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Syslogd Overwhelming Your Computer?

If your Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5) system is unexpectedly sluggish, logging might be the culprit. Run Activity Monitor (Applications/Utilities/ folder), and click the CPU column twice to get it to show most to least activity. If syslogd is at the top of the list, there's a fix. Syslogd tracks informational messages produced by software and writes them to the asl.db, a file in your Unix /var/log/ directory. It's a known problem that syslogd can run amok. There's a fix: deleting the asl.db file.

Launch Terminal (from the same Utilities folder), and enter these commands exactly as written, entering your administrative password when prompted:

sudo launchctl stop

sudo rm /var/log/asl.db

sudo launchctl start

Your system should settle down to normal. For more information, follow the link.

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How to Crack Encrypted DMGs (Not Really)

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We’re having huge discussions internally about just how secure we should make our digital lives, and this recent blog post by security expert Jeremiah Grossman brings a wonderful level of reality to the table. Jeremiah takes extreme security precautions, thanks to his position in the security industry, and this post is the tale of how he forgot a key password and the astonishing lengths he went to in order to get it back.favicon follow link


Comments about How to Crack Encrypted DMGs (Not Really)
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Laine Lee  2013-02-12 08:59
Well, I can't crack 'em, but I can turn off their annoying agreement notices:
Steve Nicholson  2013-02-13 10:20
I'm so glad I'm not important enough to have highly sensitive and valuable files. I take reasonable precautions including having different randomly-typed passwords for just about everything so no one's going to get access to more than one account if they get a password. But I don't have to go to the extreme of having encrypted DMGs on my encrypted hard drive.