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Apple ID password vs iCloud password - better to be the same or different?

I have too many passwords to track on too many devices. With my apple devices & services, it would be easier for me if both my iCloud and Apple ID passwords were the same. Should this be ok or is ...
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“wants to make changes” dialogue

Suppose I want to run an application I have downloaded and I am prompted with the following dialogue. If I enter my username and password, being user that has administrator privileges, and press ...
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accessing Keychain Access from terminal - OSX

I am on OSX and using my terminal to access my Keychain Access. So I use this command security find-internet-password -a myaccount -s myservice -g and it works correctly but before I can get the ...
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Apple ID - Security questions reset

When I'm logging in my Apple ID (https://appleid.apple.com/account/home) in the tab "Password and Security" there are security questions, just like this article says: ...
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Someone else registered my e-mail as their Apple ID

Someone has opened an account with an Apple ID in a domain that I own. I did not open it. I am absolutely sure I did not. It is {my name}@{my surname}.com. So needless to say, I want the Apple ID ...
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How can I check USB drive contents safely?

I would like to check the contents of a USB stick drive from a not-quite trusted source (my sister): is there a safe way to do this in OSX 10.9.5 or 10.10.1?
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My iMac has been hacked via sshd. What now?

My iMac runs Mac OS X Yosimite 10.10.1 I accidentally had "Remote Login" enabled in my Mac's system preferences, so the sshd was running. I just notified in Little Snitch's network monitor window, ...
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App Store keeps asking for admin password

I periodically get the following dialog box on my MacBook, running OS 10.9.5: App Store is trying to install Apple-provided software. Type an administrator's name and password to allow this. I ...
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Trash folder is not emptying because of the P ͎̮͉͍ͨ̈́̾̈́A ͎̮͉͍ͨ̈́̾̈́I ͎̮͉͍ͨ̈́̾̈́N ͎̮͉͍ͨ̈́̾̈́.jpg file

When I cd ~/.Trash in the terminal, it shows that there is a folder Downloads, and inside the Downloads folder, another folder Reactions, and inside Reactions, there is a file called Shutting down ...
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Is there any way to run Network Link Condition from a Standard User account?

There is a known issue in Network Link Conditioner where if you install it in the normal way (Xcode > Open Developer Tool > More Developer Tools > Install Hardware Tools) it will run from an Admin ...
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Can iPad be hacked if password's security is questionable?

Is it possible for a "family member" that knows my passwords and has had access to my iPad to control my iPad from a different location? ....Camera or even turn off my iPad completely? Recently my ...
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How can I use wifi only for handoff?

Ok OSX wizards... I have a dilemma. In order to use handoff/continuity at work I need to connect my Mac and iPad/iPhone to the same wifi network. Moreover, I also need to be connected to the ...
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FaceTime on my MacBook

I just noticed that my camera light was on on my MacBook. I looked down at my dashboard and it said 9 users were on my FaceTime. I freaked and shut it down. Now is there anyway I can find out who was ...
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Little Snitch reports outgoing connections from Mach Kernel — am I infected?

I monitor all my traffic using Little Snitch. Recently, I've noticed strange IP addresses making connections to the "mach_kernel" process. Most of these IP addresses seem to originate from other ...
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Is my Mac partition secure if it has FileVault 2 but the Boot Camp partition is unencrypted?

With a Macbook Pro Retina running OS X 10.10 and Boot Camp Windows 7, my Mac HD is encrypted with FileVault 2 and the Boot Camp partition is unencrypted. Does this weaken the security of the Mac HD ...
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Internet Sharing abnormal password request

My Mac lost ethernet connection yesterday briefly whilst Internet Sharing was running. I rebooted. Internet Sharing wasn't accepting connections at all. I deleted the relevant files in: ...
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How to securely erase an arbitrary SATA drive, utilizing the drive firmware to do so?

The problem with using Disk Utility or dd if=/dev/zero to erase a disk is that: It applies unnecessary wear to SSD drives. It sends the drive's capacity worth of zeroes over the drive's interface. ...
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How did a process with an url as a name executed at my macos?

Is it some sort of chrome malfunction? - The process seems inactive, it has "http://www.imore.com/, ..." as the name, with a lego-like plugin icon, a default icon I suspect it might have been an ...
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Blocked sign-in attempt to Google Account

This morning I had an email in my Inbox from Google saying "We recently blocked a sign-in attempt to your Google Account (Date & Time: Saturday, January 10, 2015 3:01:26 AM UTC Location: Oxford, ...
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Manipulate incoming HTML data

My ISP, injects JavaScript code into every website I visit. Is there a way to filter all incoming traffic in OS X and remove that injected code?
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Trim Enabler w/disabled kext signing - is it possible to get warning of or track source of kext installs? - security with kext-signing disabled

The goal is to track when kexts are installed and determine whence kexts came. For instance TRIM is disabled for 3rd party drives in OS X Yosemite. To use a utility like Trim Enabler one must disable ...
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How to block certain IP/MAC Address that access your WiFi Network ?

I can see people access into my Wifi by going into AirportUtility Here is a list of people that are connected to Wifi at the moment. There're 2 of them in there that I'm not sure - how they get in ...
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Is there any way to encrypt content in clipboard?

Is there any way to encrypt content in clipboard to provide more security and protection from malicious software?
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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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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

Before reading this long question, please note that it is mostly outdated in light of the more recent developments reflected by the top answer. Unfortunately Apple has decided to create kext signing ...
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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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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 ...