica is reporting a new security issue with OS X, where spammers may be able to gain access to personal information through the use of Spotlight search.

The problem, as outlined by German security publication Heise Online and IDG News, allows IP addresses and perhaps other private information to be viewed through the use of Spotlight searches, stemming from a security feature to prevent the loading of unwanted images in e-mail communications. Continue reading

How to manage e-mail without marking messages as read

MailIconYosemiteXIf you use Appleā€™s Mail program as your e-mail reader, you might find yourself at times needing to organize your messages, either by removing junk from your inbox, or dragging specific folders into custom mailboxes. When you do this, you might find yourself clicking around in your inbox, which will result in not only clicked messages being marked as read, but also viewing their content, which might not be desired. Continue reading

How to block popup windows in Mac Web browsers

SafariIconXPopup windows in Web browsers can be one of the more irritating aspects of browsing the Web. While most Web sites to not make use of popups, at times you might be directed to some that do.

In a few cases, these are necessary for the services the site is supplying; however, often these sites are spam sites where you might find yourself flooded with Continue reading

How to ward off iMessage spammers

MessagesIconXApple’s iMessage service is the default messaging system for anyone using OS X or iOS, so if you use one of these systems then you likely have an iCloud account active and ready to receive messages. Unfortunately, at times and especially if you have a popular iCloud user name, you may receive spam texts and other messages through your iCloud account.  Continue reading