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What happens after a stolen Mac was remotely wiped?

A Macbook Air was stolen from us last month and we immediately activated "Find my Mac" and a few minutes later we requested it to be wiped (through iCloud). Today, 1 month later, we received an email ...
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A Macbook was stolen and returned: How can I detect the changes that were made on the OS?

My Macbook Pro running OS X Yosemite and a Windows 7 Bootcamp was stolen a month ago when I left it sitting in Frankfurt airport. I had used FindMyiPhone to add a lock and wipe it but it never came ...
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Mitigating exposure to DYLD_ exploit in Yosemite

In all current versions of 10.10 (up to and including 10.10.4), there is a rather nasty security hole which allows any process to create files owned by root anywhere on the file system. One example ...
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Can I use our SSL certificate for digital mail signatures?

We have a GoDaddy SSL Certificate that we use on our OS X Server for securing some web sites and the Mail Service running on it. Our company website FQDN is one of the 5 named on that certificate but ...
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How do i know if install isn't malicious

I just got my first osx device (a late 2012 mac mini), the last owner said he did a fresh install of yosemite. Is there a way to check that he didn't install any mallware/spyware?
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Guest Account as Thief Trap in case of losing MacBook

One week ago my MBPro has been stolen, and unfortunately no "Where's My Mac" like's helped. My idea for securing my next MacBook is to create Password-free/guest-like account in case of another bad ...
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Empty Firmware Password?

I was wanting to reveal the EFI password on my Mac using this in the Terminal: sudo nvram security-password but instead of outputting hex data, it gives me this: nvram: Error getting variable - ...
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Keychain Issue - Yosemite

Apologies for the vague title - I couldn't really think of any other way to sum up my problem. I've been trying all day to work my own way around this issue but I've ultimately hit a brick wall so ...
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“Delete references & files” with keychain using security delete-keychain

I have a script that uses a keychain to store various privates keys and certificates into a certain keychain (different from login and System). I'd like to enable it to purge all the content of its ...
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Is CUPS (Common Unix Printing Service) a security issue?

Is this service, using port 631 being open create any security risks ? And by this I mean a way for hackers to somehow compromise a system by injecting some type of code to elicit a connection or ...
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Earphone security risk

Can plugging public earphones in our iPhone 5's audio jack pose any security risk? Can our data (pictures, videos) be accessed? How often one can try a unknown earphone into iPhone 5c's audio jack in ...
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Mac mini 2007 (Core 2 Duo) with OS X Lion - better OS options?

I have a Mac mini 2007 (Core 2 Duo) running OS X Lion 10.7.5. It has a 32 bit EFI and does not officially support any newer version of OS X. After a long time, I'm now concerned about not having ...
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I see this answer a lot about securing a Jailbroken device, but can't find any answers on how to do it

I see this answer around a lot. But where is the links or information on how to do it? Every time I Google it in sections, it takes me to the same general answer(s). "secure a jailbroken phone by ...
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How to prevent storing the WiFi password on the recovery partition?

I always wondered how my Mac could connect to the internet when the recovery partition is booted and my main system partition is locked (filevault2). Some googling revealed today (e.g. here, here, ...
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Stuck without icloud password. No security qestions no rescue email [duplicate]

Ok so i have a iphone 5s and i bought a new sim for it and it didnt work so i restored it by putting it in recovery mode coz i forgot my password and coudnt turn find my iphone of. after i restored it ...
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iCloud login issue [closed]

I have lost my @me.com password and answer to 2nd security question. I have tried many ways but all suggestions ends at verify via email which I have lost password to access and 2nd is answer the ...
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Where does OS X get defaults from in Guest User Web access Parental Controls?

I did not put these here, I don't know where they came from. WHOIS by IP seems to indicate they are from Amsterdam? (149.154.175.50 copy-pastable for anyone who wants to check)
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Missing Items From KeyChain Dumps

I'm using the process outlined here to export my OS X keychain items to .csv files. After getting many blank .csv files, I adapted the script using this guy's suggestion. After making this change, ...
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How to allow only a specific user to access over network?

I'm trying to make a simple file server using the file sharing feature of OS X Mavericks. Is it possible to allow only a "sharing only" user to access the computer over the network, so that one ...
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How can I upgrade Mac OS without the administrator password?

I recently received an old iMac secondhand. I have no way to reach the original owner. I am trying to upgrade the OS software, but the prompts demand the administrator's name (which is auto-filled) ...
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What information is accessible through iCloud? Can the administrator on my home PC access these files?

Recently my texts were accessed somehow and I'm not exactly sure how this person did it. We share the same PC at home but have separate user accounts with passwords on them. My iCloud and iTunes also ...
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Find My iPhone login records

Is there a log of the times we enter iCloud? Like the timestamp of when we login to our iCloud to use Find My iPhone?
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How to prevent AutoOpen feature for apps

Several vendors provide their drivers with AutoOpen feature: image file contains single application SomeApp usually installs drivers or connection manager. I've discovered how it works: Mac OS X ...
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Messages bug on iOS 8.2, how to clean or restore Messages or iOS?

I have a serious security bug on iOS 8.2 I am able to reproduce. This bug is well known and within Messages. When I start Messages the application displays a white screen for a few seconds and exit ...
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What is the worst thing that will happen if I do not update iTunes to its latest version?

Okay, I like iTunes, and it is a wonderful software. I run it on Windows, unfortunately sometimes when I do update to minor version updates, the whole windows panel of iTunes becomes unresponsive and ...
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No secure ad-hoc network with Yosemite?

iMac (late 2009) OSX 10.10.3 iPads (a 1 and a 2) iOS 8.? I am a retired IT engineer playing at being a DJ/VJ. That means I'm often in a room with lots of folks with cells and iPads. Before ...
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App Name not Displayed Correctly

I've created an AppleScript, saved it as an app and run it by launchd. For an undetermined reason, the app's name in Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy is displayed with a long string of ...
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Which Applications are accessing the microphone in OS X?

I want to list the application names / process ids that are accessing any microphone / sound input device. This would be great if it were a Terminal command (like lsof) but even an application would ...
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How to prevent Safari saved passwords being seen with Mac password?

In Safari on OS X via Safari/Preferences/Passwords/ it is possible to view all saved passwords in plain text by entering the Mac password. I want to use a different password. Is this possible? I ...
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Identifying which admin changed another admin's privileges

Have a bit of a people issue and one user who has admin has changed another's privileges from admin to standard. This is a university setting, but the student association not the university's ...
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Killing discoveryd process affected by malware [closed]

There was a malware attack on my system. It has affected the discoveryd process. I do a grep to find the process id for related discoveryd processes. I get the following - _mdnsresponder 6115 ...
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How to prevent keychain passwords being seen with iPhone passcode?

Via Settings/Safari/Saved Passwords/ it is possible to view all saved passwords by simply entering the 4 digit passcode on ones iPhone. Is it possible to still be able to use Keychain passwords and ...
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OS X Server safely facing WAN and LAN?

Our OS X Server serves our company DNS, web and mail with an external IP address to the Internet. It currently does not have a local address on the LAN and thus cannot be used e.g. for software update ...
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OS X lets me run softwareupdate command without sudo: is this normal?

I am able to run and install updates with the softwareupdate command without prefixing sudo. Is this normal, can anybody else do this on there system? The man page states that admin privileges are ...
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Will 'Find My Mac' work after my Macbook Pro has been locked due to failed login attempts?

My late 2013 Macbook Pro was stolen a week ago and I've been tracking it with 'Find My Mac'. The thief would turn the laptop on for a few minutes at a time in the evenings and probably try a few ...
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Get alerted whenever someone uses your Mac?

I have a dedicated Mac Mini in a colocation that I access via Remote Desktop. I trust the colocation provider, but I don't trust my password is secure enough. Without resorting to a more secure ...
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sudo asking for password even though user doesn't have a password set

I have a computer that doesn't not require a password. I'd like this to continue into sudo, but unfortunately it doesn't recognise a user not having a password. According to Apple the sudo command ...
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FileVault 2 Encrypted drive was reformatted by thief then returned. Is the original encrypted data salvageable?

I had a Macbook Air Yosemite which was FileVault 2 encrypted. The laptop was stolen from me. The thief was able to reinstall OS X and some apps (was bringing it to market for sale). The laptop was ...
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Cable lock with Mac Mini

How do I use a cable lock with my Mac Mini? It doesn't appear to have any mounts for the typical cable lock. Do I have to get an enclosure and secure that to the desk?
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Does the Apple Watch really identify “you”?

In several places in the iOS Apple Watch settings app, important functionality depends on "you" wearing the watch. Critically under the settings for unlocking the watch without requiring a passcode ...
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Screen saver no longer asks for a password

I'm using a MacBook Air 13" mid 2012 with Yosemite 10.10.3, it rebooted itself this morning without a reason and since then the screen saver is no longer asking for a password on unlock. This is a ...
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How to dump the content of keychain from the shell?

I'm testing the following command-line in the Terminal: sudo security dump-keychain -d login.keychain which I'd like to use to save all my passwords into a file. However when I run it, it keep ...
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How do you control the security of Firefox browser in Yosemite to run educational Java app?

I am trying to run the following Java applet in the following web page: http://artint.info/demos/rl/q.html However, Firefox is blocking it due to a security issue. Not sure if it's an Apple issue ...
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MAC Filtering in Internet Sharing

How can I enable MAC Filtering on my MAC OSX 10.9.4? I tried adding <key>allow</key> <array> <string>0:17:43:a3:2d:45</string> </array> to my /etc/bootpd.plist, ...
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How reliable and trustworthy are the Objective-See Security tools (KnockKnock (UI), Dynamic Hijack Scanner and BlockBlock)?

DHS found an issue Is this a false positive? Anybody else with the same message? I installed BlockBlock. What do you think about it? Do you trust those Security tools? BlockBlock (beta) ...
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How to create a password protected ad-hoc network on Yosemite

I just tried to create an ad-hoc network on OS X Yosemite and noticed there are no password options. Are they hidden? If so, is there any way to enable them? Is Terminal an option? Is it possible to ...
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Can your information security be compromised by opening attachments in Gmail in iOS?

I know people can put virus or other dangerous programs in email attachments and send them to you, but is that just for the computer world and not tablets? I mean, if you get such an email to your ...
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How to manage the output power of WiFi network built with Internet Sharing?

I'm asking myself what is the level of radiofrequencies which are passing through me and my neighbourgs. I discovered that my Wi-Fi network is entering the appartments one floor above mine, one floor ...
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“The L2TP-VPN server did not respond” on OS X Yosemite

I have a problem with VPN connection on OS X Yosemite I imported certificates, set them "Always trust" policy and created connection (I set User authentication: Password, Machine authentication: ...
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OSX firewall blocking torrents outside of VPN

I've seen plenty of tutorials for this around for Windows but I'm wanting to do it on OSX Yosemite. Is it possible to configure the firewall such that torrent traffic will only ever be permitted when ...