Hello. Ive got a bit of an enigma going on here. Im running 10.9.1 Mavericks and recently a dialog box has been popping up asking for Administrator privileges for no discernible reason. Rather disturbingly, it doesnt mention what program wants to do what. Theres no apparent context to this: no regular schedule, no triggering event. Just an occasional annoyance. If it had coincided with something I had done (e.g., a recent software upgrade or something) I would be highly inclined to enter my credentials and let it do its thing, but since it isnt obviously related to anything Ive done, Im a bit suspicious. First I tried entering false credentials (to avoid giving it the opportunity to run rampant if indeed it is something malicious) and I scanned the system log in the Console to see if there was any indication of what program had received flawed credentials: nothing came up. Then I reasoned it must be a wayward system daemon that has somehow lost its SUID bit so I rebuilt my permissions with Disk Utility, expecting that if its permissions were restored to default values it would be content and do its thing invisibly in the background. Again, no success: it reappeared. That strongly suggests it isnt a system component, or at least not one included in the BOMs. Basically what Im asking is this: how can I find out what process/program is prompting this box? If I can find out what the program is Im fairly sure I can make a considered determination of whether it is safe or not. Thanks for your help.