Monthly Archives: August 2012

Showing Hidden Files in OS X Mountain Lion 10.8

Quick tips to show or hide hidden files on a Mac in OS X 10.8

We sometimes need to view all files on a Mac and unlike Windows where changing the file attributes are relatively simple, it involves some very simple command line trickery on a Mac.

Open a Terminal session by launching Terminal from Applications/Utilities/

To have hidden file display turned on type the following exactly as it appears below,

defaults write AppleShowAllFiles -bool true

Hit Enter.

Then type the following to restart the Finder process,

killall Finder

Hit Enter

Changes may be reversed by turning Hidden Files Off by typing the following commands in a Terminal Window,

defaults write AppleShowAllFiles -bool false

The Finder process needs to be restarted for changes to take effect so type,

killall Finder 

Click Here for a look at what’s new in Mountain Lion OS X 1.8… Read the rest

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Hacked – An absolute must read….it could happen to you

Security Breach – Wired Magazine reporter hacked.

I though that this is a must read for all of us who so heavily rely on the convenience and enjoyment that technology brings.

This is not a story by a reporter on IT security…this is a first person story of how the reporter himself was hacked!

Matt Honan writes for the tech Magazine WIRED and is also associated with the Gadget Blog GIZMODO. It can happen to you and it’s a real eye-opener.

It may seem a bit long, so sit down and pour yourself a favorite beverage, but read it completely to understand how supposedly foolproof security, checks and balances can be circumvented by a little social engineering.

The biggest takeaway from this is that with so much of our personal lives being digital, it would be unwise not to backup one’s data….regularly.

Stay safe and backup your data!Read the rest

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