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How To Fix “There is no connected camera” Error with a Mac FaceTime Camera

One of the great features of a Mac is the FaceTime camera, when it works correctly. Unfortunately, you can run into an issue where you get the dreaded "There is no connected camera" error when trying to use your Mac FaceTime camera. By reading the message, you might think this is a hardware issue, but [...]

By |2018-04-24T13:04:36+00:00April 24th, 2018|Categories: Mac|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

How To Restore Mac from a Mac Server File Server Time Machine Backup

If you have a netboot setup, then the backup share should automatically appear when you're in the recovery tools. If you're trying to restore from a regular file share, then you'll probably have to do these few extra steps... Prerequisites: Admin account & password AFP/SMB-share & server IP-address During the steps below, if you cannot [...]

By |2018-02-08T12:26:41+00:00February 8th, 2018|Categories: Mac|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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 |2017-02-16T15:10:13+00:00February 16th, 2017|Categories: Mac, Security, System Administration|Tags: , , , , , , |2 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 |2016-10-16T15:53:18+00:00October 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 |2016-10-16T15:53:20+00:00October 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 [...]

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