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Status Apple has released Bash security fixes for Shellshock and related vulnerabilities as "OS X bash Update 1.0". They can be installed through normal system update for people using OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5 or OS X Mavericks v10.9.5 (they are included in Security Update 2014-005) and can also be installed manually. Official Apple fixes are also ...


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Yes you are technically vulnerable. So if you feel like panicking or billing a panicked client for a few hours of panic work, go for it! But the reality is unless you allow SSH access from remote connections or a web server that runs server side scripting, you are not at risk. You are only truly vulnerable if someone you do not know can remotely access your ...


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Yes! Type this in your shell env x='() { :;}; echo vulnerable' bash -c 'echo hello' If it says vulnerable then you are vulnerable. If it says bash: warning: x: ignoring function definition attempt bash: error importing function definition for `x' hello then you are good. Edit: link to the fix


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Pasteboard is handled by pbs process on OS X. Things which are copied are stored inside pbs address space. More about that is on Apple Pasteboard Server article. Whether the data is transferred between objects in the same application or two different applications, in a Cocoa application the interface is the same—an NSPasteboard object accesses a shared ...


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Rebuild LaunchServices to Fix Duplicate Entries in OS X’s ‘Open With’ Menu To fix this, we need to reset OS X’s LaunchServices database. As is the case with most actions in OS X, there are multiple ways to accomplish this task, but the fastest is to simply use a Terminal command. From that article- Copy following in to your Terminal ...


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Macports This gets you a bash version 4.3.28(1) which patched both vulnerabilities (CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169) as well as some subsequently discovered ones. This is useful if you have changed shells to use Macports bash to get the version 4 features. It will not solve the issue of standard OS scripts as the have #!/bin/sh or #!/bin/bash as the first ...


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NOTE regarding the official Apple OS X bash Update 1.0: This software update only brings the official Apple bash version to 3.2.53. The 3.2.54 patch revision offers the following change: This patch changes the encoding bash uses for exported functions to avoid clashes with shell variables and to avoid depending only on an environment variable's ...


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Open Keychain Access from /Applications/Utilities and search for AirPort. All the network passwords are listed as 'AirPort network password' entries. Double-click an entry, then select Show Password and enter your login password to view it.


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For anyone struggling with compiling from source, as of September 29th, Apple has officially released patches for Mac OS X 10.9.5, 10.8.5 as well as 10.7.5: OS X bash Update 1.0 – OS X Mavericks OS X bash Update 1.0 – OS X Mountain Lion OS X bash Update 1.0 - OS X Lion


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It's not directly that Apple doesn't want you to do so, it's more that older OS versions are lacking the drivers etc. required for hardware which wasn't even known at the time the older OS was released. The most obvious example for this in your case is the Retina display (and the graphics driver required for it), there are probably a lot more parts including ...


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Unless it was a BTO (Built-To-Order), it's likely coming out of a warehouse or shipping container that was packed pre-Yosemite and those boxes aren't opened to update the OS. Yosemite is a free upgrade, so just upgrade the OS when you first power up the machine and there won't be any difference between your system and one that left the factory with ...


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Requirements iPhone/ iPad running iOS8 Mac running OS X 10.10 Yosemite How to Record iPhone/iPad Screen on OS X Yosemite Connect the iPhone/iPad to Mac via USB Open the QuickTime Player on the Mac Select File > New Movie Recording Quicktime will default select iSight camera, click on the arrow alongside the record button to select the ...


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I am encountering the same issue after upgrading to Yosemite yesterday. Apple Technical Support said, and I quote: Yikes, sounds like some pretty significant display issues with this recent upgrade. Troubleshooting Steps (That did nothing) Over a day four days of working on the issue, a Senior Apple Technical Advisor and an Engineer had me work ...


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This is a long-standing bug in OS X. You can fix it with lsregister: /Sy*/L*/Fr*/CoreS*/F*/L*/S*/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user


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Think about it this way, OP. When Snow Leopard was released in 2009, it had no way to know how to "talk" to a 13" MacBook Pro Retina which would be released 4 years later. It doesn't know how to drive the video card, the network card, even the logic board to some extent. You would rightly expect kernel panics and other weirdness. That said, you can still ...


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As Mateusz pointed out, there's no file with this information. However, you can use pbcopy and pbpaste to manipulate the pasteboard. For example, ls | pbcopy will copy the output (stdout) of ls to the pasteboard. Man page for pbcopy.


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First, you don't need to do this unless you are are offering web services to the public internet from your Mac. If you are not, wait until there is an official security update from Apple. However, if you are offering web services, you might want to update. Official Patch Apple has released an Official Bash Security Update Here Checking whether you are ...


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Macs don't use Bash for DHCP, so that particular vulnerability does not apply. Unless you run a vulnerable web server or have restricted remote access accounts, it's not worth the trouble to recompile Bash on OS X.


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I killed storeagent and com.apple.appstore.PluginXPCService in Activity Monitor and App Store started working.


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I have such problems as well. Mac App Store in China is very horrible, and I failed to download it from App Store trying for a whole day. So I download from torrent sites. You can search for Yosemite with any kind of torrent search engine. Carefully read the title so that you do not download the wrong version (like the developer preview or beta version). ...


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Best way to do this is to enable the debug menu for the app store. Do this: 1) open terminal 2) run this command from terminal: defaults write com.apple.appstore ShowDebugMenu -bool true 3) restart the app store. 4) go to the the app store debug menu and reveal the download folder. You can delete the whole thing from finder. 5) log out and back in to ...


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Click the green button or press CMD, CTRL & F simultaneously. To resize window, simply double-click window bar.


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You can limit access to specific apps via the Parental Controls in: System Prefs > Users & Groups > Guest User then click the Open Parental Controls. It may take some configuration to get all the services working. But I've logged into guest having disabled Little Snitch and it hasn't opened. It worked fine when I logged back into my account.


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In System Preferences > Accessibility > Display, enable the "Reduce Transparency" option. (Note, though, that that disables transparency across the whole system; it doesn't seem like it's possible to disable the transparency just for the menu bar anymore.)


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There are three things to a "file" on POSIX filesystems: The set of data blocks - the file's actual contents. The inode, which is a structure that holds the list of said blocks, and some metadata (size, ownership, permissions, link count, and some others). One or more directory entries, which contain a name and an inode number (and other things) What you ...


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Using currency calculator directly in Spotlight by typing in a number and a currency. Spotlight is automatically showing the most used conversions.


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Sign a PDF document with your Trackpad. When you open up a PDF, you can click on the new Markup Icon, and then choose "Sign". You can choose between a file or create a new Signature. After you chose "New Signature", you can use your Trackpad to write your Signature.


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Dark mode Open system preferences, go to generals and tick use dark menu bar and dock Now the dock, menu bar, spotlight and other UI elements are dark. It's not a secret feature but not so easy to turn on.


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The current version of Xcode doesn’t support Swift for OS X… yet. The App Store update description says: * NOTE: Swift support for OS X is coming in a future Xcode update So you'll either have to download the beta version from http://developer.apple.com/xcode/downloads or wait for support to be added for the release channel.


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I had this problem too, the best thing you can do is replace the harddrive since it will eventually break beyond repair. Macs are quite sensitive to faulty hdd's so there is a good chance you can still use the drive as external drive and get your data from it. so: Replace the drive yourself if you can (ifixit) or have it replaced Get a hard drive enclosure ...



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