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How does iOS device management work?

Under Settings -> Device Management I notice there are at least 3 different categories of items: Mobile Device Management Configuration Profile Enterprise App But documentation online seems sparse ...
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iPad iOS 13 Hacked

My iPad was hacked. I am not sure of the origin because my young son often uses my iPad and could have clinked one any number of links. The hacker has remote access and takes control of the screen, ...
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Ask for password input when mounting a volume via Automator

I have Automator mounting a volume with hdiutil, but it requires a password to mount. Natively macOS would prompt with a hidden-password input field; but I don't know how to trigger the same when ...
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Forgot password for external hard drive

I have an external hdd. I set a password on it to access it. However, now I forgot my password for that drive. Is there any possibility if I could somehow find that password from mac os x log file. I ...
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Open “Screen Sharing” tab in System Preferences > Privacy using terminal

I have been searching for a way to open System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Screen Sharing using a script. I'm a systems admin and I'm trying to deploy TeamViewer to my users in ...
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Install macOS Catalina guest VM on a host with macOS Catalina [duplicate]

I need to install a macOS guest VM on a macOS host machine. I want to do this to create an isolated/sandboxed secure environment to run untrusted apps. Is it possible to do this without Parallels or ...
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Is BootCampDrivers.com safe?

I've had tons of scaling and performance issues in scaling of 3D applications and games under Windows on my MacBook Pro 16" 2019 (MBP 16,1) due to the extremely outdated AMD drivers Apple ships with ...
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Does Apple save a (hashed) version of my device passwords?

As earlier described in this question, I was asked today by my iPad to enter the user account password of my MacBook, and my MacBook later asked me to provide the passcode of my iPad. I'm specifically ...
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How can I make the “notify me when found” option of Find My stick?

I've set "notify me when found" on each of several Apple devices in my iCloud account - and even taken and archived screen shots confirming I've done so Nevertheless - on multiple occasions - do I ...
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Help with Mac OS 10.15 Catalina and CAC readers

I bought a new MacBook with OS 10.15 pre-installed I cannot seem too get my CAC reader and certificates to work. Is there a resource for installing certificates and CAC readers on the latest Mac OS? ...
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Security & Privacy preference always hangs when opening

Every time I try to open Security & Privacy preference it hangs indefinitely. Eventually I have to force it to quit. This is the top part of the latest crash report after forcing it to quit: Date/...
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Can I change my kernel security level?

When I run sysctl kern.securelevel on my Mac, it gives me a value of 0. I'd like to increase the kernel security level on my computer. I want it to give me a 1. Can I do that?
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VMware Fusion set host-only (aka private to my Mac) IP address / network?

I am coming from VMware Workstation on Windows to VMware Fusion on Mac. In VMware Workstation it's possible to configure the host-only ip address / network in the network editor, in VMware Fusion it's ...
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How to script Catalina Security & Privacy Preferences

In my line of work we use LanRev for our remote management. However, with new machines using Catalina, we've had to manually allow Full Disc Access in order for remote control to work. Is there way ...
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Make /usr/bin/security ask for Touch ID verification

I can add a password to the keyring like this: security add-generic-password -a $USER -s my-password-entry -T /usr/bin/security -U -w ... and read it like this: security find-generic-password -a $...
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How user's name can be displayed before disk is decrypted, when FileVault is turned on?

As far as I understood, FileVault provides full disk encryption functionality. What gets me puzzled though, is that once computer (with disk encrypted using FileVault) is turned on - username is ...
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Can I make automatic log-out when Mac is asleep?

I'd like to have my MacBook Pro to automatically log out when it hasn't been used for a certain period of time, e.g., 30 minutes. I defined my System Preferences to do so when it's "inactive" for that ...
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security commandline tool to prompt for password while also specifying a keychain

Is it possible to use the security commandline tool to create an entry in a specific keychain while also prompting the user to enter a password? The usage string is: Usage: add-generic-password [-a ...
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Is there a way to see what permissions an ios app store app asks for, except manually opening it?

I am looking for a way to see what permissions an app asks for without opening it. For Android you can view it in the store as seen below. Is is maybe possible to get the info.plist file for an app ...
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I set my iPhone in Lost mode, but I receive today an Activation lock mail?

two thieves stole my iPhone 11 Pro and it's located in Vietnam now (it's offline now but as it's iOS 13, it sends me location). I already set my iPhone to Lost mode when it was still online, the ...
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How to view local user password in Terminal?

I have the administrators password and account but I am interested in finding the password of a local user. I am not trying to reset the password but find out the exact password that was already set. ...
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macOS (Catalina) Disabled Input Monitoring

I have an application that I need to add to the input monitoring section of Security/Privacy. For some reason when I click on it and then unlock I don't even get an empty list, I get nothing and ...
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Is Mac hardware with the T2 chip vulnerable to the latest Intel CSME exploit?

Based on this exploit, are recent Macs with the T2 chip affected, I ask as I wonder how much Apple relies on its own silicon vs Intel CSME. This is a disaster, how is Intel surviving this stuff. I ...
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“SecurID” will damage your computer?

Today I've just started getting a warning dialog when I try to run the RSA SecurID app: This is a Java app I believe. I use it to authenticate when I connect to my company's private network. I've ...
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How can I effectively lock down an iOS device for multi-app use for children?

I have two pre-teen children who would like to do the following things with an iOS device: Control Sonos speakers Spotify iMessage However, we don't want to sit behind them and supervise every ...
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Can I allow more than one app in “Single App Mode”?

If I use "Apple Configurator 2" to lock an iOS device, can I allow two or three or four specific apps ? Or is it really, literally, "single" app mode and only a single app can be allowed ? Thank you....
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Firmware Password Announcer

After I set a firmware password on my mac, Every time I need to access firmware there is a loud announcer that says 'Password'. Is there any way to Disable this voice-over on the firmware password? ...
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How can the check point on startup for macOS's T2 chip authentication be bypassed for securely signed OS's like RedHat?

How can the checkpoint on startup for macOS's T2 chip authentication be bypassed for securely signed OS's like RedHat? I know after both drives within, say macOS Catalina for example, are mounted ...
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What to do about a bad video card in a 2010 Mac?

It seems it was just 2013 when Yan asked a question about a Mac showing a strange display. I'm now getting exactly that display, on a Mac that seems to me to be around the same vintage as Yan's, 2010. ...
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How To Delete Finder Search History? - “Downloaded From”

If you type a period (.) in the search box of Finder, you will most likely see a small drop down menu labeled "Downloaded From", with several domains listed. These domains appear after downloading ...
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Is there a way to (re)generate a keychain password so that it contains two numbers?

I am creating an account that requires a password with at least two numbers. I would like to use Apple suggestions of keychain strong passwords but it is generating only passwords with one number. ...
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Does Homebrew install use SSL/TLS?

I recently installed Homebrew on my Mac using the UNIX command from the Homebrew homepage /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)" When ...
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How to secure my Mac again after years of downloading pirated software?

I'm trying to be more privacy aware now by using free software instead of pirating paid ones (GIMP and DaVinci Resolve instead of pirated copies of Adobe Photoshop and Premiere etc.). For years I've ...
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Why is Google Chrome not seen in the Screen Recording Options in Security and Privacy settings

I recently upgraded to Catalina(which I regret now). I have been facing lot of weird issues after upgrading one of which being not able to share the screen on Google Hangout Meet. I followed a few of ...
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macOS remove lkysearch virus from chrome

I have lkysearch malware installed in chrome. I tried multiple ways to remove it even tried uninstalling and reinstalling chrome but no luck. Chrome does not even allow removing the suspicious "...
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I disabled mDNSResponder and now can't use Firefox, but can connect through Opera (Chromium based)

I'm trying to harden my macOS, and have read that mDNSResponder has some vulnerabilities, so I disabled it (after disabling SIP, then restarted with SIP turned on). So now I can't connect to Internet....
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Possibly opened a malicious .dmg file on my Mac, not sure wether it installed itself?

I was opening a document on my computer and double tapped the file below it; A (more than probable, malicious) Skype.dmg file, likely downloaded from a popup. Normally, when I see them I send them ...
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Modify the shared inside the security authorizationdb system.preferences with macOS Mojave 10.14.6

I am working on some security requirement specification on a macOS Mojave 10.14.6 laptop and in the specific they require me to make sure that the output from the following command line: /usr/bin/sudo ...
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Disabled SIP, but still can't make changes? [duplicate]

Disabled SIP, but still can't make changes: sh-3.2# id uid=0(root) gid=0(wheel) groups=0(wheel),1(dae…… sh-3.2# mkdir PAH-en mkdir: PAH-en: Read-only file system sh-3.2# csrutil status System ...
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Can we override SIP protection with a symlink?

Suppose I have a .plist that I cannot edit without disabling SIP. Can I disable SIP once, copy the .plist to a rw-r--r-- file in ~, replace the original with a symlink to the copy, re-enable SIP and ...
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Steps to ensuring data integrity / security of Mac mini prior to sale? [duplicate]

I've got some Mac minis ranging from 2011 models to 2014 models, which I wish to sell. My concern is with the integrity / security of the data on them. I don't have a large external HD / server to ...
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Hotkey for automator service without giving permissions to all applications

I have created an automator workflow; then I have created a keyboard shortcut in the Keyboard Settings to run this as a Quick Action on a keypress. All of this works. But the workflow seems to run in ...
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Why erase a stolen iPad?

I recently had my iPad stolen. I immediately marked it as lost in case it ever connected to the internet again (it is cellular enabled, so there is a favorably good chance). I clicked "erase iPad" but ...
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What stops fake password prompts?

When performing actions which require administrator privileges macOS offers a standard privileges elevation dialog: How a user can be sure such dialog is legitimate? From my perspective such dialog ...
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How to ignore warning for program that connects to VPN

I have to click accept/allow on this dialog everytime I launch a process that goes out to the web via the VPN..is there some env var I can set which can ignore the warning?
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How can I make macOS require my password once per day, before Touch ID?

My Mac is configured with Touch ID and most of the time I want that, but I want to configure a policy such that the first time I wake it up after 6 AM it requires my password, or such that it requires ...
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How does FileVault generate the key?

How does FileVault generate a recovery key? From my user password? Does FileVault use the same key to decrypt disk on startup as recovery key? Are they identical? I probably know the answers to this ...
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Sandbox on macOS

I'm trying to create a script based on this: https://github.com/ZFPSystems/tbms So I can run a document/video on a sandbox, but it's not working, it denys the permissions, this is what I have: (...
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Add apps to Input Monitoring

I would like to grant access for google chrome or safari to my microphone and both redirect me to security & privacy section. There are no plus or minus signs and no apparent way to allow these ...
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Should I protect (encrypt) my app's database or is it automatically protected from other apps?

My app asks the user several questions then stores all the answers in a local sqlite database file (e.g. answers.db). No data is transmitted outside the phone but answers are stored to let the user ...

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