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  1. As much as its not a standard 'Apple' product,...

    As much as its not a standard 'Apple' product, the DosDude patcher seems not to make any significant changes that would explain what I'm currently experiencing. All it does AFAIK is download the same...
  2. Thanks for pointing this out Rod. I did stumble...

    Thanks for pointing this out Rod. I did stumble across this option shortly after posting this thread a couple days ago, however it too seems 'unable to connect' reporting " Unable to Check for...
  3. I didn't see the little lock icon in the bottom...

    I didn't see the little lock icon in the bottom of that 'get info' menu - thanks for pointing this out: Have now added the standard user and will try it shortly.
  4. Read AND Write access to 'Shared' folder for Standard Account type

    Hi Guys,

    I do most of my day to day OSX activities in the Standard account in line with the security recommendations from Apple themselves, however I'm finding it increasingly frustrating to only...
  5. App Store 'Couldn't Connect' - unable to update OSX since format/reinstall

    Hi Folks,

    I recently did a fresh install of Mojave 10.14.5 using the DosDude Installer Patch which allows you to download Mojave full 6.x Gb installer for USB installer disk creation. However...
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    Thanks to all of you for your thoughts /...

    Thanks to all of you for your thoughts / suggestions in this thread. MacInWin was quite right with his deductions based on my previous posts. I ended up using the DosDude Mojave Installer patch which...
  7. Security of High Sierra with Latest 2019-003 update vs Mojave 10.14.5

    Hi Guys,

    I'm currently looking at the prospect of doing a full HDD erase and clean USB install of Mojave (ideally 10.14.5) using a bootable USB (offline installer), but am interested to know...
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    Offline Mojave Installer

    Hi Guys,

    Where can I download a Mojave 10.4.5 or at least the basic Mojave 10.14.1 full DMG so I can create an offline USB installer. I'm on limited data and can't afford to be downloading 6Gb at...
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    I've had keychain disabled for a long time now...

    I've had keychain disabled for a long time now having already read some of the issues flagged in this article (Thx Patrick) and from other sources. However this article points out that because of the...
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    Sorry, is this confirming that Apple patched this...

    Sorry, is this confirming that Apple patched this keychain exploit on Feb 7 in release 10.14.3?

    Regardless, has this been appropriately patched by Apple as yet?
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    FYI: I created the new UAC pw just last night....

    FYI: I created the new UAC pw just last night. The moment I'd created the PW and hint (part of a famous saying) I was being ridiculed and the famous saying was being blurted out in its entirety by...
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    As it turns out thats exactly the option I chose...

    As it turns out thats exactly the option I chose when I activated FVault2, both on this occasion and back at the end of 2015 when I got the MBP (The recovery key option). I've just checked out a few...
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    Hi Jake, I want to extend my full gratitude...

    Hi Jake,

    I want to extend my full gratitude for the detailed clarification you've now provided. I think you can appreciate what I'm experiencing. I'd like to know more about a couple points you...
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    Yeh thanks Ferrarr. I've already have High Sierra...

    Yeh thanks Ferrarr. I've already have High Sierra on a bootable USB courtesy diskmaker x. It turns out that booting using internet recovery causes the mac to load up from firmware obviating the need...
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    Are you trying to say theres no viruses affecting...

    Are you trying to say theres no viruses affecting the mac OS at present? Or do you mean no viruses that use WIFI access that the real time protection is presumably there to protect against?



    I...
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    Thanks Rocky. I'm actually just using the 'USB...

    Thanks Rocky. I'm actually just using the 'USB only' 4G tethering to my iphone for internet and rarely the campus WIFI which is WPAII.. Good point though regarding the length of the password. I was...
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    I've actually got MalwareBytes running as we...

    I've actually got MalwareBytes running as we speak, and like this and all previous scans in/around the last clean install it always finds nothing. Though now I'm on the Free version as my 'pro' trial...
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    Thanks MacInWin. It seems a bit pointless given...

    Thanks MacInWin. It seems a bit pointless given the fact they can see everything I type in real time at present..... Perhaps change it after another clean install from the USB drive??
    Also: Am I to...
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    Thanks for the reply. I'm actually not using a...

    Thanks for the reply. I'm actually not using a broadband router. My sole two means of internet access are mostly cellular, via the personal hotspot of my tethered iPhone 5s running iOS 12.1 and the...
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    Thanks Harry. I'm using a 14 digit 'securely...

    Thanks Harry. I'm using a 14 digit 'securely generated' pword via LastPass for all logins. It includes wildcards but may look at extending it to 18 digits pending further advice.
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    What if...

    If at some point in the past my MBP's (early 2015 model) had been hacked and the MAC address of the network card and WIFI had been compromised, then how much protection does a VPN, or the OSX...
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