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  • 150. Re: Parental Controls bug in Mountain Lion 10.8.2
    bomelkr Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    The Supplemental update does not work at all! Perhaps with Safari, and you just have to approve a few HTTPS sites, but try running Skype, and you'll experience how many sites Skype addresses all the time, hundreds, literally.

     

    I think it is embarrassing how faulty 10.8.2 is. I would have thought Apple had a better quality control!

     

    /Bo

  • 151. Re: Parental Controls bug in Mountain Lion 10.8.2
    Jose Manuel Mota Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I tested, and only request authoritation for 7 places. no more. After we did some videoskype normally.

  • 152. Re: Parental Controls bug in Mountain Lion 10.8.2
    bomelkr Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Yes it will work, but everytime I open Skype I am asked to approve of additional HTTPS sites.

  • 153. Re: Parental Controls bug in Mountain Lion 10.8.2
    jamesfromhillsboro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So long as you are not making online purchases, filing your taxes or other activities that require encryption, SSL isn't really necessary.

     

    So as a work-around to get the kids back to browsing the web, SSL can be turned off from Keychain Access:

     

    Turn off SSL in Keychain Access:

    1. Launch Keychain Access
      • Go/Applications/Utilities/Keychain Access
      • Keychain Access/Preferences/Certificates tab
        • Set OCSP & CRL to "Off."
  • 154. Re: Parental Controls bug in Mountain Lion 10.8.2
    Scotch_Brawth Level 3 Level 3 (815 points)

    So long as you are not making online purchases, filing your taxes or other activities that require encryption, SSL isn't really necessary.

    Whilst I can see that you're trying to offer a workaround for a pernicious bug, this advice is less useful than you might think.  The number of sites that require SSL is larger than you might have supposed, and disabling SSL really would form quite a hurdle to useful web access.  I mean, the Apple Discussion Forums themselves require SSL for login—the same goes for a great many support sites.  Even web search can be affected: Google and DuckDuckGo both offer an SSL option.

     

    Whilst it may prove useful for someone, this workaround would cripple web access too much to make it generally advisable.

  • 155. Re: Parental Controls bug in Mountain Lion 10.8.2
    shaneprychun Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So long as you are not making online purchases, filing your taxes or other activities that require encryption, SSL isn't really necessary.

     

    This is true, however ... as per some of the latest news on securing websites, many sites have chosen to secure their entire site regardless of whether or not you are doing anything that would normally require SSL.  It's a trend that should not be overlooked.

     

    Take for instance the educational site:  www.xtramath.org.   They require SSL from the get go, therefore eliminating the chance that my kids will be allowed to use it under parental controls.

     

    (I have the same issue on my kid's MacBook running 10.6.8)

  • 156. Re: Parental Controls bug in Mountain Lion 10.8.2
    qwist Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Same here - great pains with 10.8.2, Parental Controls completely broken. Installed patch, it fixed it - UNTIL NOW!!! For some odd reason, the problem has reappeared. The timer now works (it seems), but he cannot access websites without the annoying https fault.

     

    So, Apple faulted it, fixed it, and then faulted Parental Controls again - you start wondering whether it is engineers or monkeys qualifying their software (probably unfair to the monkeys of this world). I am getting the Windows shivers...

  • 157. Re: Parental Controls bug in Mountain Lion 10.8.2
    angus_stirling Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yup. More pain. My kids' accounts won't connect to the internet anymore even if I switch parental controls off. All they get is an error message that they are not connected to the internet...  This is tiresome.   

  • 158. Re: Parental Controls bug in Mountain Lion 10.8.2
    SammiRye777 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Fixed it personally by changing

     

         System Preferences -> Parental Controls -> Guest User -> Web -> Website Restrictions

     

    from

     

         "Try to limit access to adult websites automatically"

     

    to

     

         "Allow unrestricted access to websites."

     

    Even though my user is an administrator and not a Guest User, this removed that dialog from Chrome when Chrome access https sites.

     

    Message was edited by: SammiRye777

  • 159. Re: Parental Controls bug in Mountain Lion 10.8.2
    whgraham Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Is this now fixed, still broken, or re-broken? Like many, I need the time limit settings in Parental Controls, and I would prefer to not be forced into adding more utilities to fill in Apple's gaps. We use OpenDNS, and other things, but none of them deal as easily as time of day AND amount of time.

     

    Can someone with first hand experience please confirm that going back to 10.8.1 will restore the functionality that's broken? I'm hoping that's the case, but it will be a hassle; the last physical discs I have Snow Leopard.

  • 160. Re: Parental Controls bug in Mountain Lion 10.8.2
    Scotch_Brawth Level 3 Level 3 (815 points)

    qwist wrote:

    I am getting the Windows shivers...

     

    Right there with you.

     

    you start wondering whether it is engineers or monkeys qualifying their software

    The simple fact is, they're just not pouring enough money into the required testing.  This is disappointing coming from what is now, "the most valuable company of all time".

  • 161. Re: Parental Controls bug in Mountain Lion 10.8.2
    LenTS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had the error ""UBS is trying to access *amazonawd.com" when running email to iCloud from my daughter's parental control account. This is distressing because there is no way I'm going to allow access to a generic cloud service that hosts malware. Turned off the guest account and the problem went away, even though it is not the same account.

  • 162. Re: Parental Controls bug in Mountain Lion 10.8.2
    mick80234 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Does anyone know if 10.8.3 fixes the issues with parental controls not working?

  • 163. Re: Parental Controls bug in Mountain Lion 10.8.2
    LizFS2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Not for me, not yet.  But then, I am having all kinds of problems with this Mac and, after reading a few recent articles on the way things are bing run at Apple, I am beginning to seriously rethink Windows.  Everything Apple has put out in the last year has been problem-ridden crap.

  • 164. Re: Parental Controls bug in Mountain Lion 10.8.2
    Romelhr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a solution: First time, not set parental to the User, name: Alumnos, run all programs in Administer, and then run all all programs in the user Alumnos, and now Reset. The 2nd time, set Parental to user Alumnos, but not rstrict nothing still, run programs in Administer user, and then run all programs to be restrict in Alumnos, and now Reset. Third Time, put the restrictions on the programs and/or Internet in user Alumnos, and Reset. Fourth Time run the all programs restricted and Internet sites in user Alumnos and answer with the User & password of administer when ask the System, al the end Reset again. Fifth Time, the restrictions of Parental is working more o less very well.