Category: Security

SPAM :(

Posted by on December 17, 2012 | Comments Off on SPAM :(

There’s a really interesting discussion going on at slashdot¬†at the moment regarding malware, email address spoofing and “all kinda other groovy things”.

I’ve had a number of inquiries from friends and clients about spam email arriving addressed from people that they knew, and some of the /.ers commenting in the article give great insight into how it is that comes about.

What to do if you’ve locked yourself out of Apple’s Remote Desktop…

Posted by on December 10, 2012 | Comments Off on What to do if you’ve locked yourself out of Apple’s Remote Desktop…

Having stupidly locked myself out of a remote server by disabling the “Control” and “Observe” options under the “Screen Sharing” preference pane, I came across this handy Apple article with some very useful terminal commands.

The one that did it for me was no. 6, to “allow access for all users and give users full access,” :

sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/
ARDAgent.app/Contents/Resources/kickstart 
-configure -allowAccessFor -allUsers -privs -all

Just remember to reset the privileges appropriately once you’re back in control!

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