4 votes

TEMP files encrypted on IPhone?

Apple has a support article about what to do before you sell, give away, or trade in your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch: Unpair Apple Watch Log out of iCloud/iTunes Store Deregister iMessage if this is ...
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3 votes

Is there any way to view saved wifi passwords on the iPhone?

Yes on iOS 16 this is added to see and copy the password. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi Tap your network Tap the password field and copy the text or observe it in clear text No on iOS 15 and older, you ...
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3 votes

Is it safe to use 4-digit PIN as MacOS password like in Windows 10?

No way is a 4 digit password secure for a computer log in. https://support.apple.com/en-bw/guide/mac-help/flvlt003/mac It violates the first recommendation to Choose a password with eight characters ...
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2 votes

How can I secure my mac when downloading a file?

Saying that "it's possible to hack macOS via mp4" is oversimplifying what happens. It's extremely rare that the file is actually an mp4 - what's more common is it's a program disguised as an ...
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1 vote
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App remembers my phone number

The information is stored in your Keychain. This information persists even when you delete the app and its data files. You cannot see these entries when you look at Settings > Passwords. There's no ...
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1 vote
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Fishy value "GJThinkPad" in terminal command prompt

There's really nothing fishy about it. Your computer tries to determine its own name automatically. This is perfectly normal. It does so by contacting servers on your local network and, depending on ...
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1 vote
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How-To update HomePod firmware without direct connection to the internet?

The HomePod must be connected to the internet to update, since it performs the update internally. The update is not streamed from your iPhone to the HomePod. You will need to find a way to connect the ...
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1 vote

Exporting ALL keychain data

Miln Keysafe I wrote Keysafe to ease the accessing and exporting of Keychain contents: Keysafe reads and decrypts Apple Keychain files. Use Keysafe to securely access your passwords and credentials ...
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1 vote

MacOS Firewall: Program grayed out, can't be added to Firewall Options

Sometimes, the executable's code signature becomes invalid, and that makes it impossible to make it properly work with the Firewall Options. The system will keep asking the same dialog. That can ...
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1 vote

SSH keybased authentication using smartcard

Seemingly one of MacOS's best kept secrets is that it natively supports PKCS11 on its own, at least under more recent OS releases. So, all of the suggestions elsewhere of using opensc are generally ...
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