Category Archives: Mac

MacBook Pro with Retina Display not working via HDMI Extron wall plate

Problem: MacBook Pro with Retina Display not working via HDMI Extron wall plate. Cause: Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) issue with the Retina model MacBook Pros when using Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable, and some Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapters. … Continue reading

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Wake-On-LAN for iMacs?

Wake-On-LAN for iMacs? Last week I completed the “Mac OS X Deployment v10.4” training in Sydney where the trainer told me that Wake-On-LAN will only work if the Mac in question is in sleep mode -i.e., you can’t wake up … Continue reading

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Apple QuickTime RTSP vulnerability

A new zero-day via Quicktime; Apple QuickTime contains a stack buffer overflow vulnerability that may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service condition. [2] There is currently no Vendor statement or work … Continue reading

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A trojan for your Mac? OSX.RSPlug.A

New for your Halloween enjoyment is the the OSX.RSPlug.A Trojan Horse in the wild for OSX. So, let’s see what really happens here. The “social engineering” part has been seen million times – an unsuspecting user visits a web site … Continue reading

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Accidental release of Mac Office patch

Ooops! Microsoft accidentally released an updated named 11.3.1 for Office 2004 (the Apple Mac version) today. It did contain an unspecified security fix and stability improvements. After asking what it fixed we got the reply it was actually a pre-release … Continue reading

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Intel based Macintoshes

What to buy. what to buy, what to buy? With the change to the Intel chip set for the 17″ iMac’s we are finding it very hard to locate 17″ PPC iSights machines (MA063X/A Model No:A1144). There is considerable stock … Continue reading

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