detect flashback mac

F-Secure has created a free tool that automates the detection and removal of the widespread Flashback Mac OS X malware.

How to use the tools:

1) Download to the Mac machine you want to scan. 2) Double-click the zip package to unzip it in the current folder. 3) Double-click the FlashBack Removal app . . . → Read More: detect flashback mac

detect mac flashback

to detect the mac flashback virus (courtesy of

How does it work?

The Flashback malware injects code into applications (specifically Web browsers) that will be executed when they run, and which then send screenshots and other personal information to remote servers.

First step: Exploiting Java When you encounter the malicious Web page containing the . . . → Read More: detect mac flashback

SVN password caching issues with SVNKit and Eclipse on Mac OS X

When using Mac OS X, you will encounter issues when using SVNKit as the SVN interface from within Eclipse when your SVN password changes. To alleviate the issue, you should install the JavaHL Subversion client and leverage this SVN interface from within Eclipse instead. You may need admin privileges on your computer to perform these . . . → Read More: SVN password caching issues with SVNKit and Eclipse on Mac OS X

command tab not working snow leopard

I recently had an issue where command + tab would not show all of my currently running applications.

I loaded up console messages and saw this: 1/18/12 11:26:49 PM 11:26:49 PM[901] 901 Wed Jan 18 23:26:49 mac Dock[901] : kCGErrorIllegalArgument: CGSSetWindowTransformsAtPlacement: Failed

The solution? Run this from terminal to restart the dock: # . . . → Read More: command tab not working snow leopard

netstat pid mac

having trouble identifying the pid using netstat on a mac?

Try this instead: # sudo lsof -i -P

This will list all open files and the current socket they are using and the actual port (using an integer).

Configure postfix with Gmail via Webmin

Configure postfix with Gmail via Webmin

This assumes the user has webmin installed and understands how to log in and use it. (Usually bring it up in a browser at https://localhost:10000 )

Make sure that postfix is installed. In Webmin this is done by going to “System”, “Software Packages” then clicking on “Package from APT” . . . → Read More: Configure postfix with Gmail via Webmin

Mac svn finder

Here’s a tool that integrates svn in to your finder

SCPlugin allows access to Subversion commands from the Mac OS X Finder


Below are some screen captures of the SCPlugin code. Click any image for a full-size version.

The command contextual menu.

File badges, showing version control state.

Repository checkout

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ssh port forwarding example

A ssh port forwarding example would be to map a remote host’s 3306 port to your local machines 3306 port over ssh.

Remote Host: Your Host: localhost

To port forward a mysql connection on a remote host to your local host you would run:

ssh -L 3306:localhost:3306 [email protected]

Once this is mapped you can . . . → Read More: ssh port forwarding example

extend mac desktop to another computer



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teleport lets you use a single mouse and keyboard to control several Macs. Simply reach an edge of your screen, and your mouse teleports to your nearby Mac, which also becomes controlled by your keyboard. The pasteboard can be synchronized, and you can even drag & drop files . . . → Read More: extend mac desktop to another computer