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Hibernation mode shows incorrect value?

I'm trying to follow the steps in this article to make it so the contents of my memory aren't written to disk every time the computer goes to sleep. I'm having trouble in the "Check the current ...
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Is data transmitted over 3G secure?

When data is transferred from my iPhone via 3G, is it encrypted, or is it relatively simple for a hacker to read the data that's transferred to AT&T's cell tower? What about after it reaches the ...
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Is there any good web resource that discusses about iPad security? [closed]

I am trying to collect the key security concerns (and possible solution) surrounding iPad app development? Is there a good web resource that discusses these iPad concerns, solutions, best practices?
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How to securely erase an SSD drive?

I'm pretty new to SSD technology, so I don't know how it compares to hard drives when it comes to securely erasing the drive. Is it enough to run Disk Utility and erase the drive with the option ...
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Can spyware affect the iPad?

I tried to login to my gmail, hotmail, and facebook accounts today. I could not login to those three because they said that my password is incorrect. So I tried to think what I did yesterday. I only ...
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Preparing my MacBook Pro in case it is ever stolen

How might I best prepare my MacBook Pro in case it is ever stolen? I hardened my security by flipping on FileVault (home directory encryption) and enabling the password prompt after waking from sleep ...
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Is there a way to access the TOR network on iOS devices?

What are my options for using TOR on an iPod Touch, either using something similar to the VPN settings, or through dedicated apps for browsing/email/RSS ?
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Can the built-in OS X “Location” feature auto select locations based on wireless networks?

My home network is very secure, but my school's wireless network is open, which makes it vulnerable to wireless sniffing (e.g. with Firesheep). I just discovered the Location feature and I think it's ...
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How secure is it to allow Safari to remember passwords on my iPhone?

What key does it use to encrypt the stored passwords? If it uses the phone's unlock code, what key does it use for phones that don't have one set up? If someone had access to the hard drive contents ...
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What are my options for full system (or at least home directory) encryption?

I own a MacBook Pro, which is obviously a Laptop, so I want to protect myself in case it ever gets stolen. On Windows I can use TrueCrypt to do a full system encryption, but would that also be a ...
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How to make new certificate recognised?

We have a large number of Mac Minis that are running a piece of software that we have developed and have been distributed to various clients. We recently updated our code signing certificate as the ...
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How secure is Mac OS X's security?

My friend's MacBook Pro was recently stolen. Fortunately, it was protected with a password. How secure is the built-in protection ? Can thieves access the data on the hard drive, and at what ...
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Set up a password policy that has a maximum failed login attempts and a reset after a certain period of time

I tried using pwpolicy to set this up. I was able to set up maxFailedLoginAttempts, but setting minutesUntilFailedLoginReset doesn't seem to do anything. When I query pwpolicy using: pwpolicy -n ...
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What is the best option to protect our Laptop?

Because any MacBook Pro in a table can be easily pick up by thieves, and we do have always our current work there (though all backed up, by Dropbox or external HD), my question is Should we ...
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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 ...
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Is it generally advisable to get anti-virus software for Mac OS X?

Is it worth to buy an anti-virus software for Mac OS X? I heard both opinions like "it's not possible to get a virus on Mac OS X" and "Mac OS X is also vulnerable against virus... " Which is true? ...
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Is there a quick way to lock my Mac?

On Windows you can hit the keys Windows+L to lock your computer if you step away. I don't want to have to remember if sleep currently asks for a password, if there is a time out where my screen isn't ...
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Unscrupulous apps on iTunes — bank account hacked by iTunes merchant? [closed]

I recently had $500 stolen from my bank account via the iTunes store. I am not certain whether the charges are directly from Apple or via some other company whose iPhone app has somehow circumvented ...
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Is there a way to block images from untrusted senders on the iPhone?

I got a spam message on the iPhone and I accidentally opened it. It loaded an image and now I guess the spammer knows this is a valid address since they are sending more spam. I'd like to prevent ...