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Software was blocked from opening because it is not from an identified developer

I went to run LibreOffice on my OS X 10.9 and it would not let me install it. It said it was from an unidentified developer. I'm aware of the security features of the Mac and went to System ...
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Why is Mavericks forcing a password reset on every lock screen?

I just upgraded to Mavericks. Now, every time I wake it up from the lock screen or standby and proceed to type in my password it rejects it. To get back in I have to select "switch user", then type ...
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What does Security & Privacy/Accessibility enable?

After upgrading to OS X 10.9 Mavericks, the System Preferences app occasionally opens itself to "Security & Privacy", with "Accessibility" selected. My guess is that one of the apps listed ...
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Adding Apps to “Security & Privacy” Settings (Automatically)

I am looking for a way to automatically add applications to the "Location Services" and "Accessibility" (Mavericks only) lists in the "Security & Privacy" settings pane. Optimally I could just ...
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What does “'Copy Job' would like to control this computer using accessibility features” mean?

Since installing OS X 10.9, I periodically get a message that 'Copy Job' would like to control this computer using accessibility features I believe the source is SuperDuper! (2.7.1), but am unsure ...
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How secure is Activation Lock on iOS 7?

Apple showed this new feature in iOS 7 called Activation Lock, that if you enable "Find My iPhone" on a device that is lost or stolen, a person that finds/gets the iPhone will not be able to wipe it ...
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Prevent data on unsecured wireless, until VPN is connected [duplicate]

There's a lot of good advice around about avoiding connecting to unsecured wireless networks, and using a VPN (for all traffic) if you absolutely must use one. What seems to be missing from this ...
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Yahoo email account hacked on iPad2

This has happened several times. I have changed my passwords and it's still being hacked. This happened when I was in England and also in Santa Barbara, sending out messages, deleting sent messages. ...
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Remotely disable Macbook Air through network access

My Macbook Air was stolen. The stolen Mac is showing up in Baku, Azerbajan. I don't have the skill to do it myself, but I could imagine that there would be a way to do something nasty. Perhaps a ...
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How To Securely Erase Free Space Using Terminal?

A friend told me that when you delete a file on your Mac in the normal way it actually stays where it is, but it is just no longer usable by your Mac. The addition of more files to your Mac causes ...
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MacBook Air/Pro: run script upon lid close?

How can one configure MacOS (10.8 or higher) to automatically and immediately call a user-designated script (probably a bash script) upon the user closing the display lid of a MacBook Air or Pro? ...
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In Disk Utility, does Secure Erase include the Erase Free Space option

...or do I need to Erase Free Space as well as Erase with secure option. I'm prepping a Mac for resale.
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iMessage Security issue: Typing Status Indicator Actually sends what you are typing?

I have a iPhone4 (iOS 5.0.1 [9A405]), and I noticed that from time to time instead of the typing indicator (...) I can see the part of the future message that I'm just about to receive. Is this a ...
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Change user password by providing new password as hash in a script

Currently working on a deployment of a large number of Mac's, on which I want to set the password for an administrator account without putting the password plain-text in the script. Is there some way ...
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Automounting & fix permissions for home folder on encrypted sparse bundle?

For security on a shared machine, I've moved my entire home folder to an encrypted sparse bundle disk image. I then set my User settings home folder to the image. But along the way, I believe ...
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How to display the remaining time that the device will be locked for?

I locked my iPad by accident after upgrading to iOS 7 and noticed that it no longer displayed the remaining time that the device will be locked for. Is there any way to enable this?
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My mother changed her session password and now the system can't unlock the “login” keychain

The title says most of it. My mother changed her password through the Accounts pane of System Preferences to a lengthy one (17 characters) about three weeks ago. Then, the next day, she left for ...
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How to isolate an application from the system (fully sandboxed application)?

Is it possible to do something like the concept of sandboxing (like all apps on iOS have its own system software resources) for all existing applications (so - not while designing an own new ...
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How can I prevent changing of networks?

Is there a ways to prevent people from changing wireless networks and other networks? Does Apple have any kind of ACLs or something like Windows where you can control what the users can do?
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Remove personal data without doing a full reinstallation

I am selling an old Mac with OS X 10.4 (Tiger), and I don't have the installation CD anymore so I can't format and re-install; I have to leave the current installation intact. Obviously, I'd like to ...
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Trim Enabler Safety

I have a quick question. I am a bit anal about what I run on my Mac, tend to use the apple apps (aperture/terminal) rather than alternatives (Picasa/iterm2) because I like to make sure I'm running ...
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Change Security & Privacy setting from terminal

I need to enable the "Require an administrator password to access locked preferences" on about a dozen Macs. I would like to do it from ARD as a unix command. Is this possible?
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Is there a detailed activity log on Mac OS X that lists my recent commands and actions?

How can I see what I just did on my computer? For example, an activity log showing that I copied a file from here to there?
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Checking the security over WLAN

I've become majorly concerned when reading this article that describes a bad actor that use Terminal access from his/her Mac to change the syslog and have stealth access to all data and passwords. ...
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How can I effectively hide my macbook while traveling to prevent theft

I will be taking my Macbook Pro Retina for a backpacking trip and will be working from public places (i.e. coffee shops, public squares) for a while. I am quite concerned though, that it will be ...
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Safari not warning on SSL certificate hostname mismatch

For some reason (e.g., bad preferences setting, maybe?) Safari 6.0.5, on OS X 10.8.4, is failing to give me an SSL Certificate Warning when I visit a site whose hostname doesn't match the hostname ...
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how to reset security question [duplicate]

I forgot the answer to my security question and no email to rescue mail received. How can I change my rescue email? Or is there a way to change the answer to something like "used code for mobile ...
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Can we validate that the iOS apps on users phones are the same exact apps we submit to Apple? [duplicate]

This is a bit of a security tinfoil-hat question: Is there any sort of validation (checksum etc...) that our users are receiving the exact iOS apps we submit to Apple? The thought experiment is: We ...
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How many tries on iTunes Security Questions

I folgot the answer to one of my security questions and now, for the first time in years, I need to answer them to buy music from my iPod. Now, I know I can change my questions, but I would really ...
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Require Admin level to mount removable media or network attached storage device

Is there a way to require Admin level privileges on a MacBook in order to mount any type of removable media or network attached storage device?
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What could be causing my MacBook Air 13inch (Mid 2012) 2 GHz Intel Core i7 OS X 10.8.4 to throw the “could not join” WiFi error?

For some reason, my MacBook Air 13inch (Mid 2012) 2 GHz Intel Core i7 OS X 10.8.4 will fail to connect to my Siemens SE567 ADSL Modem when WiFi security is enabled on it. It throws the following error ...
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Unexpected app “Admin Alert” running on my machine

All of a sudden I noticed an application called "Admin Alert" in my dock. This is a work computer, I'm wondering if this is some sort of "spyware" that our lovely IT department has installed on my ...
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Applying Filtering on NAT'd Packets NetBSD (pf.conf)

Is there a way to filter packets after applying NAT? What I am trying to do: Apply NAT to packets going to some host, but block packets with a specific port. I have tried a few things but nothing is ...
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Can I use an encrypted disk image for my home folder?

At work, several people use my machine. Can I set my home folder to be inside an ecrypted disk image? How would it work as far as mounting/unmounting whenever I log in/out?
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Keychain Access is empty

When I open my keychain access, it is empty. I can't see anything in it. However, I know that all of my stuff is still working (websites don't prompt me to log in, I join wifi networks, Xcode still ...
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What is the s/mime encryption strength on iOS?

I've set up S/MIME on my iPhone, but unlike other mail clients, I'm not given the option to select the hash or encryption algorithms. I assume iOS makes this decision for me. Can anyone tell me what ...
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I can't find a setting to disable WINS in Network settings

In my Network settings under WINS I have the NetBios name (elly) that I would like to disable (kill). The message shows that the "elly"is currently been used ? By whom, for what ? There a bunch of ...
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Set OS X Server for remote-only administration

I have a Mac Mini with OS X Server in another room with nothing attached but the network cable. I manage it remotely using Apple's Server and Remote Desktop. Is it possible to disable "locally" using ...
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How Do I Know if my MacBook Pro is Using WPS?

I have learned that WPS is not secure. There is a WPS button on my XFinity modem; but how do I know if it's enabled so I can know if I need to adjust my router settings (or perhaps decline to use an ...
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I have an iPod 5 gen, how do I view my wifi password? I've lost the wifi password [duplicate]

My iPod 5 gen is connected to wifi, I've lost the wifi password, how can I view the password on my iPod, could you please give me a step by step guide on doing this as I'm not tech savvy....
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How do I reset/change my security questions on my ipod touch?

On my Ipod Touch my mom changed the password to apple/itunes and i have a new itunes giftcard but i have to answer security answers and my mom and i both dont know them. Help me please
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Where to target when doing a Brute Force attack on an extended mac OS drive?

I forgot the new password to my external hard drive (Mac OS Extended Journal Encrypted). I know. Stupid. I got my hands on John the Ripper and I know some parameters that will help narrow down the ...
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Preventing booting from external media

Is it possible to set up Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) on a MacBook Air so that users cannot boot from external media (e.g. a USB memory stick) and cannot restore the OS from the internal restore ...
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Security for selling MacBook Pro for parts [duplicate]

I'm looking at selling my MacBook for parts. It's completely broken: it won't turn on or charge. Is it possible to obtain files from it? If so, what security measures should I be taking? Should I ...
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Always get a Security Error for Internal HTTPS Website

My company recently changed an internal site to use HTTPS instead of HTTP (it is our Jira site in case that matters). From what I can tell, this site is using an internal certificate. On our work ...
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Is it possible to create a user without a home directory?

I want to create a user to run tomcat on my system and was wondering if it is possible to create a user without a home directory like it is possible in linux.
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Forcing use of SSL connections in web dependent applications

Many websites allow it, to use an SSL connection. But how can I force my web dependent applications (Safari e.g.) to establish such a more secure (I know, that SSL is not the solution for all security ...
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Selling my broken Macbook. How to make sure there's no personal information on the hard drive?

My Mac won't turn on but I'd like to sell it for spare parts. How can I make sure there's no personal information stored on the hard drive for the buyer to retrieve?
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Does Secure Keyboard Entry Prevent All Forms of Keyloggers?

I had an understanding that Secure Keyboard Entry (or EnableSecureEventInput) was a feature that essentially disabled keyloggers. Is that the case? Are there ways around it?
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Can I ensure keyboard commands don't get trapped by browser scripts?

Is it possible to tweak Safari to ensure command key combinations like ⌘H or ⌘L go to Safari as opposed to Safari's window contents? This comes up for me most often on this site because the editor ...