2
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1answer
107 views

Block an application's read/write access to a specific file in OS X?

The premise is this: I have an app which has been set in its code to only run on OS X versions 10.4 to 10.9.2. (When I try to install it, it gives a message "This version of ____ is for Mac OS X 10.4 ...
2
votes
1answer
201 views

codesign reports invalid Info.plist on an app dl'ed from the internet. Has the app been possibly compromised?

I downloaded an app from github (mac2imgur), and it refused to run. $ codesign -vv mac2imgur.app mac2imgur.app: invalid Info.plist (plist or signature have been modified) In architecture: x86_64 It ...
4
votes
1answer
92 views

Unexpected app “Admin Alert” running on my machine

All of a sudden I noticed an application called "Admin Alert" in my dock. This is a work computer, I'm wondering if this is some sort of "spyware" that our lovely IT department has installed on my ...
1
vote
2answers
588 views

How can I ensure only “whitelisted” applications run on OS X

There is a security technique called whitelisting (available in Windows 7) that ensures that only specific applications and processes will run. This is different from email whitelisting and only ...
4
votes
4answers
291 views

Is there a way to limit how frequently you can start an application?

On my phone, I'm am enjoying a new tweak called MailStop which sole purpose is to limit my reflex of checking my mail far too often. I have set it to not allow me to start the Mail app for five hours ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

How can I better understand iCloud security for 1Password data?

My understanding is iCloud uses server-side encryption of customer data. I am no expert but what about the data e.g. of an app like 1Password which can syncs very sensitive user data to many devices ...
1
vote
1answer
200 views

Steganographic key ring

I am using a key ring app on my iPhone and would like to see an improved or alternative version that makes additional use of security through obscurity in general, and steganography in particular. ...
1
vote
3answers
3k views

Locking down all apps except the phone/call app on the iPhone 4 running iOS6?

Is there a way to lock out all apps except just the phone app in order to make calls? I understand "Guided Access" isolates you to a particular app and not let you move out. This works fine but is ...
0
votes
0answers
138 views

Calendar, addressbook access by an app and the data use policy questions

When an iOS app seeks permission to access my addressbook or calendar, what is it that they can do with my data? I am thinking of these things. Do they transfer the data from my device to their own ...
1
vote
1answer
327 views

How I do permanently authorize an app on my mac?

I use Clean My Mac to periodically clean out old log files and caches. Right before the clean, it asks me permission and I have to enter my password to authenticate. Is there any way I can authorize ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

Checking apps for a “GateKeeper” Developer ID?

Is there any way for a Mac user currently running Snow Leopard or Lion to check, maybe from the Terminal command-line, whether some application downloaded from the net was digitally signed with an ...
1
vote
1answer
414 views

How to disable certain Apps & access to PIM data on iOS

Anybody can describe how to disable certain apps on iOS and disable access to PIM (calendar, contacts, reminders, email) data? I've looked at the Restrictions feature and find that it limits access to ...
6
votes
4answers
235 views

How to know if I can rely on an app to keep my password?

How can I know if an app of an unknown author (like gTasks) is reliable for me to give my mail password to use it?
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votes
1answer
441 views

What makes the iPhone video encryption so tough?

It seems that there isn't a single iPhone app that does video encryption. There are a lot of "privacy" apps that "protect" videos and photos with a password and without encryption and there are some ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

Password protect removal of apps on iOS

I have had instances of people deleting my applications (purposedly or unpurposedly) and it's a real annoyance to get them back, plus you lose all of your data. Is there a way to password protect the ...
0
votes
4answers
512 views

Is there a way to block access to my e-mail in my iPod Touch, so I can lend it?

I would like to lend my iPod Touch 4 sometimes, but I would like to block access to my e-mails (as well as Facebook), is there a way?
28
votes
6answers
75k views

How can I open a .pkg file manually?

Some applications come in .pkg files, and ask for you administrator password, even if all they do is copy the binary to /Applications. I like to have my applications in ~/Applications, and I do not ...
14
votes
10answers
29k views

Is there a way to password protect individual apps?

Is it possible to password protect a specific Mac application? For example, I am interested in protecting Mail because even if you cannot retrieve new emails, you still can read all the already ...
2
votes
3answers
195 views

Is there a way to test my iPhone for any potential rogue apps

Is there is a way I can test my iPhone for any potential rogue apps that someone may have installed on it? I have been working on some nondisclosure type work lately, and it appears that information ...
5
votes
2answers
847 views

Safe to post iOS crash logs in public?

One of the iOS apps I use has been crashing a lot more than usual lately, so I'm posting about it on their forum. I've got a bunch of crash logs. Is it safe to post iOS crash logs in a public place? ...
13
votes
3answers
10k views

Is there a tool I can use to securely wipe data from iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch?

Is there a tool or application that will securely wipe an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad (i.e. any iOS device?) I'm not interested in a complete wipe that would brick the device. Rather, I'd want to ...