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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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Viruses are so 80s. The big money is user information, this is where big companies make a lot of money , like google ads. Also Known As , Spyware. Viruses started as a joke , a prank, a way for coders to have fun. Viruses flourished on Microsoft platforms like DOS and Windows because Microsoft never really cared about its customers other than how to sell ...


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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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First I thought if was related to a full trash can that would not empty! My computer has been making a un identified shutter sound for some time. I noticed it always went off when I opened Outlook mail or hit send and receive! As well as other times when I was not pointing at anything with my mouse. It was disturbing! Today I sought an apple professional ...


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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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File vault 2 uses a master password(probably your long/strong password), but it also allows for any enabled user to unlock the system drive, strong password or not. The only users that you can't enable to unlock the drive are users with no password. I remember a while back reading a file vault vulnerability where an attacker would compromise a apple id ...


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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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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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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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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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Individual apps from the App Store can't be passcode protected in this way without jailbreaking which you mentioned you don't want to do. You may be able to use restrictions, but you will need to go to Settings each time to enable/disable access, and restrictions are only available for certain pre-installed apps and features.


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You can just remove Screen Sharing server's helper tools from here: /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/screensharingd.bundle/Contents/Support/* Quick check didn't show anything bad for the rest of server functions. Please note that after an OS X update these helpers might be resurrected.


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so after googeling around based on the suggestions above, I am faced with the following situation: Parts of my data are encrpyted by default with apple passcode but most of it is not encrypted: fotos chat history form skype, facebook E-Mail and SMS A small possibility is to remote wipe the phone, if it has not previously jailbreaked or opened...



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