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


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.
Sep
16
revised How can I get the iPhone Podcast app to resume playback after extended stop?
Edited title to be a descriptive question.
Sep
16
answered How can I get the iPhone Podcast app to resume playback after extended stop?
Sep
13
revised Are there better in-ear headphones than Apple's?
added 7 characters in body
Sep
13
answered Are there better in-ear headphones than Apple's?
Jul
26
comment How do I retain my photo edits when opening the files in other apps?
What app did you use to make edits?
Jul
23
revised Insert code blocks in the body of emails
Linked to archived version of referenced article.
Jul
23
comment USB Pluggable speakers for Macbook Pro 13" Late 2011?
Most likely the analog/digital selector switch in your audio out port (aka headphone jack) is stuck. You may be able to free it by plugging and unplugging a set of headphones repeatedly. You might also try a small amount of electrical contact cleaner applied via headphone plug, toothpick or defuzzed cotton swab. See also The headphone jack on my MacBook Pro just stopped working…
Jul
23
revised Using PhotoStream on the Mac for pics transfer
Added Apple KB reference
Jul
23
answered Using PhotoStream on the Mac for pics transfer
Jul
3
awarded  lion
Jun
27
comment Insert code blocks in the body of emails
Yes, I use Brett's Markdown Services constantly.
Jun
18
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
18
awarded  Nice Answer
May
14
comment Using Photo Stream and ICloud
I'm running out the door but the short answer to the overall question is "yes, this will work" (for a reasonable quantity of photos--per service restrictions). I followed this same procedure last fall Camera > iPad >>Photostream>> Aperture (running on my Mac) and all my photos (Raw, plus processed jpegs) were in the library when I returned home.
May
14
comment Using Photo Stream and ICloud
While this question would benefit from some rephrasing, I don't see it as being overly problematic. The four sub questions all apply to the main topic: Will vacation photos dumped to an iPad be transferred to my home computer via Photostream?