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The easiest system-wide option is to use the third party utility “dnscrypt-proxy”: https://github.com/jedisct1/dnscrypt-proxy Follow their macOS guide to download, install and configure the program. This will essentially setup your system to that System Preferences show that your DNS server is 127.0.0.1 (localhost), which means that all programs using the ...


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Apple released security fixes for iOS 9 & 10 on July 22, 2019. https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222 iOS 10.3.4 for iPhone 5, iPad (4th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular iOS 9.3.6 for iPhone 4s, iPad mini (1st generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular Apple hasn't announced a security update ...


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It seems that this particular trojan horse works by downloading and then executing an .exe file. Those files are not executable on macOS (in general), and thus wouldn't work. However, if you copy the .exe file to a Windows computer, open it from Bootcamp on your computer or copy it to a virtual machine running Windows on your computer - then you could ...


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There is no general answer to this. If it uses windows specific code, it will likely fail at some point without doing harm. However, it could still do harm within the possibillities of the scripting language. This is why you should never open files with embedded macros if you don't know they are save. In your current situation I don't think the Mac is really ...


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Assuming you have macOS installed on your Mac and you’re talking about the macOS version of VLC, then you do not need to remove VLC at all. According to CERT-Bund, the highly respected German security agency that discovered this flaw, only VLC versions written for the Linux, UNIX and Windows platforms are prone to injected malicious code. This issue was ...


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I used to have this issue in the past before, and for me the cause was faulty lightning cables. Make sure you're using genuine cables from Apple and not third-party ones. This might not be the same solution for you but try it out and I hope it helps!


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I have this situation with a domain we purchased from another person who happened to set up an AppleID account with it before we purchased the domain-—so we now have the same email address but we can't reset the appleID with it alone--but we do get all AppleID related email intended for the previous owner. I'm not sure how to deal with that problem——but it ...


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You can read about how the encryption is performed and how the AES keys are built in Apple's iOS Security Guide: https://www.apple.com/business/site/docs/iOS_Security_Guide.pdf In particular this describes that the key is not available to the application processor. It is only available within the Secure Enclave. This means that even though you know your ...


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Make sure everything is updated to the latest version, macos & Microsoft. If you want to co late with a backup, do so before all the updating. Next you turn on macos firewall in preferences and select the only signed applications options. If notice requests from the strange new files you can investigate it further and disable its access. Exploits and ...


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"Is there a workaround?" I'd call it the "right" way. Use the script editor. save the script as an application. Thus, the script becomes a full fledged application. Give the app assertive capabilities. should you want to start the app from the terminal, open your-app. What to worry about: "Effective defenses against malware and other threats" by John ...


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This should work on most versions #!/bin/bash PATH=/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/bin "/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/User.menu/Contents/Resources/CGSession" -suspend sleep 5 pmset sleepnow osascript -e 'tell application "System Events" to sleep' exit 0 The -suspend line will switch to the login screen (which takes a few seconds, ...


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Yes there are malware which mimic iOS window which origin isn’t clear, but all of these malware are either asking user an account and a password or providing a link to click (which link will connect the user to a booby trapped server). No you weren’t facing a fake window in this case even if the origin of the window isn’t given. This window doesn’t try to ...


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According to TechRadar, “The issue has been detected in the Windows, Linux and UNIX versions of VLC, however the macOS version appears to be unaffected.” In any case it seems that you should be OK if you don’t play untrusted MKV files, and you’ll certainly be OK if you don’t use it until a patch has been installed.


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Well it looks like following this should resolve the issue but its not for the faint of heart... https://davidsimpson.me/2018/11/14/fixing-failed-macox-10.13.6-security-update-2018-002/ Unfortunately the issue doesn't appear to be simple. Using terminal and running these commands seem to reset the update so it quits trying to install on shutdown. sudo rm ...


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We set the user default on all machines and then automate changing it right before an IT / Admin connection needs to be made and then reset the default after the support engagement. The command you need to craft is two versions of kickstart and then your admin can send the less restrictive command over ssh/ARD, then screen connect, then rest the default ...


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note: this will get the laptop online before login, so all users are online using the same credentials--there could be a way to enable wifi so that users can get online themselves before logging in (Apple bring that back!!) since newer MacOS dropped the plus in 802.11x pill (and we want it as a computer profile, not user profile), I used "Apple Configurator ...


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