Help with an Urgent Matter

Michael Beasley youvegotmoxie at
Thu Jul 12 19:49:18 UTC 2018

> On Jul 12, 2018, at 11:57 AM, Kevin P. Neal <kpn at> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 04:34:46AM +0200, Polytropon wrote:
>> If you're asking for UFS and ZFS support (those are the two
>> filesystem types primarily used on FreeBSD), I have no idea
>> if they are supported, but I'd assume they are, given that
>> both have been supported by older versions of Mac OS X.
> There's no ZFS on macOS today. I don't remember the status of UFS and can't
> check since I'm not at home ATM.

That’s not entirely accurate. While there is no 1st party support for ZFS from Apple there is the OpenZFS on OSX project which does provide ZFS support for macOS. <>

>>> You should know that my request revolves around a criminal case of Elder
>>> Abuse here in Canada
>>> and I believe that the criminals involved are using Free BSD to control and
>>> destroy evidence in our computers.......
>> If that's true (or if it's just a suspicion), you should
>> be in contact with the authorities. They have tools to
>> forensically analyze a system to see what's going on.
> Seconded, strongly.
> The general rule is that the legal authorities should be the ones to
> handle criminal matters.
>> Per default, as far as I know, macOS does not exhibit means
>> of remote control. Such a construct would involve a running
>> SSH server, a username and password (!) known to the attacker,
>> the firewall "properly" configured (to allow SSH connections),
>> and the system to be online, of course.
> Some kind of remote desktop could also be a way to do this.
> If remote access is suspected then why is the computer connected to the
> Internet?
>> As you have learned a lot about the relationship between
>> FreeBSD and macOS, you should contact a macOS-centric discussion
>> forum and maybe the SquirrelMail maintainers. To get this
>> right: You assume that the BSD part of macOS is being used
>> by a remote attacker to destroy evidence, and you conclude
>> that from some SquirrelMail message... ???
>> Hmmm...
> Agreed. At the very least there's no evidence of FreeBSD here. Parts
> of macOS that came from FreeBSD, sure, but not FreeBSD itself.
> -- 
> Kevin P. Neal                      
> "It sounded pretty good, but it's hard to tell how it will work out
> in practice." -- Dennis Ritchie, ~1977, "Summary of a DEC 32-bit machine"
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