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Turning off Require Password on a filevault enabled MacBook Air 2011

I am trying to use the product form soma-zone.com called RedHand. The only catch is you must have Require Password turned off in the Security Preferences Pane. RedHand won't start until it is turned ...
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How do I reset/change my security questions on my Apple Id

I have an Apple ID and I know my password, but forgot the answer to the security question. I tried to change it at appleid.apple.com but we don't have a link to reset it. See the picture. Please help ...
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Best way to disable SSLv3 in Chrome for Poodle vulnerability

Fixing Chrome for the Poodle vulnerability seems to be more difficult on OSX than the other Operating Systems This seems to work... Exit chrome Open Applescript editor Enter this script do shell ...
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Someone made a FaceTime call with my number

My husband told me that he received a FaceTime call from my number but he missed the call. I never called him and I don't have any outgoing calls in my phone or anything. Is my Apple ID compromised?
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Someone used “Find my Iphone” to wipe my phone. Can I use the same app to find their location?

This morning someone decided via either a prank or otherwise to log in to my apple id, and use Find my Iphone app to lock and then erase my phone, then leaving me the ominous message "This is what u ...
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Turn off the security setting of apple store acount

How can i turn off the security setting of an apple store account so i can sign into it from a foreign country ? Because once i try to sign into it it prevents me and send me a warning Email about ...
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How to enable “Show message on Lock Screen” with Script

So, In Mavericks, you can set text to be displayed on the lock screen by checking the box: System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General > "Show a message when the screen is locked", then ...
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Is it easy to crack the iPhone's PIN? [closed]

I have just came across the following video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrQYvjfqe-M showing a dedicated hardware someone can use to automatically test all the potential PIN codes in sequence. ...
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Have Apple announced whether the “Shellshock” bash update will be applied automatically via the App Store patching mechanism?

As described here, I'm technically vulnerable to the "Shellshock" bug in my shell. I'm running Mavericks. Apple has released an update to bash that addresses this issue. As per the example test ...
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Has my computer been hacked

I'm trying to find out if someone has hacked my computer. In case I get the following message in my Terminal window: "Last login: Tue Sep 30 02:02:18 on console" does that mean a person has logged in, ...
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is there a patch against “Shell Shock” for my system MacOS 10.6.8 bash version 3.2.48(1)-release (x86_64-apple-darwin10.0) [duplicate]

I already run the following and I get "vulnerable" Mac cysunza$ env x='() { :;}; echo vulnerable' bash -c 'echo hello' vulnerable hello I read the post about it but appears to me that his is just for ...
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Apple Shellshock patch for 10.6?

I am running a small HTTP server (Apache) off my Mac mostly as a hobby. If it becomes compromised it isn't the end of the world but it is something I would certainly like to prevent. I set up a ...
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Are there any disadvantages to using the brew version of bash for /bin/sh?

I have patched bash & sh with the latest patches as described here, but now have some issues with some things in my dotfiles (particularly the loading of rvm and some custom functions and ...
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Should bash shells be replaced with the new patched version? [duplicate]

This question has generated a lot of downvoting on three SE sites so let me try to explain where it comes from. The magnitude of the bash "shellshock" problem may turn out to be larger than anything ...
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Will recompiling bash to avoid Shellshock cause more harm than good

I wasn't particularly worried about Shellshock until I learned that a malicious DHCP server may be able to exploit my DHCP client to run arbitrary code on my system. It's not clear to me whether Macs ...
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Prevent Mac from connecting to WiFi networks with same name as preferred network

How can I prevent OS X (and ideally iOS devices as well) from connecting to a WiFi network which has the same name as one of my preferred networks, but isn't the same network? For example say my ...
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Can bash be replaced entirely in OS X?

Because of CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169 on OS X I was wondering: can bash be replaced entirely by another, non-affected shell (eg dash or others)?
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How to mitigate Bash risk while waiting for a patch (sans a recompile)?

This is related to How do I recompile Bash to avoid the remote exploit CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169?, Are Macs vulnerable to the Bash shellshock bug? and Are Bash, Bourne, and Korn shells compiled ...
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My MacBook Air is automatically connecting to a password protected network that's not mine!

I'm starting to think I've been hacked because my Macbook Air is frequently jumping to a neighbors password protected network on its own! I see the network in the "preferred network" list and I don't ...
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Are Macs vulnerable to the Bash shellshock bug?

Red Hat recently announced a major security-related bug in the Bash shell. Some are calling it the "shellshock" bug. Since OS X is built off of Unix, is it vulnerable to attacks that exploit this bug? ...
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How do I recompile Bash to avoid Shellshock (the remote exploit CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169)?

Given that Bash 3.2 (the version shipped by OSX) is vulnerable to the remote execution exploit known as "Shell Shock" (CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169) how do I rebuild Bash and secure my system ahead ...
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Can I turn off my Guest account and still use Find My Mac?

I understand that turning on Find My Mac also turns on a "Guest" account (in "login only" mode). For a variety of reasons, I would prefer not to have an enabled Guest account at all. Does Find My ...
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Why is a secure erase 'not necessary' for SSD's?

I'm about to trade in a 2010 MacBook Pro with an SSD. However, I'm unable to do a Secure Erase from the recovery disk (as I used to do with mechanical hard drives before selling or giving away a ...
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Is there a way to find out when a USB flash drive has been last used (on any computer)?

I have a USB flash drive and I believed someone else may have plugged it in their computer and copied some files. Using my Mac, how do I know when was the last time my usb flash drive was plugged ...
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Stolen mac locked automatically or by thief?

My MacBook Pro was stolen a few days ago. I have a lock on the start up screen requiring a password anytime the laptop comes out of sleep mode, however when I attempted the "Find My Mac" app, it says ...
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How to add a process to sandboxd's configuration?

I have a particular process that is having some problems writing to the /private/tmp folder. sandboxd keeps emitting the following error: sandboxd[xxx] ([xxxxx]): process(xxxxx) deny ...
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Confusion with sudo and multiple local accounts

I am having difficulties figuring out why certain things are much more complicated on a mac terminal than a standard linux shell.. Say I have two local accounts, one administrator called "adm" and a ...
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Apple Mail is trying to use certificate and won't send without

I created an account on a website and they installed a certificate on my machine for authentication. I'm not sure how this technically works but the certificate is somehow linked to my GMail address. ...
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Where are Internet Recovery system files stored?

I have just erased all data on my MacBook Air hard drive and reinstalled OS X using Internet Recovery. As you already know, recent Mac computers have Internet Recovery system which enables users to ...
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Can someone who's gained access to my iCloud account prevent me from receiving text messages?

Can someone use my iCloud account to prevent me from receiving messages on my devices from specific people? I can get calls from a particular person but no text messages for a few days now.
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iPhone lock time not showing showing all options

On my iPhone running iOS 7, I can only set auto-lock times of up to one hour. My son's can have an auto-lock time of up to three hours, and there's no obvious difference between our two phones. ...
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Where does Apple's predictive keyboard get it's “contextual” content from?

So I was playing around with the iOS 8, when I notice that upon typing "new" anywhere, the predictive keyboard suggests the term "NewTerm". I recall using this word in a tweet, so I brushed it off. ...
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Keeps promoting me for icloud password when i enter it it's incorrect and the account is locked

Every so often on my phone it pops up saying "enter icloud password" when I enter it correctly it says the password is incorrect so I go onto I forgot and enter my icloud email address and answer by ...
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How long is it safe to use iOS 7? [closed]

I have an iPhone 4. I would like to know: since iOS 8 is not going to work on the iPhone 4, when should I be worried about the security of my device, since iOS 7 will eventually cease to be supported ...
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Where is the “Send all traffic over VPN connection” setting in OSX 10.9 Mavericks?

I'm attempting to change the settings of a Cisco IPSec VPN connection which was set up through OSX's built in VPN client in system preferences. The VPN functions as expected, allowing me to access ...
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Password-restricting access to any application on an iOS device?

Ok I have a iPhone and I would like to know if there a way to restrict access, via a password, to any application installed on the device? For example: if I wanted to access a specific game or the ...
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Why do I need to “bypass” 169.254/16?

In my MacBook's networking proxy settings I have "169.254/16" among the list of domains for which to bypass proxy settings: What purpose does this serve and why do I need it? Can I get rid of it?
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How do I disable “iTunes Home Sharing”?

Whenever I launch iTunes, I see my computer appears listed among those offering Bonjour services (e.g., by iStumbler), with an entry for "iTunes Home Sharing" even though I have unchecked "Share my ...
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Why do my account settings (seem to) change after migration?

Prior to a recent Mavericks-Mavericks migration using Migration Assistant I had additional password security related options which are absent after the migration. In Security & Privacy > General ...
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OS X 10.9.4 - How can I limit the number of failed login attempts?

With OS X 10.9.4, how can I limit the number of failed local login attempts? I'm looking for something similar to the Windows Account Lockout Threshold mentioned here: ...
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Does apple automatically sign out all connected devices when you change the apple id password?

Yesterday, I got a bunch of emails from Apple, sent to one of my unused gmail addresses (which still has forwarding to my regular one). I do NOT have an appled ID associated with that address, but it ...
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mdflagwriter using port 21?

I have a 17" mid 2010 MBP with 8GB ram. After reading up on some of the latest vulnerabilities, I did a port scan and found port 21 OPEN vs stealth for all other ports. I cannot figure out what is ...
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Can I find out if my employer is snooping on me?

I work at a large university and have a computer supplied by my employer. There is apparently some sort of remote management that the help desk can use if I call them and accept their request to log ...
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What security settings should one use with Keychain?

I'm a new to Mac and found that Keychain has gathered quite a lot of passwords so far. I'm concerned about the security of these data, and I would like what security settings would you recommend so ...
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How to create a recovery key for an encrypted disk image?

FileVault 2 is computing a recovery key when I decide to activate this security mode. This recovery key is a mandatory safety belt when someone wants to use serious cryptography. Is it possible to ...
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Forgot password and only know my birthdate to reset me password

I lost my work phone (an iPhone 4S) today, and I have no idea what the password is or what the security answers are. I only know my Apple ID and and birth date. Is there any way around this so I can ...
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Enable flash player audio access in safari for a website permanently

I get this request every time I try to use the microphone on the same web page. Is there anyway to set this so it stops asking for this domain. I understand the security ramifications; however I ...
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Apps Stuck in Security & Privacy > Accessibility

I was messing around with using AppleScript for GUI manipulation so the apps I was making had to be granted access. The very first one I did showed up in Security & Privacy > Accessibility as ...
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My iPhone is protected by password, is it possible for the thief to restore factory setting?

I quickly activated lost mode in find my iPhone. I worried that the thief managed to restore factory setting before I do that. The thing is before I put lost mode, I disable the 3G dataplan following ...
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iMessage sharing and changing AppleID

My husband and I recently split up. Both our phones and both our iPads were all on his Apple ID. Would I be notified on my phone if he were checking my iMessages? I have recently created my own Apple ...