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Measuring Up The Security Risks For Mac ? Are Apple Prepared

The February 16, 2016 order issued by Magistrate Judge Pym gave Apple five days to apply for relief if Apple believed the order was "unreasonably burdensome". Apple announced its intent to oppose the order, citing the security risks that the creation of a backdoor would pose towards customers.[31] It also stated that no government had ever asked for similar access.[32] The company was given until February 26 to fully respond to the court order.[33][34]

Measuring up the Security Risks for Mac – Are Apple Prepared

and specifying an account with the required privileges. Or you could launch Windows Explorer on the desktop with elevated privileges by using its /root switch. You could also launch Control Panel applets by simply entering the applet name and extension (.cpl) as if it were any other executable program. If you run Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) with elevated privileges, you can use Margosis's PrivBar add-on that shows which security level your browser is running under.

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The worst case scenario for me was minimal delay and discomfort. I am enormously privileged in my position to be able to think about this sort of passive resistance without actual fear for bodily harm or other forms of retribution. For me, the likely worst case, even if things had escalated to asking for social media passwords, would have been the confiscation of my devices and my being detained for a time. This is assuredly not the worst case for many, and it is extraordinarily important that each person judge their own risks when deciding on security practices.


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