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Why you shouldn’t disable Gatekeeper

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

A new malware was discovered Another type of malware was recently discovered, demonstrating again why you shouldn’t disable the Gatekeeper feature on OS X. Dubbed “OSX/Keydnap”, the malware may seem like an innocent image or text file, but it installs malicious code onto your Mac -  but whether it's through spam email or untrusted downloads is still unknown. It was discovered by researchers at the security firm ESET just a few days after the Discovery of “Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor”, which can take entire control of your Mac. OSX/Keydnap, on the other hand, goes after the passwords that are saved on your computer....

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How to download OS X El Capitan to a storage drive

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

  Did you know that you could keep an OS on a storage drive, just in case? You never know when you might need to (re)install an OS on the go – I know I've had to. Below I'll explain how you can set up a storage drive with Mac's OS X El Capitan. Step 1 Click the Apple icon on your desktop, then click "App Store" to access your Mac Apple store. You'll be able to find the OS X El Capitan available for download in the store. Step 2 When the download is complete, the installation guide will...

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Deleting browsing history on Mac OS X

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

Safari, Chrome, Mozilla – all these browsers will store your internet history. Sometimes, it may be a good idea to delete this history from the browsers: in this article, we'll show you why you might want to do that – and how you should go about doing it. What is your browser history? When you are surfing the web, every page you visit will be remembered by your browser, except when you choose Private Browsing (Incognito Mode). One benefit of this website tracking is that they will autofill in a Google search or will be highlighted in violet in your...

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Backing up your mac before upgrading to OS X Sierra

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

Keeping your Mac backed up is probably one of the most important things you can do as a Mac user. Think of it along the lines of car insurance – you buy car insurance because it'd be a pretty good thing to have if you end up in an accident. You might never get into an accident. But peace of mind itself is pretty valuable - and so is not having to lose money and time paying for an accident yourself. So, if your Mac crashes and deletes all your files, wouldn't have all your files saved somewhere else be a...

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How to erase a disk from Terminal in Mac OS X

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

Most users use Disk Utility to erase a disk or hard drive. But some Mac users might need to erase them from the command line on Mac OS. To do that, the only thing you need is a bit of precise syntax to make sure that you are erasing the proper disk. Here I'll show you how you can erase and format a disk using the command line. Working with Terminal Start off by running the following command in the command line: Diskutil list This is going to list all the mounted drives on your Mac. Once you have found...

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