Category Archives: Macintosh

Disable Mission Control Shortcuts via MCX in Workgroup Manager (Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks)

Last year I posted an article on how to disable “Spaces” using MCX (plist). This is a requirement for the “Smarter Balanced Assessments” that we are giving in the schools this spring. This year there is one addition to the .plist that … Continue reading

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Apple Profile Manager Missing Disable Wifi?

I’m in the middle of migrating from WGM to Apple’s MDM/Profile Manager. I was baffled to find that the simple checkbox to disable Wifi and Internet Sharing was missing. When your organization has a bunch of imacs in labs you … Continue reading

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Deploying Firefox v35.0 in the Enterprise vs Macintosh

I’ve used CCK for a while with great success at locking down preferences for firefox on both the Mac and PC platforms at my workplace. Recently though things have gotten very confusing as the development team has moved the location … Continue reading

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Disable Mission Control Shortcuts via MCX in Workgroup Manager (Lion, Mountain Lion)

Due to some standardized testing applications I had a requirement to turn off the Mission Control keyboard shortcuts in Lion and Mountain Lion. To do so I turned them off manually in the keyboard system preferences and then checked ~/Library … Continue reading

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Macbook Air Drive Clean up

I came across this need as I am currently managing several Macbook Air laptop carts in the school district I work for. As these labs get used by multiple users eventually I begin to see quite a few kids as … Continue reading

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Using OSSEC to Detect MacDefender in Squid Logs

While doing forensics this week to determine where the MacDefender malware was coming from I noticed one thing that was distinct to all the requests for this malicious package. When it was downloaded the mime type for the file request … Continue reading

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Macintosh Fake Anti-Malware: How to Protect Yourself and Your Network

Protection at Home: (For the regular home folks) There is a new Malware scam going around for Mac computers that exploits Safiari’s “Open safe files automatically” feature. If you are just a home user and use Safari then please disable … Continue reading

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