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That's the whole point of Gatekeeper. The user needs to manually allow for an application to run or have access to control your computer. Otherwise any malicious application could just grant itself access and permissions to run and control your computer. Your best option would be creating a Readme.txt file with explicit step-by-step instructions on how ...


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Use a different browser You say in the question that you don’t have this problem with a different browser I don't have this problem with other browsers (e.g. FireFox) Therefore you should be able to use Firefox to acces the site. Accessing similar (‘misconfigured’) websites on Firefox works for me and is much easier than your workaround.


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This is not a purely Apple-related question, but it's worth to reply. TL;DR: You should go to your company's IT Security Department immediately because the certificates that encrypt your web traffic can be compromised. Long story, your company uses a kind of proxy called "Transparent proxy" for SSL traffic. This consists of a proxy that the user doesn't ...


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Cisco anyconnect is nothing more than a VPN app that is designed to connect back to your work network securely. They likely have resources on the Intranet that are not available to the outside world and the VPN will put you onto that network using that Cisco VPN software. Generally speaking this will not give network administrators (your IT dept.) access ...


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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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Short answer Yes. The partition for time machine will be as safe from malware as if it were on a separate drive. However, you still should not use a partition for your Time Machine backup drive. Long answer At the risk of oversimplifying things, partitioning a drive basically means you're splitting your disk so that your operating system sees them as ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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No. This isn’t logged centrally or by default on macOS.


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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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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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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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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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