Tag: Security

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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iTunes accounts being hacked

Posted by on July 4, 2010 | Comments Off on iTunes accounts being hacked

Thanks for the heads-up on this go to my old friend, Gavin:

According to a story on thenextweb.com, there appears to be evidence of an ongoing hacking attempt / security breach at the Apple App Store, with some victims reporting charges of more than a hundred dollars being racked up on their account. Details seem to be pretty scarce right now, but Bad Apples Tech Support highly encourage any users of the App Store to keep a close eye on their accounts at the moment, and go ahead and change your password to something new: it can’t hurt, and could save you hours of fun, trying to get Apple to reverse any fraudulent charges.

Should you already have been affected, contact Apple’s Support team!

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