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Freelance Macintosh Support. Work. Wander. Rest when I can twitter: @jaberg


Sep
19
revised If I restore my Iphone will my photostreams be deleted?
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Sep
19
answered If I restore my Iphone will my photostreams be deleted?
Sep
19
revised Why can't I log in to Messages using my preferred Apple ID
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Sep
19
revised Why can't I log in to Messages using my preferred Apple ID
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Sep
19
revised Why can't I log in to Messages using my preferred Apple ID
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Sep
19
answered Why can't I log in to Messages using my preferred Apple ID
Sep
19
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Sep
19
asked Why can't I log in to Messages using my preferred Apple ID
Sep
18
comment Is it normal for iOS updates to fail or to take hours on launch day?
Initially I saw a 20 minute time for the iPad download. It's down to about 14 minutes now--10 minutes or so later. Seems up to par given my network—and that I'm pulling both iPhone and iPad downloads simutaneously.
Sep
18
answered Is it normal for iOS updates to fail or to take hours on launch day?
Sep
18
comment Why should I use something other than Parallels
It would be helpful to better understand why Parallels isn't meeting your needs in order to suggest something that is better.
Sep
18
answered Why should I use something other than Parallels
Sep
17
revised Checking the security over WLAN
Typo
Sep
17
revised Checking the security over WLAN
Added link to Apple Security guides.
Sep
17
revised Checking the security over WLAN
Changed MAC to Mac
Sep
17
comment Checking the security over WLAN
TL;DR you're asking folks here to craft answers that could easily take an hour or more based on something you read on the internet. Again, sorry if I seem negative, I bear you no ill will. I just lack the bandwidth necessary to pull a good, answerable question out of this and am miserably failing in helping you to do the same. Best regards!
Sep
17
comment Checking the security over WLAN
but I wouldn't follow the guidelines blindly as some measues significantly decrease the usability of your Mac. By the way, while it is somewhat pedantic to point this out, in Security terms securing a MAC (Media Access Control address) is very different than securing a Mac(intosh) computer. Your inadvertent misuse gives me the impression that your fear is reaction to a single post from an un-vetted source and not the careful assessment of the real risks that a security review requires.
Sep
17
comment Checking the security over WLAN
One specific comment: if someone gains access to a password it's game over. The only protection is to use strong passwords. You could disable remote access but you're still vulnerable to physical attack. I'm sorry if I come off as negative and I suspect English might not be your primary language, which makes this more difficult, but the question as written is extremely vague and would require a book to answer. The Apple security guide would give you some ideas…
Sep
17
comment Checking the security over WLAN
The linked article reads like a paranoid rant about a BRFH situation and does little to clarify the question. I don't know what is real and what is confused-fantasy in the article. Bottom line, it is extremely difficult to "hack" a Mac over the network. There are exploits, but few give the type of total control the author claims. As we have no idea what the actual attack vector was—if there was an attack—it is impossible to recommend specific hardening steps.
Sep
17
comment Checking the security over WLAN
Please ask a complete, self-contained question using the article as a reference. If the linked article should disappear, future readers won't know what problem is being solved and the question as it stands would be difficult to search for.