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Mala
Apr 1, 2011, 05:46 AM
A friend has just had a break-in, and - not content with stealing the things he'd worked hard to get - the robbers put the entire contents of his hard drive online.

On hearing this I changed my settings so that my MacBook would lock a few minutes after sleep.

But what about my backup drive, a FireWire external hard drive, which contains all the same information. Can I set this as locked, and to open only with my admin password?

I'm using an Intel-based MacBook running Leopard, I think it is - the latest OS, anyway.



simsaladimbamba
Apr 1, 2011, 05:50 AM
You could look into encryption: http://www.truecrypt.org/

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10644330/MR_Image_Hotlinks/MR_screenshots/MR_identify_your_Mac_short.png

Identify your Mac and Mac OS X version, visualised in a more elaborate image (http://tinyurl.com/66ah4n6)

Mala
Apr 1, 2011, 05:57 AM
You could look into encryption: http://www.truecrypt.org/

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10644330/MR_Image_Hotlinks/MR_screenshots/MR_identify_your_Mac_short.png

Identify your Mac and Mac OS X version, visualised in a more elaborate image (http://tinyurl.com/66ah4n6)

How do I do that visual thingy, please?

I looked at the TrueCrypt page, but it seemed rather nerdy. It tells you what it does, but not what steps you take to use it. I'm a simple soul, and need this type of information.

simsaladimbamba
Apr 1, 2011, 06:01 AM
How do I do that visual thingy, please?

Photoshop or any equivalent photo manipulation application with layers and blending options and shadows and gradient overlays.