Mac Setup: The Desk of a Security Tester

Oct 11, 2015 - 12 Comments

Mac Setup of a Security Researcher

This weeks featured Mac setup arrives from Don W., a security researcher and developer who has a great workstation with six displays and some interesting additional hardware. Let’s dive in and learn a bit more!

What do you use your gear for?

Security testing and script development. 

What hardware is included in your Mac setup?

Primary Apple hardware

  • Mac Mini (2010 model)
  • MacBook Pro (2008 model)
  • Power Mac G5 (2004 model) – main board blew out so this became a Hackintosh
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPad 3
  • Apple Watch
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard & Magic Mouse

Other Machines

Other hardware bits

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Mac setup of a security researcher

What software do you use most often?

VMware has multiple VM’s running Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 2012 Server, and Linux.

Send us your Mac setups! And if you’re not quite ready to share your own workstation yet, browse through previously featured setups instead.


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  1. gurkan says:

    hope to see more powerful hardwares from apple on desktop and laptops otherwise hackintosh rules :-)

  2. Don W says:

    Lights on the walls are Binary clocks (thinkgeek)
    PowerMac G5 – you have to guess
    Mac Mini mounts are just L brackets with another bend in them to support the Mac.
    Samsung 24″ Monitors (1920X1200)

  3. avvid says:

    Ok, love the little sneak-in of the Raspberry Pi screen there :)

  4. ali says:

    what app is running on tablet, which shows star trek TNG theme

  5. Olly says:

    what monitors did he use?

  6. Nice. I’ve never thought of putting a Mac mini on the wall before. I wonder what kind of mount that is.

  7. 1HungLo says:

    At least he didn’t bore us with a long back story and details!

  8. Moe says:

    “Power Mac G5 (2004 model) – main board blew out so this became a Mackintosh”

    Did you mean “Hackintosh” instead of “Mackintosh”?

  9. Wharf Xanadu says:

    What are the lights on the walls?

    Nice setup. Like the wall mounted Mac mini too.

    • Nate says:

      > What are the lights on the walls?

      Above the Mac Mini is definitely a binary clock. idk what the other set of lights on the other wall are.

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