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17 views

TrueCrypt mounted disk accessible by guest account

I noticed this issue. I have personal files on my truecrypt account and if it was mounted and then someone use my guest account, they can access my disk! how to prevent that? is there any option to ...
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54 views

Can I find out if my employer is snooping on me?

I work at a large university and have a computer supplied by my employer. There is apparently some sort of remote management that the help desk can use if I call them and accept their request to log ...
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1answer
138 views

Ghost typing — has my Mac been hacked?

Got a good fright this evening; desperately need help: On my Mac (OSX Mavericks), I suddenly saw the following text typed into the Chrome address bar: do you like me hey It did not come in all at ...
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26 views

Joining Active Directory from OS X

We have added a Mac (OS X 10.9) to Active Directory and mapped a uid of 10000 for a user called "Administrator", along with the gid of 80, to allow it to be a member of the administrator's group. ...
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Chrome won't trust DigiCert SSL. I have to trust it manually.

I have been having this problem for a while. I have found this thread which exactly my problem but it didn't solve my problem. Why won't OS X trust GitHub's SSL certificate? I also tried ...
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76 views

Security risks using SUDO in TERMINAL on MAC

I'm very new to using Terminal and anything like that and stupidly followed an article that uses Terminal with the SUDO command. The sudo command basically loaded a file which updated my ...
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1answer
530 views

Executing an ATA Secure Erase command to SSDs on OS X

Is there a way to securely erase an SSD (I'm working with Crucial M500) from OS X? I'm not interested in zeroing the drive. What I need is the ATA Secure Erase which basically erases all data on the ...
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1answer
93 views

Idiot-proof antivirus/security for mac machines [closed]

Apologies if this is a duplicate, but I can't find anything similar. I've got a small office with 8ish mac machines, laptops and the desktops of varying age, running the latest appropriate Mac OS. ...
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46 views

How to set up a highly restrictive browser? [closed]

I need to configure a machine so that users can only use it to browse the internet, and that Internet access is permitted to just a small set of whitelisted URLs. I don't need fanatic protections but ...
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89 views

Can not access any site with Chrome but Chromium does access any site well at the same time

I'm in for trouble with Chrome on my Mac after I backed to my home. The problem is I can not access the site such https://www.google.com with error code "ERR_ACCESS_DENIED". Even It's not restricted ...
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2answers
75 views

is it possible to turn off screen lock in Mac OSX after 6pm?

I would like to turn off lock screen security when I finish work. Is it possible to do it on a scheduled basis?
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13 views

What is the best way to share SMIME keys across all my devices?

I have many devices that I would like to use SMIME with IOS (iPad mini) Windows (Work PC) OSX (Home PC) Android (Cell phone) Web Browser (at my girlfriends) Since a SMIME message can only be sent ...
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1answer
42 views

Can applications be installed remotely on OS X?

I would like to know how to install Mac applications remotely. Could you tell me about it? Reason: My concern is that my home network is sometimes hacked and my DHCP server goes down, so I wonder ...
1
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1answer
108 views

Is giving myself write permission on my Python `site-packages` directory a way to avoid `sudo pip` risks?

I understand that there are security risks involved in installing pip under sudo, but for various reasons I would like to continue installing my packages in site-packages (on OSX 10.9), which ...
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1answer
87 views

What does this name in my shell prompt mean? [duplicate]

When I opened the terminal today on my MacOS laptop I got a last logged on message and on my line where I can type it says JohnBatasiPhone:~ AlbertRenshaw$ I don't know anyone named "John Batas"... ...
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1answer
175 views

OS X Rootkit Hunter 0.2 - Results - Help interpreting

maybe someone can help me makes sense if these scan results are something to be worried about and if so, how to fix them. I seems that I do not have any viruses (check with Sophos AV) or rootkits, but ...
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1answer
295 views

How can I export / import a single keychain item via the command line in OS X?

OS X has a command line tool called security that is made for working with keychains. The man page has examples of how to export all items of a specific type / all items for a specific keychain - but ...
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26 views

What does my mac seem to whirr busily when I browse the web on a laptop?

I'm sitting in my room. There is a Mac Pro, a Macbook Pro and an Airport Extreme router with me. Also an HP server. They're all switched on but idle, the Mac desktop is sleeping. All is pretty quiet ...
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125 views

Mavericks missing security padlock in System Preferences

I've upgraded an OSX machine to Mavericks and find that sometimes when I launch System Preferences, some of the preferences are missing the padlock in the bottom left of the dialog to lock / unlock ...
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114 views

Mac OS X Disk Encryption - Automation

I want to setup a Mac Mini server with an external drive that is encrypted. In Finder, I can use the full-disk encryption option. However, for multiple users, this could become tricky. What I want to ...
3
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1answer
156 views

Does Mac Mail Transmit Plain Text Password During New Acc Setup When Mail Connects to Server?

It appears that whenever you set up a new mail account on Mac Mail (or on iPhone etc), that as soon as you enter the server and the mail account password, Mac Mail tries to connect to the mail server. ...
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1answer
288 views

Ask for password every time i mount encrypted partition

So I created an encrypted partition on my main hard drive. Mac OS X would ask for its password only when I would start the system. Then I unmount it, then I try to mount it again and OS X wouldn't ...
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83 views

I want to make my MacBook Pro's security settings location-aware and automatic

I travel back and forth, using the same macbook pro at the office as I do at home. How can I get my MacBook Pro to recognize when it's at home and doesn't need to keep bringing up the password screen ...
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0answers
97 views

How to mount a network drive with authentication at startup on Mac OS X?

I need to keep a network drive mounted at all times. I figured out how to mount it at startup, but this requires a password that changes every 3 months. How can I get around having to change the ...
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2answers
846 views

Securly storing passwords in keychain on mac

As with anyone nowadays i have a ton of passwords, and keeping track of them is a real pain, especially when you also have to remember database and server passwords. I was looking at using the ...
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1answer
112 views

Are SSH remote connection passwords encrypted?

When I try to connect to my SSH remotely, will the password I send to authenticate my user account be encrypted when it's transferred over the internet?
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2answers
317 views

I want to open up my default SSH port (22) to see how many unauthorized access attempts I receive

I thought this would be a good place to ask this question: I want to open up my default SSH port (enable remote management in system settings and port forward my router) to see how many unauthorized ...
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2answers
2k views

Using SSH Shortcut in Mac OS with a .ppk File

I'm working on setting up a shortcut to be able to SSH into my web development server. Here is what my config file looks like (different port and path to key in the real thing): Here is what ...
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2answers
805 views

Enable/Disable OS X Screensaver Password Prompt

I am trying to speed up my enabling and disabling of the security/password feature on OS X. Specifically in this case Mountain Lion 10.8.4. I currently have a hot corner (Plus the shortcut ctrl + ...
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389 views

How to close suspicious port 999 garcon, is it malware?

On Mac OSX, I ran the command nmap localhost and I found I have this suspicious open port: 999/tcp open garcon Then I tried to see if there is an associated process, but nothing shows up with ...
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1answer
193 views

How to set up ssh for public key from any machine

I have a Mac running Lion at home. I disabled password ssh login; I just want to use public key. I generated private/public key pair, but now I'm confused. I start a new job tomorrow, and want to ...
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Does this Terminal output indicate a that a keylogger has been installed on this Mac? [closed]

A friend is concerned that a keylogger has been installed on their machine, a Mac running MacOS 10.7. I have the following Terminal output. Do any of you spot any indication of keylogging apps ...
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1answer
898 views

OpenSSL and what encryption method to use

I am on OS X 10.8.3, savvy with a command-line and I want to use OpenSSL to start encrypting sensitive information on my MacBook Pro I know that I can use openSSL in a syntax like: openssl enc ...
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2answers
175 views

i want alice to run any command as root, but can not run commands as any other user

Say I have 2 users - 'alice' and 'bob' and want to allow 'alice' to run any command as root, but not run commands as 'bob' or any other user, am I able to do this, and if so how ? consider this ...
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2answers
165 views

Where does sandboxing stop?

I used Norton's iAntivirus app from the Mac App Store to scan my entire hard drive. As expected, it presented me with an Open dialog at the root of my hard drive. I clicked "Open" and let it scan. ...
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2answers
322 views

OS X: How to use different passwords for screensaver/sudo vs FileVault / Time Machine?

I want to use a very long (20+ char), strong password for my FileVault 2 full disk encryption (as well as encrypted Time Machine backups stored on a network drive), which should protect against brute ...
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0answers
67 views

How do I safely recover data from a compromised Mac OS X account?

One of the non-administrator accounts on my mac-book has been compromised. The password to the account has been reset, and I noticed some suspicious looking activity (the user was logged on to my ...
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1answer
134 views

Mac OS X admin password reset utility

Is there any way i can reset my mac admin password with a tool like chntpw. Booting from a Mac OS X Install CD is not an option, since the firmware password is set. Are there any simple ways of doing ...
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3answers
4k views

How do I ssh-login into my Mac as root?

For some reason I can't login as root into my Mountain Lion 10.8.2. I've already edited /private/etc/sshd_config file by removing the comment from PermitRootLogin yes and restarted Mac. Still it ...
0
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1answer
178 views

Remove Application from Mountain Lion's Twitter Apps

How can I remove an application completely from the list under "Security & Privacy" -> "Privacy" -> "Twitter"?
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1answer
205 views

How can I allow only one user to access an external drive?

In OS X Mountain Lion, I have an external encrypted HD (Mac OS, journaled and encrypted) and I want to have it only accessible for one user (or a group). Is this possible or do I have to unmount ...
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3answers
6k views

OS X Lion: Emptying the trash takes “forever”: is using rm -r safe?

Emptying my Trash in OS X Lion (non securely) is taking about three hours (about 1.5 million files, from a Time Machine backup). I had to stop the process a few times already, because I could not move ...
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2answers
146 views

How can I secure a Mac purchased from a stranger?

I am a PC guy trying to break into the Mac world. I want to buy a used Macbook off of Craigslist but I am concerned about the possibility that the previous owner may have intentionally or ...
2
votes
1answer
949 views

How can I tell if the lock screen is active from the command line on OS X?

I have a cron script that I want to run regularly if I am logged into my Mac. I don't want it to run if the Lock Screen is up. Is there a way to check from the command line / Terminal if the Lock ...
0
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1answer
325 views

Using a SD card as a smart card for two-step verification for Mac logon

What I am trying to do is create two-step verification to logon to my mac, one being that you would need to input a SD card (formated with special format or something) and then also have a password. ...
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1answer
592 views

OS X stealth mode: where is it enacted?

I am working through the security guide from apple (which they did not update since Snow Leopard). In the firewall section it states that ipfw has a default allow rule: 65535 allow ip from any to any ...
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2answers
2k views

“PubSubAgent” wants to connect to images.apple.com. What is that program and what dose it send to apple? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: On OS X, what is pubsubagent and why does it connect so many places? I'm kinda new to OS X, and I have a program called "PubSubAgent" that wants to connect to apple. ...
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votes
1answer
895 views

Is SMB safe enough for remote access using my credentials over an untrusted network?

I have a Windows (8 Consumer Preview) PC and a Macbook (OS X Lion). Sometimes, I'd want to pause working on a project leave my Windows PC at my room connected to my college's intranet, and keep ...
2
votes
2answers
892 views

Get notified of failed SSH login attempts on Mac

I want to enable SSH on my Mac, but I want to be notified when someone tries to log in. I'm running on a non-default port, so attempts should be rare. I'm currently running a growl notification in ...
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0answers
160 views

How to delete or untrust all root certificates in OSX?

I right clicked on all the root certificates, but it doesn't allow me to delete them, or to untrust them all at once. How can this be done? Is it safe to do this?