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Can a thief know my Apple ID without my PIN code?

I got my iPhone stolen recently with Activation Lock on. It's been off since it has been stolen according to iCloud. I received a phishing email attempting to get my iCloud password and I was ...
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Malware and or trojan on Mid 2011 iMac

My iMac was hacked recently. As of now it came back pristine after being wiped at our local certified Mac store. Ive not signed into it yet, it is supposed to be running 10.11. Yet, when I turn it on ...
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Getting “Certificate signed by untrusted issuer” on Mac

When I try to launch an application that is developed by my company, I get the "Certificate signed by untrusted issuer" error. I checked both these posts. I don't have any certificates in my ...
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CVE-2016-4631 and Older Devices

tldr; How far back does the TIFF exploit affect iOS and OS X legacy versions? I've found conflicting information regarding how far back the recently reported image exploit can affect both iOS and OS ...
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Apple support contacted by someone pretending to be me

Yesterday i received an automatic mail for apple thanking me to have contacted the support and there was a practice ID and my mail. The problem is that i never contacted the apple support, so i ...
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Blocking IP address and on certain ports using hosts.allow and hosts.deny

The IT department of my employer has detected brute force attacks via SSH and VNC on some Mac computers, and we're trying to solve this problem by editing hosts.deny and hosts.allow to block all ...
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WiFi Certificates Accidentally Deleted

I accidentally deleted some certificates from the Keychain Access application and I think they were somehow related to WiFi networks. Now everytime I try to join a network that uses PEAP ...
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Apple.ca accepts answer, Apple ID app/ iCloud doesn't?

how can Apple.ca accept my answers for security questions but when I type them into the set up for iCloud their wrong?? They are each 3 letter words, so spelling & capatlization wouldn't be a. ...
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Certificate fingerprint in iOS

When I connect to a particular Wi-Fi network, it asks me to accept a certificate. I can check the certificate details, such as signatures and so on, but not the fingerprint. I'm fairly certain the ...
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Securing Mac Server after Server Admin got fired

Recently our Network and Server Administrator got let go. We are a small organization and she was alone looking after Windows and Mac Servers. We have tried to secure the network by changing the ...
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Not receiving push notifications for iCloud 2-factor authentication

I followed the instructions on this sixcolors.com blog post to disable and re-enable 2-factor authentication on my iCloud account in order to upgrade to the "newer" version. However, now when I ...
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Getting exchange password from keychain

Is there a way using security find-internet-password or something similar to get my exchange credentials on the command line? I'm trying to write a script to auto-login into an exchange server and I'...
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Forgot the password of a keychain (non the login one)

I have installed a bunch of certificates on my mac, due to italian legal system, in order to login to a certain website with a smartcard. It all worked well for a few months and then yesterday it ...
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How secure is apple remote desktop can it be accessed over the internet without a vpn to the local network

If you setup sharing on a computer to allow apple remote desktop is there a danger someone would be able to login and control your computer ? Or can you only connect if you are on the same local ...
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What happens after an iPhone has its data auto-erased?

On the "Touch ID & Passcode", there's the option "Erase Data", which says Erase all data on this iPhone after 10 failed passcode attempts. Data protection is enabled. Is it possible to ...
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Does auto-unlock in macOS Sierra also auto-lock? [closed]

In WWDC, it was announced that macOS Sierra will have an 'auto-unlock' feature using the Apple Watch whereby if you approach your Mac wearing your Apple Watch, the Mac will automatically unlock. I ...
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What point is there in using an everyday non-admin account on OS X?

This piece of advice is old but is coming back into fashion. I have seen it a lot recently, on a number of Mac websites or forums. "Your ‘everyday’ user account should not be an admin account. It ...
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Flash Local Shared Object storage security issue?

I have encountered some strange behavior when navigating through the flash Local Shared Object folders on my computer running OS X version 10.11.5 The behavior is as follows: Navigate to the base ...
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Dynamic list of unknown shared computers appearing on wired computer

I recently setup an old Macbook Pro with OS X Server (El Capitan) and via ethernet connected it to my Airport Extreme. My network is secured with WPA2 personal and a diceware-generated password that ...
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This Apple ID has been disabled for security reasons — more info?

I recently got a "This Apple ID has been disabled for security reasons" message on all my apple devices. I've have since performed the obligatory password reset process and everything seems to be in ...
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Change security question without calling apple

I just submitted a gift card on my apple id and wanted to purchase an app. After pressing buy it asked me to enter my security questions because it's my first time and I have forgot them. I have ...
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Can someone who registered my iPhone read all my text messages?

My ex-husband registered my iPhone and I have found out he has been using Apple iCloud storage to check up on my every move. Will he have been able to read all my personal text messages? And is ...
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Enterprise iPad: Limit which wifi network can connect to

I'm looking for a policy setting or a creative solution here. Is there a way to restrict the wifi networks an iOS device can connect to? We have business issued iPads, but are worried that they can be ...
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How do I verify a certificate when installing it on iOS?

I am installing a self-created certificate authority SSL cert onto a modern (iOS-9.3.2, iPod6) iOS device. It is self-signed and obtained over an untrusted transport. In normal, e.g. desktop, ...
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OSX Firewall 10.11 keeps getting turned off

For some time, several months at least, my inbuilt Firewall (OSX 10.11.x Application Level Firewall as available via Security and Privacy Preferences) keeps on getting turned off. It will be on for "...
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Forcing `open` command to open unsigned app?

I've got my Security preferences set to allow apps downloaded from "Mac App Store and identified developers." When I try to open an unsigned app: open xyz.app I see the following: Usually, I ...
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How can I see a list of apps that have the ability to record my keyboard history?

How can I see a list of programs/services that have the ability to record my keyboard history? My goal is to prevent programs from recording my keyboard history without root privilege. I cannot seem ...
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Non-existing URLs redirect to “searchguide - level 3” in Safari

I typed a URL in Safari to check whether a domain name had been registered or not, and was redirected to this page: (here I made the test with "http://fegiuebnfuybzh.com", a random string of ...
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How to reset to default permissions

During development and debugging I have changed permissions of various files and folders using chown and chmod on my local system (I didnt maintain the list of changes). Now that I have fixed the ...
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Can't delete keychain items with UI, but command line works fine

When using the Keychain Access app, I am often unable to delete an Web form password item. I have tried hitting the delete key and going to Edit > Delete. In both cases, nothing happens, there is no ...
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Does someone know my (old) Apple ID password?

Today, I suddenly got the following message on my iPod: Question 1: Does this mean that someone has entered my Apple ID password, or are there other situations where this dialog is triggered? ...
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How do I obtain a list of all the passwords stored in Keychain Access?

My MacBook was stolen. I have a new Mac with all the data restored from my AirPort Time Capsule, including all the passwords that were on the stolen MacBook. Is there way to list all the passwords ...
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How to Limit Wifi Connection to Only One Application?

I need to connect to open Wifi network but I do not want all my applications access internet with it. Only one internet browser. I am using at the moment VPN Service PrivateInternetAccess.com (PIA). ...
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How does Twitter or Vine remember login credentials in between of installations?

If you install Twitter, or Vine, equally, then you log in, then uninstall the app, then install it again, it somehow appears already logged in. I've got several ideas about how this might work, but ...
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Dump iCloud keychain in Terminal

I failed to find the path to iCloud keychain to do just security dump-keychain - the iCloud keychain isn't shown when I try security list-keychains. What is the path to that keychain (or, if it cannot ...
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Does an iPhone require the users password after being reset via the “search my iPhone” utility?

I wanted to sell my old broken iPhone but was reluctant because of the data stored on it. I couldn't reset it because it wouldn't power on. So the buyer said I could just reset it via the utility so ...
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Security Settings Don't Stick

I've been trying to change my security settings to let apps downloaded from anywhere open. Or to at least open the app I want. Neither seem to be working. I don't get the verification to open the ...
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Does FileVault 2 also encrypt my free disk space?

Does FileVault 2 encrypt my free disk space as well as the deleted files that may linger on there? I ask this because I am selling my MacBook Pro and want to sell it but I'm not sure how to securely ...
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An unknown computer is – sometimes – shown in my Finder

In the attached picture you can see the name of an unknown computer (desktop-aqnpumc) in my network. "Delat" means shared and SuperNova is my own TimeCapsule which is shown in Finder. I cannot ...
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Lock iPhone 6s app with passcode or fingerprint

I want further secure apps which contain private information (for example: Google Photos which contain all my photos till date), with passcode or fingerprint. What is the best way to achieve this?
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In which part of iOS is the auto-erase feature implemented and how does it work?

I followed the Apple vs FBI case a bit, and I'm super curious how Apple implemented the auto-erase feature. Reading their documentation, it seems like it is as simple as erasing a key that is used to ...
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SSH keybased authentication using smartcard

I originally posted this on Information Security but am hoping to attract an answer here since this is OSX specific. So I'm fairly new to more secure forms of key management, I've been used to ...
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Add command to sudo in OS X - or how to fix a major security inconsistency in OS X

OS X provides Keychain Access, which is a great way to save passwords of varying apps and websites. When you want to view a password via the Keychain Access GUI, you are asked the admin password. ...
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Apple Mail doesn't show when a mail is encrypted (using S/MIME)

I have recently started using S/MIME since we got a certificate from our school and are advised to use it when possible. I am using El Capitan 10.11.4. The encryption and decryption process ITSELF ...
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If AirPort Time Capsule is compromised, will it disclose contents of encrypted backups?

I'm thinking about using an AirPort Time Capsule for my Time Machine backup. I would certainly use encryption, but I'm still concerned about sensitive backup data sitting on a networked routing device ...
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How to know that an iPhone that I purchased from a third-party is not JailBroken? [duplicate]

Say, I purchased an iPhone (not from Apple or any official reseller.) How do I know that it's not Jailbroken? PS. My concern is the presence of key loggers or other tracking software.
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“security add-internet-password…” gets “User interaction not allowed”

I'm trying to update an old and outdated Puppet manifest to setup a new Jenkins slave on OSX El-Capitan and hit an issue which I suspect could be related to new security features in El-Capitan. The ...
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Can I set some sort of “never send error report” on an app that has to be force quit frequently?

RSA SecurID. OSX El Capitan. The app is frequently unresponsive when the computer comes back from sleep. Response from IT Support: "it's not meant to be left running". In other words I'm supposed to ...
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Mac crashes on Security preferences pane

I restored my machine from Time Machine last night. Whenever I go on "System Preferences > Security", the Mac crashes. There is a com.apple.preference.security.remoteservice file. Additionally, ...
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Installing from not certified developer causes system panel to crash

I want to install third party software. My security settings are very high, so I have to confirm to install software from a not certified developer (yes, the software is trustful!). This night I ...