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3answers
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Software recommendations for locking down a OS X based school computer lab

I am installing a computer lab with 25 brand new iMacs. I would like to secure the machines to prevent students from tampering with them. Some of the things I'd like to prevent including making ...
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0answers
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Block external storage for a user account

I am doing a proposal for new network where the Macs will be networked, OS X Mavericks + server app Is there any solution to disable external storage USB/Thunderbolt/Firewire/CD/ Bluetooth? ...
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How To Securely Erase Free Space Using Terminal?

A friend told me that when you delete a file on your Mac in the normal way it actually stays where it is, but it is just no longer usable by your Mac. The addition of more files to your Mac causes ...
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1answer
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Is there a detailed activity log on Mac OS X that lists my recent commands and actions?

How can I see what I just did on my computer? For example, an activity log showing that I copied a file from here to there?
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1answer
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Require Admin level to mount removable media or network attached storage device

Is there a way to require Admin level privileges on a MacBook in order to mount any type of removable media or network attached storage device?
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10answers
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Can I trust Apple Store's employees with my laptop?

This might be a bizarre but crucial question, can I fully trust leaving my laptop in repairs (Genius Bar) while they have full access to it ? I recently went to the genius bar to get my display ...
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How to not allow other people to access your mac?

i've been noticing strange things since I moved in my apartment. One time or another I can see airplay icon that appears out of no where, I'm concerned that someone might get access to my mac, is ...
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2answers
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Does Remote Wipe securely wipe the contents of the drive?

With all the ruckus surrounding the Mat Honan debacle, I'm curious: When you remotely wipe a Mac, is it a secure wipe or does it just lock down the machine with a code? From the Wired article: ...
2
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1answer
720 views

TPM chip on iPhone

Do Apple devices ship with a TPM chip? My Mac doesn't have a TPM chip, but does an iPhone have of a TPM chip or how do I determine if the iPhone has a TPM chip or not? On my Mac, I use this command to ...
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2answers
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How do I get iTunes to take my security update info?

Recently, when attempting to make a purchase (or free download) on the App Store iTunes was requesting I update my security info. This is not the 3 digit code on my credit card, but the 3 security ...
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4answers
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How can I get the exact URLs/requests that a program is trying to connect to?

I currently use Little Snitch to control network traffic on my Macbook Pro, and see what my apps are connecting to. Unfortunately, Little Snitch only shows you the hostname that an app is connecting ...
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2answers
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How can I run a script on a Mac before Airport starts?

I wrote a small shell script to spoof my wireless interface mac address. I'd like to run this script on my mac (snow leopard) before the airport utility starts and attempts to connect to an access ...
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How to disable single-user boot (command S)

By default, Macs are extremely insecure if somebody can get physical access, as they can simply shut it down, press the power button, hold command-S, and there, they get root access in 5 seconds. Is ...
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Problems with Apple's Security Update 2011-005 (Lion)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why folders keep shifting their positions? Today I downloaded Apple Security Update 2011-005 for Lion (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1447). However, I got some issues ...
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1answer
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How can I disable Mac OS Lion asking if I really want to open a downloaded file?

I already tried this: cd ~/Downloads find . -print0 | xargs -0 xattr -d com.apple.quarantine But it doesn't seem to work under Mac OS X 10.7 (aka. Lion) anymore: xattr: ./cabin/Cabin-Bold.otf: No ...
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1answer
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Security problem if Mac Os X file sharing permissions for “everybody” is set to read-only?

What does "everybody" exactly mean in File Sharing in the Sharing Preference Pane in Mac Os X. Sounds as if everybody in the local network could read my files without authentication if its set to ...
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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 ...