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The best way to update your iOS device, iPhone or iPad.

Having access to many iPhones and iPads as a consultant means every millisecond of delay is an expense for clients. No true IT Director or Manager hasn’t been asked a million times, “Should I upgrade?” The truthful answer is yes, but with many caveats. The best way to upgrade is to let someone else test, read the forums, try your non-essential test beds, test, test test test. Honestly, the best way to upgrade is through iTunes. Delta upgrades for your iOS lead to slower devices, for some reason. It’s painful, backup fully, download the new OS from Apple, and restore. It’s the only way I can bear to deal with an iPhone 5s until the iPhone 6 comes out. For corporations, we have solutions like Casper and managed iOS via Profile Manager, built-in to Mac OS X Server. When you manage expectations in a framework as good as Casper or Profile Manager, the results are good.

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Latest Article: Hurricane and Tornado Hacking Protection 9/12/17

by Scott Morabito: Three of the biggest news stories in the last few weeks have been Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and the Equifax data breach. The data breach at Equifax is somewhat unfathomable because of its scope and magnitude. Sure, there have been large hacks of data in the past such as Yahoo in 2016 and LinkedIn in 2012 - but who cares about email addresses? The Equifax breach contained identity information for 200 million Americans and this could systematically cause massive amounts of identity theft. From the outside, it would seem not that this is expected: surely Equifax had major security software, systems, and tools in place to prevent this from happening. This is certainly true. The problem with cyber attacks is the asymmetric nature of offense and defense. Protecting yourself from a data breach like the Equifax one is like building a house that can withstand an F5 Tornado. house2 As hurricane Harvey and hurricane Irma worked their way up the Gulf of Mexico, one thought that would go through people's mind was "Hurricane's have hit here before - we'll probably be OK". To some degree, there is some logic to this. Modern buildings can withstand hurricanes ok and can even be safe to be in during the store. Millions of people stayed in their houses during these storms and there was only a tiny percentage of life lost. There are some anomalies and bad luck associated with hurricanes, but for the most part they are survivable
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    Hurricane and Tornado Hacking Protection Equifax was hit with a Tornado, everyone else was in hurricane by Scott Morabito Three of the biggest news stories in the last few weeks have been Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and the Equifax data breach. The data breach at Equifax is somewhat unfathomable […]...
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    The future of Flash and the security concerns on your Mac by Scott Morabito A number of conversations with customers has recently involved the topic of Adobe Flash.  Let’s address a couple of things quickly: Should we still be using Flash in web browsers?: Yes Should we be […]...
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  • Mac malware is real
    Mac malware risk Its time for our customers and macOS users to take the threat seriously. The risk is real and we have an answer. by Scott Morabito For as long as I’ve been working in IT and Apple, customers have always asked me whether they need to worry […]...
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