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Getting spam on my Apple email from just one company

I have an email address that I only use for official communication with the Apple Corporation. I have no phone and have only used this address when registering my iPad and the payment mechanism for ...
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Someone in China tried to log into my AppleID account. What should I do?

I am a US citizen who volunteers for a human rights organization and noticed my iCloud account had a login attempt by someone in Nanchang, China I'm not sure if I should fear of my personal safety, ...
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Two-way firewall (outbound/inbound protection) in macOS

Does macOS have a two-way firewall (outbound/inbound protection) present?
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iPad 2 can't update past iOS 9.3.5

My brother gave me his iPad 2. It doesn't update to iOS 10. How can I get it to allow me to download apps like Netflix. I know Apple cancelled the older version on iPhone and iPad to not be able to be ...
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Is my mac being hacked by a user called Guatoan? And how can I remove this user?

I recently visited a website and on pressing a link another window automatically opened saying the website had found a virus on my laptop. Obviously this was a scam so I returned to the original ...
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Has my iPhone security been compromised?

I just had something really concerning happen to my iPhone 6s (iOS 11.3.1, I update my apps everyday, not jailbroken). I was on the YouTube app when the screen completely froze and the screen’s ...
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During Dictionary Attack, how can I Capture the attempted usernames and passwords?

I have several nefarious individuals attempting to gain access to my servers constantly with VNC, presumably using some kind of dictionary attack against the password. Is there a way to get a log of ...
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What are these two “Dialup Device”s that suddenly appeared on my Macbook Pro?

Today I have realized that there are two weird additions to the list of Network Devices on my Macbook Pro (High Sierra). It kind of freaks me out especially because of the weird non-latin characters ...
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Somebody with chinese username (hacker?) writes files into folder “users”, what's going on?

I'm the single user of my personal MacBook (macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 (17D102)), using it only inside my single apartment, not inside a network, not connected to anything beside my router, and a user ...
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How would I know if I’ve been hacked on a iphone 7+ [closed]

How do I know if my iPhone 7+ was hacked an what was used to hack i
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AppleScript - echo into openssl AES encryption - is there a way to crack/snoop thru logs?

Don't know if this question is better off here, or in the Linux world...but I need a decent answer.. :) I am using Applescript to pull data from fields in a spreadsheet or database, shove them ...
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Help with VNC (via school Wi-Fi) without consent? Opsec

I'm in a tough situation and am hoping you can help me out. As a student in California, USA, our teachers sometimes require us to sign on to the school's wireless network. Supposedly, they have an ...
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How vulnerable is 10.6 Snow Leopard to hacking?

My 2007 Mac Mini is used as a TV media device, for watching free-to-air TV channels and Youtube. It cannot be upgraded past 10.6.8. I read somewhere that older OS X can be vulnerable to unnoticed ...
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Does apple provide a message when “i” device is hacked

I recently used an app that was for live wallpapers and then got a pop up that made a beeping sound (like the typical bomb from movies). I read some reviews of the app which describe the message as a ...
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OSX High Sierra - Files and Folders show as empty/invisible in Finder, but are still there

I am running the latest version of High Sierra. Both my user Library/Application Support and main Library/Application Support are completely empty when opened in Finder (see screenshot). I was asked ...
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Can I modify defaults to get a website to popup when I hold down a letter on the keyboard?

You know how if you hold down 'i' on the keyboard you get î, ï, í, ī, į, and ì by selecting from number 1-6, well, what if I want, say, for example, igloo.com to pop up as a seventh option when I hold ...
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How can I tell if someone logged in to my macOS Sierra?

It seems as though the activity in my Console has been deleted. Is this possible? There is no data before the login that led me here tonight.
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Why do I have two Guest Users?

I'm kind of worried about the macOS (10.13 High Sierra) installed on my computer. I restarted my computer because it was misbehaving with Reminders (I logged out and in to iCloud to see if Continuity ...
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Will the iPhone X be innoculated against Blueborne?

I will definitely be purchasing an iPhone X when it is released, it looks like the greatest iPhone ever invented, however some folks I've talked to who really dislike Macs have stated that all iOS ...
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How can I check if my iCloud email address or Apple ID has been compromised?

We have 8 Apple IDs made up of 4 iCloud email addresses and 4 other email addresses. Is there an Apple service or other way for me to check if any of these addresses have been hacked?
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Iphone 7 Blocking numbers mysteriously

I’m having an issue with my iPhone 7 and I believe it’s been compromised. One of the phone numbers in my phone was mysteriously blocked and one happens to be the one phone number that shouldn’t be ...
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Can you tell if your Mac computer is infested with malware from the CIA?

On March 23rd 2017, news of the CIA having possibly infesting Mac computers with malware have been released by WikiLeaks. "DarkSeaSkies" is "an implant that persists in the EFI firmware of an ...
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Can the CIA hack my iphone if I have the latest firmware installed? [closed]

I've been watching the news lately about these WikiLeaks about the CIA. Can the CIA hack my iPhone with the latest iOS version installed? How do they do this if my iOS is a closed system and Apple has ...
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How to jailbreak on an iOS 10.2 on an iPhone 5s

I'm aware of jailbreaking on iPhone 6 with version 10.2, but what about iPhone 5s? (I want to show off my phone with cool features), one of thing I want to do is replacing default Helvetica with San ...
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how to prevent these alerts from appearing on my calendar [duplicate]

My email address was sold a while ago so I get a lot of junk mail. I try to delete it and unsubscribe but some of it remains. Recently, messages such as the image below have started appearing on my ...
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Somebody used my Apple ID on a new iPod touch

One of my friends got this error on his iPhone (this is the translation of message in English) : Your Apple ID and telephone number are in use in iMessage on a new iPod touch. There is no iPod ...
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Access photos from Iphone 5 with a smashed screen that has never been paired

How can I access the photos taken on an Iphone 5 that now has no screen? The phone was never 'paired' with a PC. The problem is that any form of interaction with a PC requires use of the phone screen ...
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wlan0 on a Mac?

I am trying to use my Mac (I have a 2010 MacBook Pro) with ettercap, sniffing and MitM software, but I do not have a wlan0 card. All of the tutorials and recommendations I see for these "hacks" ...
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Does someone know my (old) Apple ID password?

Today, I suddenly got the following message on my iPod: Question 1: Does this mean that someone has entered my Apple ID password, or are there other situations where this dialog is triggered? Update: ...
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How to hack into a deceased person's Mac that is still running?

This is kind of an unusual question: a (non-technical) friend of mine (quite literally) on the other side of the world finds herself in the following situation: A person died unexpectedly, their Mac ...
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Is it possible to modify/update the Wikipedia support in older Dictionary app versions (vers. 2.2.3)?

I have an older Mac that can't be upgraded beyond OS X 10.7.5. As a heavy user of the Dictionary app I'm unhappy with the now messed-up display of Wikipedia content and defunct hyperlinks, the cause ...
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iOS Hack - “Please Reboot Your Mobile”

I just started seeing this screen appear on my phone. It's an iPhone 6 with iOS 9.1 - factory unlocked - never jailbroken - never done anything even remotely unusual with it. It's obviously a hack of ...
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How can the average user easily validate the integrity of their Mac's firmware?

How can the average user easily validate the integrity of their Mac's firmware? Before you downvote this question or lecture me on how I am paranoid and no one should ever need to do that, please ...
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What is /Volumes/firmwaresyncd?

I keep seeing this in my logs: > 10/5/15 3:45:16.532 AM deleted[366]: normalizeUserMountpoint:738 > volRoot failed for /Volumes/firmwaresyncd.G3PNKw What is it? Is it related to the firmware ...
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Is there a terminal command to enable Continuity - handoff on unsupported OS X?

It is known that Apple sometimes drops support for new features such as Continuity on older OS X releases or older Mac models, sometimes those new features not necessarily hardware dependent. I've ...
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How do I have any privacy on my mini iPad?

So my sister & her boyfriend are all into this hacking and spying and invading people's privacy and doing malicious things to the with what they gather. They have been doing it to me and trying to ...
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Am I being hacked?

I've had several devices wiped because of a very clever/annoying person who won't leave me alone (electronically). I'm starting to become suspicious of my brand new Macbook Pro 13" purchased from ...
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iCloud email - server password changed?

I have been using iCloud for a few months now with no problems until today. My mobile flagged up that I cannot login to my iCloud email account due to: Server password has been changed. Input the ...
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Can the Apple Watch app be side loaded and used on other iOS devices?

I know the official requirement to use the Apple Watch is an iPhone 5 or newer running iOS 8.2+, but I'm interested to know if it is possible to sync it to an older iPhone, iPod, or an iPad by side ...
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How to manually add an artwork to the iTunes Artwork directory?

I would like to add an artwork to an album which has files saved in .wav format. I know that it is not possible to attach an artwork to a wave file, so I'm trying to add a standalone artwork.jpg file ...
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How can I explain to my friend that running a “hackintosh” is a violation of the law? [closed]

I have a friend who has never owned a Mac. He has just built a "hackintosh" by installing VMWare on his PC running Windows, and downloading a pirated, hacked copy of Mac OS X Yosemite in a portable ...
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Ping being hijacked?

On my Mac terminal, I typed cat /etc/resolv.conf nameserver 8.8.8.8 nameserver 8.8.4.4 and I do a dig dig www.facebook.com ; <<>> DiG 9.8.3-P1 <<>> www.facebook.com ;; ...
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How do I determine what TLS ciphers are being used in OSX, Outlook 2011?

I just limited all my SSL ciphers to TLS 1.X and TLS1_RSA_AES and my up-to-date OSX machine is no longer able to connect to the server via Outlook 2011. I can use Safari to connect to the same host,...
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How long would it take to crack AES-128 knowing a 12 character length password?

I have a hard drive which was encrypted with XTS-AES 128-bit on OS X. I know how long the password is but that's it. How long would it take to decrypt it already knowing this? I have read that in ...
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Mysteriously, a rectangle has appeared in the middle of the screen. How to get rid of it?

I have a iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) running OS X Yosemite v 10.10.2. Mysteriously, a rectangle has appeared in the middle of the screen. Proportionately, it looks like a golden section. It floats on ...
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How to install Social Engineering Toolkit in mac

I want to install SET from this link: https://github.com/trustedsec/social-engineer-toolkit. If I am right this is the github repository. I have brew installed can't I grab it with homebrew and then ...
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Simulating an event to wake my Mac

Events like EC.cause/GIGE/LIDO/OHC/PWRB/RTC/USB# can wake up a Mac. Is there a way to programatically simulate either of these ? WOL is out of the question as my machine doesn't support WOL on WiFi. ...
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Can I run top as screensaver?

My employer has recently issued me a MacBook Pro to play with. I have a lot of Linux experience, but I was struck by how nice the terminal looks on the Mac in full screen mode, especially when running ...
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How to tell if an iPhone is hacked and how to prevent it?

A friend of mine said he thinks his iPhone has been hacked. How do you find out if it has been and more importantly how do you stop it? He called me up because his girlfriend says things during ...
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Where does OneNote for Mac store its notebook files?

"Create a new notebook" with OneNote for Mac is not possible in offline mode. :( Editing and updating your notebook, however, works flawlessly in offline mode. My question is: where does OneNote for ...