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How do I disable “iTunes Home Sharing”?

Whenever I launch iTunes, I see my computer appears listed among those offering Bonjour services (e.g., by iStumbler), with an entry for "iTunes Home Sharing" even though I have unchecked "Share my ...
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Why do my account settings (seem to) change after migration?

Prior to a recent Mavericks-Mavericks migration using Migration Assistant I had additional password security related options which are absent after the migration. In Security & Privacy > General ...
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OS X 10.9.4 - How can I limit the number of failed login attempts?

With OS X 10.9.4, how can I limit the number of failed local login attempts? I'm looking for something similar to the Windows Account Lockout Threshold mentioned here: ...
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Does apple automatically sign out all connected devices when you change the apple id password?

Yesterday, I got a bunch of emails from Apple, sent to one of my unused gmail addresses (which still has forwarding to my regular one). I do NOT have an appled ID associated with that address, but it ...
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mdflagwriter using port 21?

I have a 17" mid 2010 MBP with 8GB ram. After reading up on some of the latest vulnerabilities, I did a port scan and found port 21 OPEN vs stealth for all other ports. I cannot figure out what is ...
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Can I find out if my employer is snooping on me?

I work at a large university and have a computer supplied by my employer. There is apparently some sort of remote management that the help desk can use if I call them and accept their request to log ...
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What security settings should one use with Keychain?

I'm a new to Mac and found that Keychain has gathered quite a lot of passwords so far. I'm concerned about the security of these data, and I would like what security settings would you recommend so ...
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How to create a recovery key for a crypted disk image?

FileVault 2 is computing a recovery key when I decide to activate this security mode. This recovery key is a mandatory safety belt when someone wants to use serious cryptography. Is it possible to ...
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Forgot password and only know my birthdate to reset me password

I lost my work phone (an iPhone 4S) today, and I have no idea what the password is or what the security answers are. I only know my Apple ID and and birth date. Is there any way around this so I can ...
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Enable flash player audio access in safari for a website permanently

I get this request every time I try to use the microphone on the same web page. Is there anyway to set this so it stops asking for this domain. I understand the security ramifications; however I ...
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Apps Stuck in Security & Privacy > Accessibility

I was messing around with using AppleScript for GUI manipulation so the apps I was making had to be granted access. The very first one I did showed up in Security & Privacy > Accessibility as ...
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My iPhone is protected by password, is it possible for the thief to restore factory setting?

I quickly activated lost mode in find my iPhone. I worried that the thief managed to restore factory setting before I do that. The thing is before I put lost mode, I disable the 3G dataplan following ...
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iMessage sharing and changing AppleID

My husband and I recently split up. Both our phones and both our iPads were all on his Apple ID. Would I be notified on my phone if he were checking my iMessages? I have recently created my own Apple ...
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Suppress Java warnings

I'm using a website with a Java plugin (applet I think) that prompts me everytime I use it to access the local file system. These are the two pop ups: and: I already have the site in question ...
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Detecting malware in panic reports

Is there a way to identify kernel modules that shouldn't be there out of a panic report? For example, looking at this discussion https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2778885, there it was pretty ...
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Is using 10.8 (over 10.9) a security risk?

Is 10.8 currently (as of 2014 Aug) fully supported, especially security-wise, or using it might be a security risk?
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How to always allow “[program] wants to make changes. Type your password to allow this.”

I use a program which prompts me often to "make changes" (make a system-level/root-level change). I trust this program and want to always allow it to do so. How is this done? I would expect an "always ...
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If I didn't activate my find my iPhone is it possible for the thief to reset factory settings?

I just got my iPhone stolen. I quickly turn on find my iPhone. I wonder if before I did that the thief have reset factory setting first. Is it possible? It seems that the mere act of setting my ...
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User permissions prevent me from loading the Security & Privacy settings — how do I fix this?

I can't seem to load the System Preferences > Security & Privacy settings pane. I inadvertantly changed admin settings on my machine and since then I've been unable to access my documents and ...
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Non-extractable private key in Keychain Access.app

The manual page for /usr/bin/security on OS X 10.9 indicates that there is a -x option for security import to specify that private keys are non-extractable after being imported. How is this ...
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Why doesn't Apache show up under Firewall (System Preferences » Security)?

Why doesn't Apache show up under Firewall settings, and are there other programs that aren't showing up here? (outside of those that are inclusive of "basic internet services", e.g. DHCP, Bonjour, ...
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How to securely delete individual files (documents) on the iPhone?

My understanding is that when files are deleted on a computer (and here, I am considering the iPhone a "computer"), those files are typically recoverable using forensic tools. I know there are easy ...
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Getting verify certificate errors after adding Google Account & iCloud keychain problem?

I keep getting a verify certificate error whenever I add my Google Account. The domina is an old company I used to work at and I have removed all account in reference to that account. However I get ...
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How to enforce sandbox rules for the particular app?

I wrote an sandbox specification file (inspired by files from /usr/share/sandbox and manuals like this) and now I can launch some app in sandbox with sandbox-exec $path_to_rules ...
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My iPhone got stolen and appears offline

Okay, so I lost my iPhone 4s last night and it appeared as offline immediately upon signing on to Find My iPhone. I placed it on Lost Mode right away. I got an email that my Apple ID password got ...
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iPhone acting on its own

Something weird was happening with an iPhone when we used it with a 12V output, it started to do thing (press the screen) by it self. The power setup was like this: Solar power battery 12V to 220V ...
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Using custom Certificate Authority for SSL websites with Safari on OS X 10.9.4

I have followed the directions here (http://datacenteroverlords.com/2012/03/01/creating-your-own-ssl-certificate-authority/) to create a CA and SSL certs signed by the CA for my own internal websites. ...
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How do I import a SMIME certificate and automatically set the Keychain trust?

We are deploying SMIME certificates to all clients and we need to ensure that these certificates are only trusted for email. Given that our users are "unmanaged" and off the corporate network, how ...
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Is there an actually secure VNC iOS app for use with OS X Screen Sharing?

All iOS VNC clients I have tried use regular VNC authentication. This is insecure because of the 8 character limit on the password, and so on. Some apps such as RealVNC's VNC Viewer, does have info ...
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FileVault 2 caches main password even after power off?

I had set up FileVault 2 encryption while using long&strong user password, and later changed user password to a shorter one. At first time it seemed like everything is working as I expect: OS X ...
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Prevent installation of malware, spyware… Admin password requirement

I am new in Mac world. I am the only user of my Mac with OS X 10.9.3 but sometimes other people use my computer. My purpose is to prevent installation of malware, spyware and surveillance software. ...
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How to scan a Mac for rootkits and other stealthy security hazards

I'm looking at buying a second-hand Mac, probably one that does not include an OS installation disk. How can I scan it to make sure that it has not had security threats installed on it? Is there a ...
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Why files created by Kaleidoscope App are in quarantine?

I like to use Kaleidoscope (v 2.1.0 - build 133.01 under Mac OS X 10.8.5) to compare 2¬†directories. But, when I create files by copying them from a directory to another using ...
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Can you passlock specific Apps on an iPhone? [duplicate]

I know the easiest way to secure your iPhone is by using a 4-digit-passcode to lock the entire phone. However, I was wondering if there is a way to securely passcode-protect only the Photo and Mail ...
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How can I disable a root certificate in iOS?

I want to disable all root certificates in iOS since I'll be using a proxy to access all HTTPS sites. How do I disable all root certs in iOS?
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How to add digital signature certification for PDF file from iOS application?

I am generating PDF's in my app. I want to give the best security to these pdf's generated from my app. So, i have added the default security options provided by Apple, like Owner password, allow ...
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OS X 10.9 Screen Sharing: disable file transfer

On OS X 10.7 or newer (10.8, 10.9) simply drag'n'drop files between your desktop and remote desktop to transfer the files between computers How can I disable this? I have made restricted ...
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How can I add an SMIME cert and configure iOS mail to use it?

In order to protect ourselves from NSA-style snooping, we need to start using SMIME encrypted email. Since I have over 10,000 BYOD devices to update, what is the most effective way to Deploy an ...
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how can I protect the private data on my Iphone?

what is the best way to secure data on my iphone? In my opinion I have to protect myself against the following risks: theft fault and phone must be returned I fear for the following data Logins ...
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Remove Airdrop function to do tightening of OSX

Could you tell me how to remove Airdrop function to do tightening of OSX? Looks somebody accessing my Mac via AirDrop. I would like to remove the function. Please tell me how to remove the function ...
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Putting SSH keys I've taken from Ubuntu

I came over to Mac from Ubuntu. I've saved all SSH files I had in the .ssh folder in Ubuntu. There are three files id_rsa id_rsa.pub known_hosts Is it possible to reuse these files in Mac? If so, ...
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CrashPlan requests network connection on startup

Since upgrading to Mavericks, CrashPlan requests incoming network connections each time my MBP is restarted. I always click "Allow" and I've ensured that my firewall settings allow it, but I still get ...
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Using different passwords for usual login and for admin-requiring actions

I use Mac OS X 10.9.3. Background: I log into my profile very frequently (e.g. after closing lid) and often do it in public. Someone definetely should be able to see it, and no matter if I make it ...
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How can I tell which SSL ciphersuite Safari is using?

Qualsys tells me that current versions of Safari on OS X don't support AES-GCM for the SSL/TLS cipher algorithm. I'd like to verify this by observing which cipher suite is selected when visiting my ...
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Apple support, mac with unencrypted drive

Because of an incident happened a few days ago, I'll have to bring my MacBook Pro to an Apple Store to get it repaired. Problem: Even though automatic logins are disabled, and to access the computer ...
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Java Certificate Issues

Overview We are building a JAVA Application that communicates data over secure HTTPS lines. Problem When we run our application from Eclipse/Terminal, via the command "java -jar ...
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Encfs volume randomly unmounts

I have an encfs volume that used to be mounted continuously without any issues. Some months ago, the volume started occasionally become unmounted - even if there were open files on it! This ...
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Apple Push Notification Service: misbehaviour

On a new test iMac (running Mavericks 10.9.2) I discovered 2 repeated errors related to apsd (Apple Push Notification Service daemon). Repeated failing connections A netstat command displays a huge ...
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iOS Passcode not needed after Chrome crashed and phone rebooted

I believe I just found a iOS security flaw. I was using Google Chrome on a iPhone 4S, surfing the net for about an hour, when suddenly Chrome crashed. I held the home button and the standby/on button ...
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How to use the iPad wordpress app when blog runs iThemes Security

This was closed as off-topic on the Wordpress SE site, so I'm hoping it fits better here, since it's specific to using an iOS app. I'm using iThemes Security on my site, so I have a "secret word" ...