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What point is there in using an everyday non-admin account on OS X?

This piece of advice is old but is coming back into fashion. I have seen it a lot recently, on a number of Mac websites or forums. "Your ‘everyday’ user account should not be an admin account. It ...
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iRat Client in El Capitan Logs?

MacBook Air - Early 2014, OS 10.11.3 Hello, found this in my CoreTelephonyTraceScratch logs and found it concerning, based on some limited google results. I do not have an iOS device that I connect ...
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Flash Local Shared Object storage security issue?

I have encountered some strange behavior when navigating through the flash Local Shared Object folders on my computer running OS X version 10.11.5 The behavior is as follows: Navigate to the base ...
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How do I force my MacBook Air into “hibernation” mode?

I have a MacBookAir3,2 (late 2010) running 10.9.3. I want to be able to force the machine to immediately go into "hibernation" mode, but it seems impossible. The usual answer that I have seen is ...
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original id not an actual email.mistake missing one letter [on hold]

bought an I phone 5s. came to work and co workers ask if I ever used one .and helped set me up. forward three years my phone says I have to activate it. I look up my id and the last password and ...
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This Apple ID has been disabled for security reasons — more info?

I recently got a "This Apple ID has been disabled for security reasons" message on all my apple devices. I've have since performed the obligatory password reset process and everything seems to be in ...
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Dynamic list of unknown shared computers appearing on wired computer

I recently setup an old Macbook Pro with OS X Server (El Capitan) and via ethernet connected it to my Airport Extreme. My network is secured with WPA2 personal and a diceware-generated password that ...
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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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An unknown computer is – sometimes – shown in my Finder

In the attached picture you can see the name of an unknown computer (desktop-aqnpumc) in my network. "Delat" means shared and SuperNova is my own TimeCapsule which is shown in Finder. I cannot ...
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Is the lock screen PIN secure enough when sending in for repair?

The button on my wife's iPhone 4 has become unresponsive and I would like to get it repaired. Like most people, the phone contains important emails, documents and photos which she would not like to ...
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Change security question without calling apple

I just submitted a gift card on my apple id and wanted to purchase an app. After pressing buy it asked me to enter my security questions because it's my first time and I have forgot them. I have ...
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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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Enterprise iPad: Limit which wifi network can connect to

I'm looking for a policy setting or a creative solution here. Is there a way to restrict the wifi networks an iOS device can connect to? We have business issued iPads, but are worried that they can be ...
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Can someone who registered my iPhone read all my text messages?

My ex-husband registered my iPhone and I have found out he has been using Apple iCloud storage to check up on my every move. Will he have been able to read all my personal text messages? And is ...
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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 can I open a .pkg file manually?

Some applications come in .pkg files, and ask for you administrator password, even if all they do is copy the binary to /Applications. I like to have my applications in ~/Applications, and I do not ...
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How do I verify a certificate when installing it on iOS?

I am installing a self-created certificate authority SSL cert onto a modern (iOS-9.3.2, iPod6) iOS device. It is self-signed and obtained over an untrusted transport. In normal, e.g. desktop, ...
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OSX Firewall 10.11 keeps getting turned off

For some time, several months at least, my inbuilt Firewall (OSX 10.11.x Application Level Firewall as available via Security and Privacy Preferences) keeps on getting turned off. It will be on for "...
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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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Forcing `open` command to open unsigned app?

I've got my Security preferences set to allow apps downloaded from "Mac App Store and identified developers." When I try to open an unsigned app: open xyz.app I see the following: Usually, I ...
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How do I create a passwordless keychain?

How can I create passwordless keychain on OS X? Specifically, I'm wondering if it's possible to sign application without keychain storing p12 and developer certificates Using 10.7.1 OS X
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How can I see a list of apps that have the ability to record my keyboard history?

How can I see a list of programs/services that have the ability to record my keyboard history? My goal is to prevent programs from recording my keyboard history without root privilege. I cannot seem ...
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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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Non-existing URLs redirect to “searchguide - level 3” in Safari

I typed a URL in Safari to check whether a domain name had been registered or not, and was redirected to this page: (here I made the test with "http://fegiuebnfuybzh.com", a random string of ...
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How to reset to default permissions

During development and debugging I have changed permissions of various files and folders using chown and chmod on my local system (I didnt maintain the list of changes). Now that I have fixed the ...
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Can't delete keychain items with UI, but command line works fine

When using the Keychain Access app, I am often unable to delete an Web form password item. I have tried hitting the delete key and going to Edit > Delete. In both cases, nothing happens, there is no ...
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Apple Mail doesn't show when a mail is encrypted (using S/MIME)

I have recently started using S/MIME since we got a certificate from our school and are advised to use it when possible. I am using El Capitan 10.11.4. The encryption and decryption process ITSELF ...
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How to upgrade OpenSSL in OS X?

Today the heartbleed OpenSSL exploit was announced in the wild, which allows an attacker to surreptitiously detect and steal private server keys (allowing them to MitM and decrypt your encrypted data ...
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Does someone know my (old) Apple ID password?

Today, I suddenly got the following message on my iPod: Question 1: Does this mean that someone has entered my Apple ID password, or are there other situations where this dialog is triggered? ...
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How do I obtain a list of all the passwords stored in Keychain Access?

My MacBook was stolen. I have a new Mac with all the data restored from my AirPort Time Capsule, including all the passwords that were on the stolen MacBook. Is there way to list all the passwords ...
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How to Limit Wifi Connection to Only One Application?

I need to connect to open Wifi network but I do not want all my applications access internet with it. Only one internet browser. I am using at the moment VPN Service PrivateInternetAccess.com (PIA). ...
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Do you really need antivirus software for Mac OS X? [duplicate]

Do Macs and Apple laptops need security software, or is OS X safe to use without antivirus? Recently I got free antivirus for Mac from Comodo. It works perfect?
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Transparent locked screen

On my iMac, I keep a lot of supervision windows (displaying alarms and trends). These windows lead to priviledged access to very sensitive equipments. I would like to protect this iMac from any ...
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How does Twitter or Vine remember login credentials in between of installations?

If you install Twitter, or Vine, equally, then you log in, then uninstall the app, then install it again, it somehow appears already logged in. I've got several ideas about how this might work, but ...
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How can I tell if my iOS device is currently jailbroken?

How can I find out if my iOS device has been jailbroken (with a drive-by exploit for example)? Is there an app for that?
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Dump iCloud keychain in Terminal

I failed to find the path to iCloud keychain to do just security dump-keychain - the iCloud keychain isn't shown when I try security list-keychains. What is the path to that keychain (or, if it cannot ...
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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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Does iOS have a firewall?

Does iOS support a built-in firewall like Mac OS X does? I don't see anything about it in Settings.
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Can I block ports and network traffic when using Personal Hotspot?

I would like to block ports and network traffic when using my jailbroken iOS device as a Personal Hotspot. The reason is I don't want my backup program, computer updates, or any high bandwidth usage ...
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In which part of iOS is the auto-erase feature implemented and how does it work?

I followed the Apple vs FBI case a bit, and I'm super curious how Apple implemented the auto-erase feature. Reading their documentation, it seems like it is as simple as erasing a key that is used to ...
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Does an iPhone require the users password after being reset via the “search my iPhone” utility?

I wanted to sell my old broken iPhone but was reluctant because of the data stored on it. I couldn't reset it because it wouldn't power on. So the buyer said I could just reset it via the utility so ...
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Issue with deleting user account

I want to delete a user account before selling my machine, so I chose the secure delete account option in System Preferences > Users & Groups. I think I saw a progress bar at first as it was ...
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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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Security Settings Don't Stick

I've been trying to change my security settings to let apps downloaded from anywhere open. Or to at least open the app I want. Neither seem to be working. I don't get the verification to open the ...
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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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Does FileVault 2 also encrypt my free disk space?

Does FileVault 2 encrypt my free disk space as well as the deleted files that may linger on there? I ask this because I am selling my MacBook Pro and want to sell it but I'm not sure how to securely ...
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Lock iPhone 6s app with passcode or fingerprint

I want further secure apps which contain private information (for example: Google Photos which contain all my photos till date), with passcode or fingerprint. What is the best way to achieve this?
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How to stop remote connection/intrusion

First of all, I am new to Apple and not a very technical person. Please bare with me. A person within my network got access to my MacBook Pro through Wifi, and somehow now he can connect remotely. ...
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Add command to sudo in OS X - or how to fix a major security inconsistency in OS X

OS X provides Keychain Access, which is a great way to save passwords of varying apps and websites. When you want to view a password via the Keychain Access GUI, you are asked the admin password. ...
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SSH keybased authentication using smartcard

I originally posted this on Information Security but am hoping to attract an answer here since this is OSX specific. So I'm fairly new to more secure forms of key management, I've been used to ...