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How to Find and Delete All Your Old, Unused Accounts

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We all have accounts we no longer use, but some apps and websites make deleting your profile a pain. In those cases, simply ignoring them is an easier option. However, unused accounts are a major security threat—all it takes is one successful data break or credential-stuffing attack to potentially compromise your…

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Forgot Apple Watch Passcode? Here’s How to Reset It

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Did you manage to accidentally lose or forget your Apple Watch passcode? Don’t worry, it’s not the end of the world. You can get back full access to your Apple Watch by simply resetting it and you can do this right from your paired iPhone.

Passcodes certainly protect your devices from unauthorized access and break-ins, but there are rare situations where you could forget your passcode and lose access to your device completely. This could be an issue for people who own multiple devices like the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, etc. when they use a different…

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How to Share Your Wifi Password From Any Device

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Every time you have visitors to you home, they probably ask for the wifi password before anything else. You can go the route of the local coffee shop and take the wifi name and password up on the wall, or keep sharing these credentials manually until you have them memorized. Or, you can speed up this process…

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How to Check for Reused & Compromised Passwords in Safari for Mac

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Do you use a password that’s easy to guess for your online accounts? Or perhaps, you reuse the same password for multiple accounts? Maybe you’re wondering if your password has been compromised in a known data breach? Whatever the case, Safari for Mac can now help you monitor your passwords by providing Security Recommendations.

The latest versions of Safari for macOS have many privacy-oriented features, and perhaps one of the more useful is the ability to provide security alerts regarding your saved passwords. Safari will now recommend you to update your…

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How to Reset Screen Time Passcode on Mac

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Lost or forgot the passcode that you use for Screen Time on your Mac? Don’t start panicking. Thankfully, resetting your Screen Time passcode without losing all your settings is a pretty straightforward process on macOS.

Screen Time makes it easy to keep track of device usage, and also functions as a set of parental controls that can be passcode protected so that settings aren’t changed. That passcode lock prevents children and other users from making any changes to personalized Screen Time settings, but unfortunately like any other password, they can be…

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How to Change Keychain Password on Mac

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Do you want to change the password used to access your Keychain data on a Mac? There are two ways to change the Keychain password, depending on whether it’s a default Keychain, and therefore whether you have multiple Keychains or not.

If you aren’t aware, your Keychain password is the same as your Mac’s user password that you use to sign in to your computer by default. Whenever you change this user password, the default Keychain password is automatically updated to match it as well. However, you can create multiple Keychains on a Mac in addition to the…

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How to Reset MacOS Password in MacOS Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave

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Did you forget or lose the password for your Mac’s user account? Thankfully, macOS Big Sur, Catalina, and Mojave make it easy to reset this password, and you can do it in a matter of seconds regardless of what Mac you own, with the help of your Apple ID.

Nowadays, almost everyone who owns Apple devices already has an Apple ID that’s used for making purchases on the App Store, subscribing to services like iCloud, Apple Music, and more. Therefore, there’s a pretty good chance that you have already signed in to your Apple account on the Mac you’re using.

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How to Check for Compromised or Leaked Passwords on iPhone & iPad with Security Recommendations

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Have you ever wondered if the passwords to any of your online accounts have been compromised in a data breach? You’re certainly not the only one in that regard, but now you can now check for breached password security easily right from your iPhone and iPad.

In the latest versions of iOS and iPadOS (14 and later), Apple has added a security feature called “Security Recommendations” that would provide security alerts for the passwords stored on iCloud Keychain. If one or more of your accounts use a password that’s easy to guess, uses a sequence like 123,…

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