Category: Security

How to Fix Safari “This Connection Is Not Private” Warnings

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Are you receiving an error message saying “This connection is not private” when you’re trying to access a website in Safari from iPhone, iPad, or Mac? Many users have seen this error at some point as they browse the web, and this can be bypassed or ignored quickly fixed regardless of what device you use.

This message pops up when Safari’s security check on the website’s certificate fails. You’ll likely face this issue when you’re visiting a website that uses an expired certificate, or HTTP instead of HTTPS when it’s not configured properly. The…

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How to Change Apple Watch Passcode

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Having a hard time remembering or using the passcode on Apple Watch? Do you think someone figured out the passcode you use to unlock your Apple Watch? Or perhaps, you’re one of those privacy buffs who prefer to keep updating their passcode on a regular basis? Regardless, it’s pretty simple to change the passcode on your Apple Watch wearable.

When you set up and pair your Apple Watch with your iPhone for the first time, you’re prompted to type in a 4-digit passcode to protect your device. Most people would have done this to ensure maximum security, but if…

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How to Unsend a Message in Signal

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Started using the popular Signal messenger app for iPhone to safeguard your user data and privacy? Considering you’re new to the platform, you may have trouble getting a hang of all the messaging features that the app has to offer. One key feature that you wouldn’t want to miss as a new user is the ability to delete sent messages – in other words, to unsend a message.

Most messaging platforms lets their users delete a message after sending it, for both the sender and the recipient. For those who aren’t aware, Apple’s iMessage does not fall under that…

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How to Disable U1 Chip on iPhone to Prevent Background Location Tracking

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If you’re a privacy buff who owns an iPhone 11 or iPhone 12 (or better), you might want to disable the U1 chip on your iPhone to prevent it from tracking your location in the background.

The U1 is a custom chip developed by Apple just like the H1 and W1 chips that were made for AirPods. However, unlike the other two chips, the U1 chip is designed to precisely determine the distance between U1 chip-equipped devices. The U in U1 stands for ultra-wideband, a short-range radio technology used for wireless data transmission. However, this technology is prohibited…

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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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How to Use Disappearing Messages in Signal

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If you’re a Signal messenger user, you can further improve the security and privacy of your Signal communications and messages by enabling and using the disappearing messages feature. Just as it sounds, disappearing messages causes Signal to automatically disappear and remove messages after a specified time period. Even better is that it’s customizable, so you can set disappearing messages to be enabled for specific contacts, and you can toggle the feature off and on at any time (as can the other person you’re communicating with).

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How to Block Microphone & Camera Access for Websites on iPhone & iPad

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Are you tired of seeing unwanted camera and microphone access pop-ups with certain websites on Safari for iPhone and iPad? Or maybe you just want to manually disable camera access for some websites due to privacy concerns? Fortunately, this is actually pretty easy to do with iOS and iPadOS.

People have become increasingly cautious when it comes to privacy these days, and for good reasons. With multiple privacy breach reports on major internet giants and tech companies, protecting your privacy and personal data should be of utmost importance. Similar to how…

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How to Lock Telegram Chats with Face ID on iPhone (or Touch ID)

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Do you want to keep your Telegram conversations safe and secure? Perhaps you don’t want anyone snooping around on your Telegram messages if you let someone briefly use or borrow your iPhone? If this is something that you’re worried about, you may be interested in locking the app with a passcode and in turn, use Face ID or Touch ID to unlock your chats depending on your device.

Telegram is one of the most-popular privacy-focused messaging apps on the App Store with over 500 million users across all platforms. Although your messages are end-to-end encrypted…

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How to Lock WhatsApp on iPhone with FaceID / Touch ID

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Have you ever wanted to lock your WhatsApp conversations behind a password? If so, you’re certainly not alone. Thankfully, there’s now a way to actually lock your WhatsApp behind Face ID or Touch ID to add a second layer of security to your data.

One might argue that locking your WhatsApp isn’t absolutely necessary since Face ID and Touch ID are required to unlock your device anyway. But, what if you’re passing your iPhone to a friend for taking and sharing pictures or anything else? What if they snoop around and read your WhatsApp conversations without…

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How to Move Google Authenticator Account to a New iPhone

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Did you get a new iPhone for personal or professional use? If you’ve been using Google’s Authenticator app to get two-factor verification codes on your device, you may have trouble figuring out how to set up the app on your new iPhone. Thankfully, the transfer process to move Authenticator from one iPhone to another is not that hard.

When you install and launch the Google Authenticator app on a new iPhone, it’s going to be empty without any of your verification codes. This doesn’t mean you’ve lost access to all of your online accounts since Google…

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