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How To Disable NetBIOS on MacOS OS X

Even though my network has NetBIOS disabled in my Windows environment, including on the Windows DHCP server, the Mac OS X computers on the network still want to send NetBIOS requests. While monitoring network traffic using tools like Responder in Kali Linux or Wireshark, you can see the NetBIOS requests being sent. In my case, [...]

By | February 16th, 2017|Categories: Mac, Security, System Administration|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

Apple Releases Security Updates iOS 10.2.1, watchOS 3.1.3, macOS Sierra 10.12.3, tvOS 10.1.1 and other Products

It's that time again! Time to update all of your Apple products to patch some critical security updates and vulnerabilities. Today, Apple released critical security updates for iOS, watchOS, tvOS, MacOS Sierra, Safari, and iCloud for Windows. Apple has patched 56 vulnerabilities, and of the 56, 29 could allow attackers to perform remote code execution [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

How To Stop macOS Sierra From Remembering Your SSH Key Passphrase

If you're a systems administrator and you've recently upgraded to Apple's macOS Sierra, you may have noticed that macOS now stores your SSH key passphrase by default, without even giving you the option not to save it. For security reasons, this is not recommended because if you have the key saved on your machine and [...]

By | October 7th, 2016|Categories: Mac, System Administration|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Photoshop and Office 2016 Stability Fixes in the Works for macOS Sierra Users

Following the release of macOS Sierra last month, the latest operating system has caused some compatibility and stability issues with Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac that both companies are working to resolve. There has not been any official dates released for fixes, but both companies have published official articles acknowledging the issues [...]

By | October 6th, 2016|Categories: Apps, Mac|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Attack Allows OS X Malware To Piggyback On Your Webcam

Security researcher Patrick Wardle of Synack has discovered a new potential use of malware that targets the use of the Mac OS X webcam. This new attack allows OS X malware to record video and audio whenever a victim legitimately turns on their webcam, without drawing attention to itself. As you can see in the [...]

By | October 6th, 2016|Categories: Attacks, Malware, Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

How To Secure Your Mac

If you're a Mac user, you'll want to make sure you're using your computer as securely as possible. The common notion is that the MacOS is secure out-of-the-box, but the truth is that every Operating System is vulnerable to attacks and hackers. Last week, Apple released security updates for MacOS. The MacOS is fairly secure, [...]

By | September 5th, 2016|Categories: Mac, Security, Server Hardening|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments
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