Posted October 09, 2018 08:06:09 A new system for securely logging in to Macs and PCs should help prevent the spread of ransomware infections, according to the creators of an advanced security tool.
Macs and computers can be encrypted by default on the Mac and are protected by a security feature called AppleScript.
If a user has the Mac OS X software installed, it will ask for a password before enabling a password manager.
But Mac users often do not need to provide a password, or they might not even know they need one, said Steve Ballmer, co-founder of the Security Products company, who was at a cybersecurity conference in Hong Kong this week.
He said users should not be surprised when they encounter an infected computer and log in without the Mac software.
“You should always make sure you have the latest version of Mac software on your computer,” Ballmer said.
“And if it doesn’t have that, you should install it and keep it up to date.
And if it does have that and it’s not the latest one, then you should not install it.”
Ballmer said Mac users should use the Security Product app on their Macs, as well as any third-party application, such as the Google Chrome browser, to log in.
The app will also ask if the user wants to log on as administrator.
Users can also choose to allow the Mac to use their home network for all other online activity.
The feature is designed to help prevent hackers from gaining access to computers by allowing the Mac’s home network to be used as an Internet proxy.
Ballmer also said Macs with built-in VPN services should not need any authentication.
Security Product users say the security features are a start, but the software can be a lifesaver if used properly.
“It does seem like there is a lot of security built in to the system and there is also a lot that needs to be done,” said Chris Meehan, CEO of Meeha.
The Security Products app is a part of Mac OS Security, an update to Mac OS that Apple rolled out in March. “
AppleScript is just the tip of the iceberg.”
The Security Products app is a part of Mac OS Security, an update to Mac OS that Apple rolled out in March.
The app allows users to choose how to encrypt their home networks.
It also helps keep the Mac secure by asking users for a unique password for each network connection.
Users can choose a password that is longer than 30 characters.
Users also have the option to enable a password reset feature if they forget a password.
The program will ask them to enter a new password, then prompt them for it.
Users must use the Mac app, which will then ask for the user’s password again.
Mac users can log into their computers with a password they create.
Ballmmer said users can also use the security app on any computer without a Mac.