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Phone Home Anti-Robber Mac Security Script

If you have a laptop or a normal Mac and you are interested in a way to find out the culprit of the person who has stolen it you Mac there are a couple of applications out there which can help you. Although you can use these, they are not as fun as making your own. This post will go through the steps needed in creating your very own thief catcher script that will take pictures of the culprit and email them back to you. It has taken me a couple of days to get this script working and I think it does the job well. Like many programs there is always more than one (better) way of doing it. I have previously written a shell script previously to logcpu load. It is located here. This script builds upon that previous post.

NoobProof – Firewall Manager 0

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NoobProof – Firewall Manager

If you are serious about security you will need to have a firewall in place. A firewall protects your computer from communications that are oftenmalicious and compromise the security of your Mac. Normally you start and stop the Firewall from System Preferences > Security > Firewall. This is where you can change your Firewall settings. You can also add and remove services to thisfirewall through the sharing preference pane. The problem this is that you have no way of changing the port numbers or blocking specific ports as you would on a Windows or Mac system. Thankfully you can with a small program called NoobProof and its more advance version WaterRoof.

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