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Os X El Capitan: will System Integrity Protection patch .AppleSetupDone exploit/hack?

I'm unsure whether this was possible in OS X Yosemite, however OS X Mavericks has a security flaw in which : Should a individual have physical access to a computer, he need only launch in Single User ...
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El Capitan: will System Integrity Protection defence stop sandbox program from accessing System.log?

OS X El Capitan apparently has this new security feature known as System Integrity Protection, which limits root access to an array of files including: /system, /bin, /sbin, /usr, /etc, /tmp and /var. ...
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How can I reinstall OS X without a valid App Store connection?

I have a Mid 2009 MacBook Pro that was used by a "less than responsible" user. As such, it seems to have become infected with malware that rewrites all SSL certificates. These certificates cannot be ...
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Is iPhone being remotely accessed?

On a consistent basis, I try to close any open apps to save battery life. I close the apps by double clicking the home screen button & then swipe the apps upward on the touchscreen to close. ...
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List failed login attempts on Yosemite

I want to see if somebody has tried to log in on my computer, which is running Yosemite. I am primarily interested in tracking ssh log in attempts, as well as tracking people physically typing ...
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Application Password

I'm looking for a simple application that password-protects selected applications. Can anyone help please? Just bought an Apple device after several years using Android.
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Keychain won't reveal forgotten password; how to fix?

Skype automatically logs me in by getting the password from my login keychain. This means I haven't typed the password in a long time, and I have forgotten it. When I select Skype (or anything else) ...
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Logging in automatically without removing the password

Is there any way to have OSX log in automatically in a certain account when starting up, without asking for the password, while preventing remote (or even local network) connections without password? ...
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How to install subordinate CA certificate into keychain from Terminal?

I'm a Windows engineer, setting up a Active Directory PKI, but know very little about Macs. I'm aware of how to install root certificates into the system keychain using: sudo security ...
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How to get the hash linked to a GeneratedUID in El Capitan?

Trying to find the GeneratedUID in OS X still works (see example below): dscl localhost -read /Search/Users/<username> | grep GeneratedUID | cut -c15- But entering the following into the ...
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How to find out why OS X is requesting privilege elevation for an app?

I occasionally see the standard OS dialog stating something like "Application-so-and-so wants to make changes to your system. Enter Administrator credentials to authorize." How would I find out ...
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“Verify Certificate” pops up every time I connect to the network

Every time I connect to the eduroam network, which is secured via PEAP/MSCHAPv2, the “Verify Certificate” dialog box pops up. I have to click “Continue” every time I open my laptop, which gets quite ...
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Keychain won't let copy passwords after 10.11.1 update

After the 10.11.1 update, I can not get access to some of encrypted data stored in my keychains with Keychain Access.app. Most notably, I can not see or copy passwords stored. Normally, to do so, ...
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Is this a security flaw for Other, Others, Others… accounts having 0 (root) UID?

When running this command dscl . -list /Users UniqueID, I get duplicate UID, for the Other, Others, Others... accounts, which is the same UID root uses. daemon 1 Guest 201 ...
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What are Apple's Update and End-Of-Life policies in 2015?

I have a couple of Macs that are required to be held back from upgrade. The requirements are due to (1) use of earlier iPhone/iPad devices, (2) operational requirements, like a particular piece of ...
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Advice on securely removing malware

I helping out a friend who thinks they may have malware on their machine. I don't what kind or to what extent, so I don't want to boot into the system. My question is Is there a good boot time ...
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security dump-trust-settings causes an error

When I type security dump-trust-settings I get the following two errors: Cert 1: GTE CyberTrust Global Root SecTrustSettingsCopyTrustSettings: The specified item could not be found in the keychain. ...
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Apple Watch stuck on Airplay

Today I looked at my Apple Watch and I noticed that the airplane mode was turned on. I had not activated it. When I looked on the glance with the airplane mode button, I noticed that the AirPlay ...
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How can I make my Mac accept a user password of 8 characters?

I just unboxed my new MacBook Pro, running Yosemite 10.10.5. When I went through the setup procedure, it didn't ask me what password to use for my account, and just set it to that of my AppleID. (I ...
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The website “secure-web.cicsco.com” requires a client certificate

My dad got the message in the subject line in Safari today, with a list of certificates and "cancel" and "continue" buttons. He chose "continue". I gather from a discussion at Apple's site that it's ...
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Disable System Integrity Protection on OS X running on VMware

I have an instance of OS X El Capitan running on VMWare Workstation 10. I need to make changes to /System and therefor have to disable System Integrity Protection. How do I access recovery mode on ...
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How is OS X able to authenticate to my router even when the disk is removed?

I removed the hard drive from my laptop (MBP 9.1, mid 2012) and started recovery mode. Once I entered recovery mode, the laptop was connected to my router (secured with WPA2), even though I had not ...
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Disable 'open this page in [Application]' prompt (iOS)

I currently have an application called App Icon, which allows me to theme my iOS device without being jailbroken, by having web bookmarks on my homepage that open the other application that I want. ...
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Multi user mac and iCloud data security

I'm currently using a shared Mac with other users. All user accounts are Administrators. I noticed that with sudo my files are accessible from other user, and I'm wondering if also my iCloud Data ...
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Password prompt diologue box

Sometimes, when one is installing a programme, a dialogue box will appear asking for an administrator password to allow the installer to ‘make changes’. That seems fine, but wouldn’t it be easy for an ...
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How can I have a LaunchDaemon script use the current logged in users Kerberos ticket

I have a LaunchDaemon that runs as root for security purposes but the script needs to authenticate w/ a URL as the currently logged in user. LaunchDaemons run in their own context so doing a kinit ...
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Gray globe (earth) appears after restart for no apparent reason - might something be wrong?

I restart my MacBook Air OSX 10.8.5 every few days as a routine habit. Twice in the last few months it has come back with the globe (earth) image displayed for 20-30 seconds (I believe it was ...
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Automatic lock screen does not work in EL Capitan

I have my preferences set so the screen locks 1 minute after sleep or after the screensaver goes up. This used to work until I upgraded to El Cap. Now no matter how long after the screensaver has ...
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Attaching External HD to Airport - Is It Secure?

I am thinking about attaching an external HD to my Airpot (ac), which I will use to back up my computer using SuperDuper on a nightly basis. However, I am concerned about security. I know that I can ...
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Finally upgraded my Mac, now I can't install security update

I finally upgraded from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion (I didn't trust my older iMac (iMac11,3) to run the newest OS X) but now I can't install an important security update, the Security Update ...
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How can the average user easily validate the integrity of their Mac's firmware?

How can the average user easily validate the integrity of their Mac's firmware? Before you downvote this question or lecture me on how I am paranoid and no one should ever need to do that, please ...
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Malware attack freezes Safari—prevention or detection?

Several times in the past few months, a web link has popped up a box alleging that malware has been detected and I should click OK to let them fix it. I'm not stupid enough to even click anywhere ...
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Infecting a new Macbook by plugging in an iPhone that was previously plugged into a potentially compromised old Macbook

I have an non-jailbroken iPhone 5s that was previously plugged into a Macbook that was potentially compromised by a malicious presence. I bought a new Macbook recently. If I were to plug this iPhone ...
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Reinfecting a new Macbook by signing into an iCloud account that was used on a potentially compromised Macbook

I use iCloud for Find My capabilities and to sync contacts and calendar entries only (no iCloud Drive, Keychain or iPhotos etc) between my Macbook and iPhone. The Apple ID I currently use that's ...
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How can I configure fail2ban for use with OS X

I've seen instructions for configuring fail2ban on BSD using pf but I'm not sure how these can be adapted to configure the fail2ban rules that ship with homebrew to configure Yosemite's firewall for ...
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OS X management profiles / root certificate

My father asked me to sort out some things on his MacBook. He's recently left his company where he used his laptop on the company servers/IT system whilst he was there. At some point in the past he ...
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I want to make an Apple ID, but someone has already used my email to create their own. How do I kick them out completely?

Since this person has used my email as their login, I was able to reset the password since it was listed as the primary email. Unfortunately this person has set their own security questions and ...
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Is eBay app update bypassing Apple's app store screening?

On iPad, the ebay app keeps popping up a screen asking me to update. No updates have shown available in the app store for a long time. Is this a way to get around Apple's vetting process and give ...
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iOS auto-erase after 10 wrong passcode attempts: will the iCloud activation lock still work?

After a recent and unsettling experience of having my iPhone stolen a few weeks ago, I have tried to harden the security settings on my new device. The old device has still not responded to a remote ...
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impact and removal of XcodeGhost

Unfortunately, I installed some of the apps mentioned on this list, and confirmed that the versions I have are still compromised by XcodeGhost: ...
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How do I have any privacy on my mini iPad?

So my sister & her boyfriend are all into this hacking and spying and invading people's privacy and doing malicious things to the with what they gather. They have been doing it to me and trying to ...
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Cannot export private key from System.keychain with Keychain Access or command line

I'm trying to export a private key from System.keychain in Keychain Access. I've tried running Keychain Access as a root. No matter what, I always get the following error. When I try to export the ...
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iOS Untrusted Developer error when testing app

I am trying to make my own iOS applications by using Xcode 7 and iOS 9.0. I have successfully been able to install the app on my own iPod by following these steps however when I run the application I ...
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how to restore user password using Time Machine

Using 10.9.5, about a month ago I reset a user's password. The user forgot her password, so I reset it using a CMD-R reboot and passwordreset. Of course this left her login keychain out of sync (maybe ...
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How do I uninstall the Proxinator Security Agent Plugin?

A while ago, using OS X Mavericks, I installed an OS X utility named Proxinator, which was supposed to allow me to lock and unlock my Mac by proximity sensing my iPhone using bluetooth and a companion ...
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Secure Login Equivalent on OS X

On Windows you can configure "Secure Login" so that you have to press Control + Alt + Delect to show the login screen like so: Does this feature exist on OS X or is there a third-party application ...
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servermgrd certificate in Yosemite server chain of trust

I am setting up a file server in Yosemite and am trying to remove vulnerabilities so my organization's IT dept will approve. I acquired a trusted SSL certificate and installed it with all of the ...
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What if someone knows my iPhone passcode (not simple passcode) & restriction passcode?

Lets say I was just taking a walk or was in a train or a bus. I had to unlock my iPhone with passcode there and use the restriction passcode. Somehow a person saw me entering the passcode and I ...
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Securely remove personal information, without reinstall on Yosemite?

Scenario: I have a work provided Macbook on Yosemite that I've used for 2 years. All company files are stored in cloud drives, and all company programs are similarly cloud based. The company does ...
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How can I secure a Retina MacBook Pro to a desk? (similar to how the older MacBook Pro could use a Kensington Lock)

I work for a company renting office space from a downtown skyscraper. In order to deter casual theft from building employees and cleaning staff my company prefers we secure our laptops to our desks ...