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Can iPad be hacked if password's security is questionable? Yes. Everything may have been configured on your iPad so as to access and control it remotely and from everywhere. Change your password. Change this password on every other place or computer you were using this spoiled password. Check that every form of sharing setting wasn't turned on.


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Perhaps it is not possible because you file is in an folder that is located in the download folder? Place back the files on your desktop, open the folder 'downloads' and delete what's in that folder. Try to empty your trash can now.


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This answer may not really answer the question but provide some information what might had happened. I've downloaded the torrent with 4Chan pictures containing the Pain.jpg and two other pics with hebrew chars. Here is the diabolic culprit ;-) ls -aBeil shows: mymac:Reactions user$ ls -aBeil ls: P ͎̮͉͍ͨ̈́̾̈́A ͎̮͉͍ͨ̈́̾̈́I ͎̮͉͍ͨ̈́̾̈́N ͎̮͉͍ͨ̈́̾̈́.jpg: ...


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Security updates are for your security. Unpatched systems are first to be attacked when a new exploit is discovered. Of course, if you were running in an admin account, these could all be done silently. As you're not, someone has to authenticate every time. Switch off all updates… in all accounts… Sign out of the App Store… in all accounts…


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Sounds like it could be an illegal file name. Boot into single user mode, try running fsck -f Boot into Recovery Mode, run Disk Utility from there and select "Repair Disk"


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Try following the steps outlined in Apple's support document on this subject.Many of the items in the document are included in the suggestions here, but they offer some items to try for severe cases such as yours. Rather than repeat them all here, its best to simply refer to this well written document on the subject. http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201583 ...


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Right click on the trash can, while holding down the Command key. An option 'Secure Empty Trash' will appear. Select this. Hopefully it will empty the trash folder for you.


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First, cd into the Reactions folder: cd ~/.Trash/Reactions Then, type rm, a space, then the tab key. This should autocomplete the first file in the directory. If it does, you should be able to press return to delete the offending file.


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Try and move the folder Downloads out of the trash Then run in terminal: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool yes;osascript -e "tell application \"finder\" to quit";osascript -e "tell application \"finder\" to activate" This will allow you to see hidden files in the Finder GUI file system. If you can see the ...jeg file in the ...


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In normal use, the rm command is for removing files, and the rmdir command is for removing folders. rm will refuse to remove a folder, and rmdir will refuse to remove a file. And even then, rmdir won't remove a folder that contains anything beyond the artificial links to . and ... Both of these limitations can be overcome by providing the -r switch (short ...


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Boot the system into Single User mode by powering off and holding Command+S. Then when you see bash3.2# type in /sbin/mount -uw / to mount the filesystem as readwrite. Then, cd /Users/<your username>/ to move to your home directory rm -rf .Trash to force delete the trash directory mkdir .Trash to recreate the trash directory chmod 700 .Trash to set ...


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Assuming you have the Find my iPad enabled, one can use that feature (from another device while knowing your password) to lock it remotely. Activation Lock. Activation Lock is designed to prevent anyone from using your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch if you ever lose your device. It starts working the moment you turn on Find My iPhone. From then on, ...


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This seemed to have fixed itself over a period of time, that or a Repair HD permissions and a reboot fixed it, however that remains untested so I can't concur that it was the repair that fixed it.


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Yes - if you ask if Mac HD was safe. The Bootcamp partition, however, is not. Any attacker could easily gain access to your Windows system or any other unencrypted partition on your drive. Make sure not to store sensitive information there (e.g. WiFi password, etc.). But normally the bootcamp partition does not contain information compromising the security ...


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This is quite easy. Open wireless networking and remove the password for any/all networks you don't want to join and then toggle the Wi-Fi off and wait a dozen seconds or so before turning it on again. The Wireless radio will be on and ready for handoff or AirDrop but not joined to any network/SSID. The computer will work fine with wired ethernet and a ...


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Facetime is a 1:1 system. So, you can only be connected to 1 person. It's more likely the app had gotten run as bassplayer7 suggested and the green light just indicated that your camera was in use by an application. The 9 may have referred to the number of people in your address book you can Facetime with or that there are 9 recents in the recents list.


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It is a possible back door since not complete disk is encrypted. The second issue with FileVault 2 is that it only encrypts the startup drive. If you have additional drives or partitions, including a Windows partition created with Boot Camp, they will remain unencrypted. For these reasons, FileVault 2 may not meet the stringent security ...


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This is not entirely true. If you do not remove your iCloud account from your old device, it will remain with that device. Our company sold our fleet of Mac Air's and a few had iCloud set up. These machines were all wiped and re-imaged, then sold. The new users never set up iCloud so that account is blank. HOWEVER, we still had access to those sold machines ...


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There are three ways of dealing with it: OS X provides good userland access to any USB device, so if one wished to bundle hdparm with a USB storage driver, it'd be possible to use hdparm on USB-connected devices to perform secure erasure. Alternatively, you could write a kernel driver to expose this functionality to the userland. Finally, you can use a ...


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I get a camera shutter sound every 10-15 min. I went in Accessibility to check everything was turned off…and... I turned off/unchecked all notifications with sounds. Let's see if that works.


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When I tried to create a new apple ID using my email I was told that an account under that username or email already exists. So when I requested to change password I received an email in Vietnamese addressed to someone else. So I can confirm that someone can create an apple ID using anyone's email address.


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@carfish: so you buy a car without ABS braking, because it is safe because before modern cars there was no ABS?? @samric: the french trick is a hack: they just change the name inside the SSD into Apple name. Obviously that will only be a shortlived "solution" because it is illegal. In general: Trim for non-apple SSDs is not wise: there is a (small) chance ...


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to easily disallow any or all others from accessing your network, change your network password in Airport Utility. there's no need to block or allow IPs or MAC addresses IF there's trust for those with password access. open AU select your primary device it should open a new window with the Base Station tab selected by default enter or change password ...


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I'm not sure of any Mac programs, but try calling up your ISP (Internet Service Provider) and they might be able to block those devices. It's worth a shot.


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On your airport extreme you can block certain mac address for good with "No Access". In your airports configuration go to the "Network" tab and check "Enable Access Control", then click on "Timed Access Control". Then on the top add the mac address you want to prohibit and give it a description. Towards the bottom, On the "Wireless Access Time" drop ...


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Hold down Option key while clicking on the wifi icon in your menu bar. Then select "Disconnect " - I'm using Mavericks. Not sure what version this was introduced into.


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It is true that disabling the kext signing is global, but before Yosemite, it did not exist at all, so compared to a pre-10.10 setup you do not lose security. The only thing you need to do is make sure every driver you install can be trusted (and how often does one install drivers). I would simply use TRIM enabler, it has not created problems for me. For ...


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Once a keylogger/trojan/etc. managed to run on your system,encrypting the clipboard techniques don't protect your system. Preventing evil code from running on your system in the first place is a much better approach.


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If you wish new folders at the top level of your home folder to by default be non-readable by anyone but you, add the following two ACLs to your home folder. DO NOT PROPAGATE PERMISSIONS. The first ACL makes all new folders unreadable, unwritable, and unsearchable by everyone. The second ACL makes an exception for you. Be sure to enter them in this order, so ...


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This is the standard permissions configuration. The root of your home folder is global read, but standard OS X folders within such as Desktop and Documents should be global no access. Feel free to set the permissions of other folders which you create in the root of your home folder to match the permissions on the standard folders. If you wish new folders ...


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When it reconnects to a network it will go in lost mode and start deleting the files, but if the thief doesn't connect to one then all of your data will still be on the device. You shouldn't have removed it from your iCloud account because now if the person restores the device before connecting it to a network because now the phone can be restored and iCloud ...


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It was really wrong that you have choosen to remove device from account. If you have passcode on it your data is probably safe but since you have removed it from your account it can now be restored as new without any iCloud lock whatsoever.


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You need to add this http://www.startssl.com/certs/sub.class2.client.ca.crt certificate to your OS X keychain. After that your messages will contains both of certificates.


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See iOS Security, pp30–32: iMessage Apple iMessage is a messaging service for iOS devices and Mac computers. iMessage supports text and attachments such as photos, contacts, and locations. Messages appear on all of a user’s registered devices so that a conversation can be continued from any of the user’s devices. iMessage makes extensive use ...


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Actually, during the whole Privacy snafu thanks to Edward Snowden, iMessage has proved resilient and one of the better encrypted workflows according to NSA. the NSA even took it to the government asking them to force Apple to dumb down its protocols so it's not so effective. However, if you are using iMessage on your Mac then there is an option that allows ...


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As mentioned elsewhere in answers, you can't take the compiled NTP binaries from 10.8 and try to use them on 10.6. You would need versions compiled on 10.6. Other answers mentioned how to compile them. It requires downloading the source code, the patch, and having Xcode installed. If you want to save a few steps, compiled patched versions of the files ...


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I've not dug into the documentation of the breach in detail. Normally ntp makes periodic queries to servers to get a correction. Once the drift of the local clock is established these queries aren't frequent. Most firewalls are configured to ignore request packets from the outside. Ntp I think uses UDP which is nominally stateless. Typically a firewall ...


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A more straightforward approach is here...been out for a while, and uses far fewer commands and steps: http://www.macissues.com/2014/12/24/how-to-manually-patch-ntp-for-os-x-10-6-and-10-7/


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If you have SL 10.8 installed on your mac, then download and install xcode version 3.2 for SL 785.1MB. it works. Open a terminal window then copy and paste this: pbpaste | cut -c 2- | sh, then type this in the same terminal window: clear (you have cleared the window). After that copy all this lines but DON´T PASTE ANYTHING YET (this is step 3): sudo ...



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