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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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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 ...
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NoScript for Safari

I find myself drifting away from Firefox to Safari, but the lack of NoScript is making me a little uneasy. Is there an equivalent plugin for Safari?
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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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Is password to make purchase from App store on iPad and iPhone encrypted?

Is it safe to purchase apps when connected to an unsecured Wifi network (like Starbucks)? Can your password be seen?
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Does an iOS app have the ability to set iOS Safari cookies?

My specific interest is in the context of the Facebook for iOS app, but it can be asked of an iOS app really. Given all the recent changes to Facebook and the way that Facebook cookies are not ...
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Create a WPA hotspot

I would like to share my wired connexion by Wifi. As you may know, Mac OS Internet Sharing option doesn't support more than WEP security protocol. In other words, it's creating a nearly opened ...
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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 ...
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Protect each user account in Lion?

I have enabled File Vault in Lion on a shared computer with several user accounts. Is it possible to encrypt each user home directory such that other users cannot access their data? As it stands, I ...
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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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Why does OS X warn me before running an app downloaded from the Internet?

I'm always hearing that there is practically no malware threat in Mac OS: clearly claims that there is no Mac malware are exaggerated, but the received wisdom is that they are a negligible threat and ...
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How do I disable quarantine on Lion?

I've been tearing my hair out trying to get rid of the quarantine "Do you want to open this?" warning because I don't like it. The well documented way (defaults write com.apple.LaunchServices ...
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How do I un-trust or remove blacklisted root CAs from mobile Safari on my iPhone or iPad?

The DigiNotar root CA has been compromised and has been blacklisted by Mozilla and Chrome. I've already un-trusted their root CA in Keychain on my OS X devices, but how can I do something similar on ...
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How do I create a passwordless keychain?

Just what the title says - how can I create passwordless keychain on OS X? Using 10.7.1 OS X
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Can websites be locked down on the iPad?

In our network, we use NetMotion to lock down laptops in the field so they can only access what we allow them to access (no ESPN, news, Google) in the truck. As we look at iPad 3Gs (and similar ...
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Looking for advice setting up a new Mac Mini with Lion Server

I am setting up a new Mac Mini server which will serve as a web server (with Apache and MySQL) as well as some other pieces of functionality. I have seen little on securing OS X for such a scenario ...
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Is is possible to prevent OS X firmware password removal?

The title pretty much says it all. I have set a firmware password on my MacBook Pro just to make things a bit harder in case of theft. Still, by pulling the RAM and resetting the PRAM, it would be ...
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iPhone SHSH for go back to 3.1.3

I have a iPhone 3GS with iOS 3.1.3 in my job. I have to update it to 4.1 and after I need to go back to 3.1.3. We have only this iPhone with it, so if I do something wrong, I will never can go back. ...
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Can FileVault show the login window as 'name and password', not 'list of users'?

Normally, Mac OS X lets you choose to show the login screen as a list of users (you click to enter the password), or two text fields (you enter the username and password): But, I use FileVault 2. ...
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Is Apple's Screen Sharing tool secure?

I've been using Apple's screen sharing tool to connect from a client to an Xserve for a while and it's just occurred to me that doing so might be quite a bad idea! I know VNC is inherently insecure ...
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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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Will FileVault 2 wear out my SSD faster?

I'm considering using FileVault 2 when I upgrade to Lion. Though my understanding of it is weak, it seems as though it shouldn't really increase the number of reads or writes per disk operation ...
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Ideas for securing a MacBook Air?

I am in the market for a new laptop and have my eye on the new MacBook Air (13" model). It's perfect in every way, except one. Unlike the white MacBook (RIP) and MacBook Pros, the Air lacks a ...
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How can I get OS X to challenge me for password after sleep?

I'm running version 10.6.8. Where do I go to enable password challenge after sleep?
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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 log screen sharing access on OS X?

I've got my firewall on (the OS X firewall) and I've got a lot of attempts on screen sharing. Allow AppleVNCServer connecting from 93.78.170.237:2223 uid = 0 proto=6 I want to log successful ...
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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?
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What services/apps can cause my iPod to be remotely wiped?

I've learned that simply by adding an Exchange-based email account to my iPod's Mail app, I am implicitly allowing the administrator of the email system to remotely wipe all data from my iPod -- even ...
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Natively written packet sniffer / inspector for OS X

I am looking for a packet sniffer / inspector which runs natively on OS X (Cocoa) and not with some sort of compatibility layer like X. Ideally I am looking for an application with the following ...
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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 ...
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How can I encrypt photos on an iPhone 3GS/4?

How can I encrypt photo files on my iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 with a password and without any quality loss? Is there an app for that?
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Internet Sharing supports WEP but not WPA?

I am trying to make a WiFi hotspot through my MacBook. It has Snow Leopard 10.6.7 on it. The thing is that when I go to sharing and then configure internet sharing, it only gives the choice of using ...
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Untick the 'Open Safe Files' preference in Safari with Terminal

After all the fuss over Mac Defender, I thought it might be a good idea to disable the open safe files option in safari for the users in our network. I'd like to do this with the 'Send Unix Command' ...
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Hard wired link between webcam and led indicator?

In light of stories about stories about secret monitoring over laptop webcams (such as this one or this one), I wonder about the reliability of the green LED next to the camera that indicates that ...
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is it safe to key in your password in an iphone?

I've got 2 questions regarding password security and IPhone If say I access the internet and key in my gmail password. Exactly how "safe" is this action? What about if i install an app and key in my ...
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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 ...
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How to prevent resetting a login password in single user mode or from a recovery partition?

There are a few ways to reset the login password of an OS X user account: Starting up in single user mode, running mount -uw /, launchctl load ...
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Is there a way to verify the URL of a page loaded in a browser window inside an iPhone app?

Specifically, I'm trying to make a purchase inside a certain iPhone app using Paypal. Instead of the app opening for me a paypal url in the Safari, it seems to be loading the paypal url in a browser ...
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How can I restrict only iPad to be connectable to USB port of Mac?

I would like to allow iPads to be connected to Mac for provisioning of applications on the devices, but would also like to prohibit any other device from being connected to USB port for security ...
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What certificates and/or files are needed to bypass iOS's passcode lock?

Some forensic tools like Lantern 2.0 allow the use of a passcode bypass file to get around the passcode lock on iOS 4.2 and later. This means that if someone has your device they can get around the ...
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How to make items copied into a folder respect its permissions?

I shared a folder of pictures on my OSX 10.6 MacBook with my wife, who accesses it from her 10.5 MacBook. I created an account for her and gave her read/write permissions on the folder (via the Get ...
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Is there a good way to distribute WPA2 keys within the 'enterprise'

Due to this whole cloud thing, we've started to end up with more and more macs within our enterprise network. And, like most enterprises, we've got an internal wireless network that we'd rather not ...
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Why is SSH forwarding happening even with port forwarding disabled?

I am using an Aiport Extreme as my wireless router, and it has port forwarding set up but disabled for SSH: However, I keep seeing instances of ssh login attempts from outside -- someone is trying ...
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Is it safe to provide your raw system profile to software vendors for tech support?

I have a very expensive piece of software that began crashing after a recent system update, which presumably broke something. Unfortunately, the system logs the app throws aren't detailed enough for ...
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How to make specifics apps password protected even after passcode in iPhone?

I have passcode on iphone but sometimes i need to give my iphone to other to make calls. I want to make specific things password protected, things like mail, sms, contacts and some games. Is it ...
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Encrypting/protecting Time Machine backup drive?

How do you guys secure/protect your Time Machine backup drive? Even though it's an external drive, it's still susceptible to physical theft though. What do you guys do for precautions?
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Simplest way to audit and monitor my home network and deal with intruders (while leaving it all open)

Please don't give me a suggestion that you haven't tried and approved yourself. Also please feel free so skip and not read anything below. I trust the title is already summing up pretty good. What ...
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Login Window not blacking out my screen?

I use hot corners to lock my screen. Sometimes, my login window appears but the screen behind it does not turn black. My desktop stays visible, but behind the Login window. Why is this? Is there ...
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Is it safe to enter your credentials on eBuddy for iPhone?

I'm hesitant in using it, as it asks for all your passwords for your messaging programs. What is their privacy policy? Has anyone ever had problems with it?
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Simple encryption software for the Mac

I am looking for an application which would allow me to encrypt either a file or a folder. Something like right click on a file/folder, select Encrypt, give it a password and ready. Of course, it ...