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How do I force my MacBook Air into “hibernation” mode?

I have a MacBookAir3,2 (late 2010) running 10.9.3. I want to be able to force the machine to immediately go into "hibernation" mode, but it seems impossible. The usual answer that I have seen is ...
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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 ...
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Way to bypass USB lockdown from the ProfileManager via command line?

As I manage a few MacBooks in a company we enforce security policies by Profile Manager. One of those policies is blocking USB ports. We have a group of people that we allow to use USB. It works well, ...
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How do you remove SSL certificate exceptions on iOS?

When connecting to a URL via HTTPS and the SSL certificate doesn't match (such as at a paid Wi-Fi hotspot), iOS shows a dialog asking whether the certificate should be accepted. If you accept the ...
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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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If I bought someone's Macbook, can he spy on me?

What if someone sold me his Macbook he doesn't need anymore? When I remove old home profile and reinstall OS via Cmd+R (btw, would I need sudo pass for that?), after that would previous owner be able ...
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Safari adds links on any page

I had strange issue with Safari on Macbook today. It add on any pages I had visited links to other sites. It looks like an advertising. For example, if I had the page with next text: ".... answers ...
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Founded iPhone. need help! [closed]

A friend of mine found a iPhone 5 and it was on lost mode, then he restored the phone through iTunes. Does Find My iPhone still works, and how do you bypass the activation lock? Should he jailbreak ...
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Do firewall tools exist for OS X Mavericks for preventing brute force attacks?

Here's the deal: Over the last few weeks, I've noticed a large number of authentication failures for both the sshd service and the screensharingd service on my Mac OS X Mavericks server (running ...
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Does the coupons.com printing uninstaller leave anything behind?

A family member installed the coupons.com printing software on my Mac. Googling around tells me that the uninstaller doesn't fully remove elements of the installation from the Windows version. I ...
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Password managers for iOS

With the whole Heartbleed mess, I figured it was about time to start using a password manager. After doing some research, here is the list of things that I want and don't want in this kind of ...
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Why is the CAcert root certificate not trusted on iOS devices?

I distinctly remember that when I bought my first iPhone and iPad a couple of years back, I was able to install the CAcert root certificate on those devices and iOS would trust the certificate. These ...
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How to upgrade OpenSSL in OS X?

Today the heartbleed OpenSSL exploit was announced in the wild, which allows an attacker to surreptitiously detect and steal private server keys (allowing them to MitM and decrypt your encrypted data ...
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If my iPhone 4 has spyware on it will encrypting my sms messages with an encryption app keep them private?

I am currently dealing with a stalking situation and my iPhone 4 is being monitored. The person knows all my phone info like meid, imei, phone number etc… Also I believe my phone has spy software on ...
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Is there a PGP/GPG Plugin for TextWrangler?

Is there a PGP/GPG plugin for TextWrangler? If so, what is it called and how do I go about downloading and installing it?
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Will Find My iPhone work if I cancel service from Sprint?

My iPhone 5S was lost / stolen this weekend. I was able to track it to a location in Brooklyn NY, unfortunately in a set of connected brick apartment buildings. The find my iPhone app isn't quite ...
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Printer can write into laptop folder

Well that was surprising. And a little alarming. I got a new multifunction printer, a Canon MG7120. It is connected wirelessly to my home local area network. I installed the latest drivers from ...
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Facetime Applescript Edit

Does anyone know a quick way that I could modify the following script (from CornDoggyRob) to automatically maximize the incoming call window and to adjust the orientation? I would love to try this ...
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Updates: Mavericks 10.9.2 + Critical Security Update → no reboot

Update On an iMac running Mavericks 10.9.0, I just selected within App Store the 2 last OS updates: Critical Security Update (version 1.0) OS X Update Combined (version 10.9.2) These 2 updates ...
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I have a service listening on a port, how do I open the port externally?

I have a service that is listening on a tcp port, and it is listed with this command: >netstat -atp tcp | grep -i "listen" tcp4 0 0 192.168.2.5.8070 *.* LISTEN ...
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“Failed to validate certificate” error while launching web based Java application

I am trying to launch a web based java application on OSX 10.9.2 (Macbook Pro Retina late 2013). The first time when I tried to open the .jnlp file it prompted me to install Java RE even though I have ...
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Is the message “You must change your passcode within 60 minutes” valid / non-malware?

A few minutes ago, after unlocking my phone (iPhone 4, iOS 7.0.1) I got a dialog over the home screen: Passcode Requirement You must change your passcode within 60 minutes and it offered to ...
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FileVault1 with no master password but root+user password

On my mac I activated FileVault1 about 4-5years ago. Unluckily i forgot the password as i never used it =( I know root + user password to log in and do all the stuff (also as root in the console). As ...
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How do I enable A5/3 cellular encryption on an iPhone or iPad?

I want to only connect to A5/3 networks to prevent MITM attacks on my cellular data. I'm not concerned if the attacker is the mobile operator themselves.. (assuming that mobile operator can't be ...
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Disabling Java plug-in globally?

After following the instructions in this answer (briefly: Java prefs pane → Security → disable "Enable Java content in the browser") to disable the Java plug-in globally, I'm presented with an admin ...
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Is iTunes for Windows affected by the code responsible for the goto fail vulnerability?

I've been reading about the infamous "goto fail" security bug in iOS 6 and OS X 10.9, but I haven't read anything about whether other Apple software, like for example iTunes for Windows, is affected. ...
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Preventing access to mounted volumes for non-admin users

I have some volumes with sensitive data mounted in my main, admin account. I'd like to give some other users access to the same computer using a "standard" user account. Such a standard account seems ...
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File Access over https safe

I have a mac mini server at home that has a USB 3.0 storage device attached where I store all my files. Anything from iTunes, iPhoto, documents, etc. I want to know how safe it is by creating a VPN ...
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FileVault security hole when used on SSDs

I just woke up to the fact that it looks like user data can be leaked when using FileVault and Migration Assistant on an SSD on a new Mac when following the default prompts. When I set up a new Mac, ...
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Allow program to make changes

I have a program called ServiceCenter from Native Instruments which is basically a downloader and installer for updates etc. But every time I open it it prompts for my password to allow it to make ...
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Why when I increase SSL certificate security on my mac am I unable to use the app store (preflight error)?

Given the recent OSX issues with certificates and SSL, I want to increase the security of the certificate validation in general. I came across a setting in the keychain that has a selection between ...
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iCloud Keychain search on iOS

Am I just not seeing a way to search my iCloud keychain when I go to (iOS) Settings>Safari>Passwords & AutoFill>Saved Passwords ? The list is very long and they don't even give me a way to ...
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How do I force iOS to check for updates?

I've got an iPad2 that's supposedly susceptible to the latest encryption hole in iOS 7. However, it's not offering me the update automatically. Where can I go to force it to check for updates?
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Does iOS 5 have a SSL security bug that got patched on iOS 6/7?

Apple released iOS 7.0.6 and 6.1.6 to patch a specific SSL/TLS security bug. I can't find anything official about iOS 5. Does iOS 5 have the same bug? Please cite your answer.
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Is it possible to update any iOS 6 device to iOS 6.1.6?

Apple have just released software updates to fix a rather serious security problem where a valid SSL response wasn't checked properly to ensure it matches the site actually being browsed. I have an ...
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Forgot iCloud account security answers. No recovery email set. Reset link doesn't get displayed

I've forgotten my iCloud account security questions' answers. I also haven't set a recovery email, I think, because the link to reset the questions is missing. I can login to my account using my ...
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MBP security and safety

At work, I rely on a public wifi and don't see any good security standards or requirements or tips from Apple. Are there some general tips on first steps to take for securing OS X - if so they would ...
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How can I wipe a disk from a Mac with firmware password set?

I'm in a somewhat odd situation: I need to wipe the disk of a MBP, but I can't boot into Recovery Mode/from a CD/etc. as there is a firmware password set. Is there a way to wipe the disk from within ...
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How can I get Apple mail or Outlook 2011 to look up SMIME encryption certificates for users?

I want the ability to lookup an encryption certificate for SMIME in Outlook for recipients who have SMIME certs, but I just don't have their public key. I noticed the keychain has a directory ...
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iPhone 5S stolen, name was changed in Find my iPhone and inforrmation request about factory reset behavior

I got my 5S stolen Thursday and today it was back online in Find My iPhone. First, I would like to know if there's a way to know if the iPhone is in locked mode or not. Next, from the time it got ...
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List failed login attempts

I want to see if somebody has tried to log in on my computer, which is running Mavericks. I have seen the Q&A's How do I detect failed remote login attempts and block them? Where do I find the ...
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Anything comparable to Windows' “Network Location” in MacOS?

This is my first Mac. On Windows I can set each network connection as either Home, Work or Public using "Network Location". Each mode has different sharing and security options. Is there a way to do ...
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I was physically robbed and now can't manage my Apple ID… how can I extract my purchases?

TL;DR Since it seems obvious that at present Apple can do nothing to help me: I need some way of getting as much of my content (music/apps/contacts/etc) out of this account... what can I do? All of ...
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How can I give an app permanent permission so it doesn't ask for my password every time?

I am using an application called Hostbuddy to manage entries in my hosts file. It works great, the only problem is that is asks for my password every time I use it, which adds up to a lot of ...
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How do I change askForPasswordDelay from the command line? dwrite alone doesn't work

I normally run my Mac with a very long password delay on the screensaver. Sometimes, though, I want to reduce the delay to just 1-2 seconds. This command is supposed to reduce the time for the delay ...
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Google Chrome would like to control this computer using Accessibility

I installed LastPass and on restarting Chrome got a notification similar to this: http://superuser.com/questions/657015/google-software-update-would-like-to-control-this-computer-what, except it was ...
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Which drive to I select to completely erase my system's hard drive?

Apple's instructions for completely erasing a system say to "select your startup disk". But my system shows a hardware drive icon and some gobbledygook as a name, and under that another icon and name ...
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Do root actions as non root in Mavericks?

Why does this work as (not) expected? touch filename chown root filename sudo chmod 700 filename rm filename I get asked if I want to delete the file an then!?!? The file gets really deleted! How ...
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How to keep my PowerPC Macbook Pro running OSX 10.5.8 Leopard secure?

I have a pretty fast and good Macbook Pro with PowerPC chips inside. I cannot upgrade to newer operating systems anymore, and do not receive any upgrades anymore. Therefore, I an concerned about how ...
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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 ...