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If other people use only the guest account, then they have no privileges to install anything. I have added another account (beside the admin and guest account) which I use for daily work. The reason: sometimes someone ask me if he can use my computer for a short moment, and this way I do not have to switch to the guest account. And because this third ...


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Yes, you can change the binary, or even change the Info.plist, but like changing the binary you make will need to do this again each time the app is updated. There's no way to do this without changing the app in a way that won't be overwritten when it's updated. You can automatically make your changes with a Launch Agent. Save the following in ...


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FileVault should use whatever is the current password for your account. When you change your user accounts password, FileVault will be updated with the new password. We can get what you want -- a long FileVault password and a short user account password -- by creating two user accounts. When you first enable FileVault, only the user account that you use ...


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YES. You should be 'paranoid' about this. I had a quick fix to my laptop- no need to get into my files. They ended up taking an extra day... Well long story short, I went back to grab my recent work files and found they weren't there. The recent files were all of my private pictures and information.I was able to check the history & found that my files ...


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I ended up using a second Mac to do a scan with the questionable machine booted into target disk mode. My actual scanning procedure was 0) (done before using target disk mode) update system and apps on both machines to current versions 1) compare files on both machines using this script: DIRS=(Applications Library mach_kernel bin "private/etc" sbin usr); ...


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To expand on @Martin's suggestion of using a non-admin account for day-to-day operations: you can convert your existing account to a non-admin, and save the trouble of switching to a new account: Create a new administrator account (in System Preferences -> Users & Groups) Log out of your regular account, then log in as the new admin Open System ...


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The system's quarantine feature is a good security measure so I would not recommend this to everyone, but if you are confident in the files you download and run on your system then one option is to disable quarantining altogether. To do this, open the Terminal and run the following command, then reboot the system: defaults write com.apple.LaunchServices ...


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Here is a receipe for someone already knowing Macports or willing to start with: Create a brand new admin user, and login with it Install the latest C compiler through Xcode Install MacPorts: https://www.macports.org/ (2.3.0) Install clamav (0.98.3) and chkrootkit (0.49) Run both tools: /usr/bin/sudo /opt/local/bin/clamscan --bell -l ~/tmp/clam.`date ...


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The answer to that question is correct, but there are some nuances. Screen Sharing server supports 4 authentication types: Mac OS X user login / password Apple ID Request for observe / control ("Anyone may request permission to control screen") VNC password ("VNC viewers may control screen with password") Whenever the built-in Screen Sharing client ...



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