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Why does Keychain ask for the same password twice?

For security reasons, I have a different password on my keychain than my user account password. I have achieved this by opening Keychain Access.app, right-clicking on the Login keychain, choosing ...
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Home folder has 'everyone' Read-Only permissions

I just realized that my home folder (/HD/Users/Bob) has Everyone 'ReadOnly' permissions set at its root level. If I browse this folder from another account, I can view the folders, but I'm not ...
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Package installs fail as Gatekeeper seems broken

For some reason Gatekeeper in OS X seems to be broken. Every time I try to install software I get: the package was signed with a certificate that has expired. However, when looking at the ...
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iPhone 6 stolen. Did I accidentally cancel my pending data erase by removing account from iCloud too soon?

I lost my iphone 6 maybe 2 hours ago and proceeded to do some damage control by accessing the Find My iPhone feature on iCloud. In the following order in the span of maybe 10 minutes, I turned the ...
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Who is able to access iMessage on Apple's servers?

I understand that iMessages are stored on Apple's servers regardless of whether my iCloud is switched on or not. Can the messages stored on Apple's servers be accessed either by myself, or by anyone ...
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Mac preventing loading Java site

I am trying to administer my Western Digital MyBookLife home network drive, using the Java based admin console provided by WD. The console is a web application served up from the drive itself. ...
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Cant allow app to control computer anymore

I'm developing app now, and when I debug it - I open debug folder and drag app into Preferences->Privacy->Accessibility->List. When I want to show demo, I drag this app to applications folder and ...
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How to install the 2014 NTP security fix on 10.6.8 Snow Leopard

For 10.6.8 would it work to open the 10.8 NTP update.dmg with pacifist and put in the new versions of the following 6 files?: /usr/bin/sntp /usr/bin/ntp-keygen /usr/bin/ntpq /usr/sbin/ntpdc ...
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How do I change my Apple ID’s rescue email if I forgot my security question's answers?

I had my rescue email to my old email that I deleted later. Then I realized that I forgot my security passwords and the only way to find it was to send an email to your rescue email. I didn't know ...
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securing boot process against port access but not full physical access

Is it possible to secure a Mac Mini (2014) for use in an scenario where users have access to the ports but not full physical access to the computer's internals? I need to be able to disable cd boot, ...
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What info does a Mac broadcast and how to hide it?

I want to run a Mac in the cloud as a webserver and for facilitative use. I've secured most of my used tools already, but I was wondering about the OS itself. Imagine I'm running an up-to-date ...
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Force Macs to run Xprotect updater through terminal to get latest NTPD security patch

Apple released the the patch for an NTPD hole. This patch is automatically updated if you have SystemPreferences-->App Store-->Install system data files and security updates; checked. Which we don't. ...
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What type of encryption does iOS 8 use for Bluetooth?

I know that iOS 8 encrypts Bluetooth connections: https://www.apple.com/br/privacy/docs/iOS_Security_Guide_Oct_2014.pdf https://support.apple.com/en-us/ht3647 What I don't know is what kind of ...
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Disabling NTP on OS X Lion or older

Following a new security vulnerability in the Network Time Protocol software package, Apple has provided a software update for Mountain Lion and newer versions of OS X. As usual, the older versions ...
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Is it possible to NOT password protect certain apps on iPhone?

I have several apps that I use a lot and have to key in security code to use each time. One of the most frequently used is a birdwatching app used out in the field. I have resorted to turning off ...
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How to validate authenticity of app downloaded from App Store?

How can I be sure that an app I download from the App Store is indeed from the vendor it is supposed to be? Anyone with a developer account can potentially pretend to be for example "a bank" and ...
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How does my just-booted and encrypted iPhone still receive messages before I decrypt it with the passcode?

It's my understanding that personal data on the iPhone 6 is automatically encrypted with the user's passcode. This is why when you boot it for the first time the passcode is required instead of the ...
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Disassociate an Apple ID from a computer

There's a work computer (iMac) I'll soon stop using, which might be used by other people in the future. While I've mainly used a separate work-only Apple ID on the computer, I suspect I may have used ...
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iCloud Security Questions

I am trying to create a new iCloud account. This requires me to enter security questions. I normally have no issue with this, but I am offered only 6 choices, and frankly I don't know the answers to ...
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3rd-party SSDs: enabling TRIM without disabling kext signing

Unfortunately Apple has decided to create kext signing in Yosemite that creates issues for SSDs that require Trim support for optimal function and longevity. Whether this is vendor lock in or not, ...
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Is it safe to remove read, write, and execute permissions for 'others' recursively on home directory?

I would like advice on whether it would be safe to block users not in the appropriate group from accessing my home directory. I have some servers running on my Mac (10.9) under a different account, ...
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How is it possible to remotely access photos on iPhone?

Is there any software to do so, and what would it take to install it? Another person had physical access to my phone, so I suspect the possibility of installation of such software. Even photos which I ...
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How to find recently connected external disks?

Bit of an emergency so any help really appreciated. I am trying to work out whether or not the there is a way for me to see the details (specifically names) of external drives that have been ...
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Root user able to access FileVault 2 encrypted drive

If you use FV2 to encrypt a disk, can the root user of the computer access the unencrypted contents of the disk or is it truly only accessible by the user that initially setup FV2. We are trying to ...
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My laptop (Yosemite) is now 'PPPoE' connected over wifi, what is this and what does it mean?

My laptop (Yosemite) is now 'PPPoE' connected over wifi, what is this and what does it mean? Previously I was just connected by wifi (there was no mention of wifi) My AirPort base station connects ...
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Code editor with key authentication

I have been using Dreamweaver for many years simply because it has a built in FTP manager. This makes working on a website very efficient. The code editor isn't all that great but I manage with it ...
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How to allow any calls through the iPhone lock screen (or alternative solution)?

I generally dislike passwords/security codes/pins as they are such a wasteful extra step, however intend to put one just because I want to start using the iPhone for online shopping, with all my ...
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OSX Server Websites

My knowledge of OSX server is pretty low despite having developed and deployed websites on other platforms. I got a mac mini with OSX server and all services are available to the internet through a ...
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What are some useful apps and/or settings to make my iPhone stalker-proof?

What are some useful apps, settings or processes/behaviors to protect my iPhone communications, mails, finance/payment data, etc. from stalkers? I don't have anything to hide from the government, but ...
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Yosemite 10.10.1 - ssh - no connection (time-out) and strange redirect

I hope I can get some help with a rather strange problem on my late 2013 MacBookPro running Yosemite 10.10.1 Up until 3 days ago, I could ssh into my server without any problems. I then updated to ...
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Allow read-write access to subdirectory in first local account to second local account

I have two accounts (one for work, the other for private stuff) on a Mac, which is running OS X Yosemite. I would like to share a directory, say ~work/Documents/SomeDirectory/SomeSubDirectory/, such ...
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Mac OS X Mail signing messages with S/MIME certificate from startssl

I've got myself an S/MIME certificate from StartSSL, which I have exported from the browser, imported into my keychain and as expected Mail.app is now signing my outgoing messages. However some ...
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On Yosemite, how can I audit the safety of an executable?

I would like to audit an executable binary from an untrusted source, and ultimately maintain whether it is safe to run it. My main interest is to establish, in a safe fashion, whether said binary ...
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Can't Seem to Install .pem File Properly

Okay, so I'm trying to setup encrypted (S/MIME) e-mail between two users. I've managed to do it one way, but am having trouble getting the reverse to work. I was under the impression that a signed ...
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How can I have Safari on OS X remember to permanently trust a website with my current location?

The only options on the location privacy prompt are 'Allow' or 'Don't Allow', with a 'Remember my decision for one day' modifier checkbox as well. But what if there's a site that I trust in ...
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Yosemite Login screen ignoring login after Screen Saver

This is regarding a: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) 2 GHz Intel Core i7 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 I have a managed, admin, remote account on the Mac. This is the only account on the Mac. The ...
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Remove “steamclean” application

Through my high school I have a Macbook Air. Because I am the technologically curious person that I am, I found a workaround for installing apps by putting them in the package contents of other apps ...
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Is someone remotely accessing my iPhone?

Can someone watch you on face time auto without you knowing it? On my iPhone there are calls I never made and the light turned on by itself saying facetime with a number by it. Is someone watching ...
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Does Apple still support 10.5.8?

Have a friend that's running OSX 10.5.8 and claims it's still supported by Apple and has the same security patches as needed as any other version of OSX. Does Apple still support 10.5.8? What if any ...
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Trust this computer - what is shared?

Apologies if this has been asked before, but when you trust a computer, what data is shared? I'm on iOS 8 and have been plugging my personal phone into my work PC for charging. I click "trust" ...
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Prevent non admin users from accessing keychain

Ive setup mail accounts on an employees computer and noticed that they were able to view the passwords by looking in the keychain, what id like to do is not allow them to view the passwords stored in ...
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Allow Apps won't unlock in Security & Privacy - Yosemite

When I was running Mountain Lion I selected "Allow apps downloaded from: Anywhere" in Security & Privacy. I updated to Yosemite a few days ago. The update set that back to: "Mac App Store and ...
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Is there a way to selectively enable “Text Message Forwarding”?

Yosemite's new "Text Message Forwarding" feature is a great convenience for communicating with friends and colleagues who use SMS for texting, but it has the potentially to fatally* undermine 2-factor ...
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Is my password vulnerable to recovery using my Apple ID?

For some time, in Mavericks, I had an option, which I had disabled, in Users & Groups > Password to reset the password using Apple ID This option vanished after a migration, under Mavericks, to ...
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How can I get iOS devices to accept a self-signed WPA2 certificate?

I'm setting up a Cisco/freeradius based WPA2 wireless network for about 100 users. Everything works dandy, but I cannot get iOS devices to accept the TLS certificate I'm using on freeradius even ...
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What features will I lose if I disable Bonjour's 'whats-my-name' service?

Upgrading to Yosemite (from Mavericks) enabled Bonjour's "whats-my-name" service on my Mac; I would like to disable this (for security policy reasons) but wonder if some feature (perhaps something new ...
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Bulk removing Wifi networks from an iOS device

This article, "What we give away when we log on to a public Wi-Fi network", demonstrates how dangerous it is for you to turn on Wi-fi on your phone. It advertises the name of every network it has ...
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Is my machine always visible to Bluetooth while Handoff is enabled?

Since installing Yosemite, my machine shows up (at least on my iPhone) as visible to Bluetooth. This is appears to be the result of enabling Handoff. If that's the case, at what point in the Handoff ...
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How do I disable Bonjour visibility after Yosemite install?

Since upgrading to Yosemite (from Mavericks) my MacBook Pro (Retina mid-2014) advertises itself on Bonjour (with "whats-my-name"). It was not visible in this way prior to Yosemite, and I have no ...
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Why is my MacBook visibile on Bluetooth after Yosemite install?

Since upgrading to Yosemite (from Mavericks) my MacBook Pro (Retina mid 2014) is visible (in "advertising mode") on Bluetooth (at least to my iPhone). It was not visible prior to Yosemite, and there's ...