How to enable the Java Console on Mac

Last Updated: Monday, July 18, 2016 How to enable the Java Console on Mac You may need to diagnose Java implementation issues on your Mac computer. If so, it may be helpful to gather Java-related messages from your computer’s Java Console. A support team may request this information, which is also know as “output”. Below are the steps […]

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How to find Java version in Mac OS X

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 How to find Java version in Mac OS X You can find Java version in Mac OS X without running a Java applet in your web browser.  Fortunately, there are a variety of methods to find the Java version in Mac.  Below is a description of some of those […]

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Private Browsing in Safari on iOS

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Private Browsing in Safari on iOS When the call comes in from a parent or grandparent, it generally means fodder for a new Tech Help Knowledgebase article. Today was no exception, an exercise in learning about private browsing in Safari on iOS. The easy-to-read, easy-to-understand nature of our help […]

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What is the FREAK vulnerability?

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 What is the FREAK vulnerability? The FREAK (which stands for Factoring attack on RSA-EXPORT Keys) vulnerability is an encryption bug in some TLS/SSL servers and clients that has existed for more than a decade.  It allows a “man in the middle attacker” to decrease the encryption level of secure […]

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How to reinstall Java 6 on Mac OS X

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 How to reinstall Java 6 on Mac OS X How to uninstall Oracle Java 7 Java is a free software currently developed by Oracle Corporation.  Apple provided its own implementation of Java for Mac OS X until October, 2012.  At that time, the Apple verison of Java 6 was […]

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SSLv3 protocol vulnerability POODLE

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 SSLv3 protocol vulnerability POODLE A vulnerability in the SSLv3 communication protocol (SSL 3.0) has been disclosed, that allows a man-in-the-middle attack on HTTPS connections.  The SSLv3 protocol vulnerability is known as POODLE, which stands for Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption, and was developed and disclosed by researchers at Google.  According to […]

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Apple releases Bash security flaw patch

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Apple releases Bash security flaw patch Apple released a Bash security flaw patch on Monday, September 29, 2014.  The vulnerability impacts Unix-based systems, and was discovered and announced by a Red Hat security team.  Called “Shellshock” (CVE-2014-6271), the Shellshock bash vulnerability allows an attacker to inject malicious code into your […]

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How to take a screenshot on your Mac

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 How to take a screenshot on your Mac Last Update:  April 13, 2015 Screenshots are handy for a variety of reasons.  They also go by many names.  When someone refers to a screen grab, screen capture, screen dump, or screen shot (two words), they are mostly likely referring to […]

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Red Hat team discovers Shellshock bash vulnerability in Unix/Linux/OS X

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Red Hat team discovers Shellshock bash vulnerability in Unix/Linux/OS X A new vulnerability that impacts Unix-based systems has been discovered and announced by a Red Hat security team.  Called “Shellshock” (CVE-2014-6271), the Shellshock bash vulnerability allows an attacker to inject malicious code into your machine using a bash script. […]

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How to enable Java with Mac OS X

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 How to enable Java with Mac OS X Some web sites contain Java content that requires a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) to view. If your Mac does not have JRE, you may see a missing plug-in notification instead of the content itself. This usually means your Mac does not […]

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