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MacBytes
Aug 2, 2005, 09:14 AM
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Category: Mac OS X
Link: Locking down OSX (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20050802101457)

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yellow
Aug 2, 2005, 09:29 AM
Hmm this was already reported (and made fun of) a few days ago.. lemme find the thread.

Here we go: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=140475

Here are my tips for security, they are almost as awesome and relevant:

1) Wash your hands after using the restroom

2) It's not a toy, you'll shoot your eye out.

3) Don't eat the yellow snow.

Enjoy your Mac! :rolleyes:

winmacguy
Aug 2, 2005, 01:23 PM
Hmm this was already reported (and made fun of) a few days ago.. lemme find the thread.

Here we go: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=140475

OK thanks for that. I probably didnt read that forum but saw the article and decided that although it was all fairly obvious it was still Mac related :p

<Edit> Actually I just checked and I did post on the thread. I guess I never went and read the original article. :rolleyes:

AlmostThere
Aug 2, 2005, 01:41 PM
Use the OS X screensaver with a password: This habit ensures that your machine remains inaccessible whenever you're away from the keyboard.

What it doesn't tell you is how to get a lock screen shortcut on your desktop / menu bar or whatever, so that you can lock the screen whenever you leave.

I used the somewhat roundabout way of accessing Keychain -> Preferences -> Show Icon on Menu Bar which provides a lock screen option.

Anyone know if there is a more simple and straight forward method of locking the screen at a click / key press (along the lines of Windows Ctrl-Alt-Del -> Lock screen or an icon found on just about every Linux desktop) which doesn't require yet another icon on the menu bar?

yellow
Aug 2, 2005, 01:44 PM
There isn't one built-in, I don't think. Maybe using Butler or some other 3rd party app.

I've always used the 'put-cursor-in-lower-left-hand-corner-to-bring-on-the-screensaver' method (you can set this up in the Exposť prefpane). I got used to doing that wil AfterDark a million years ago, and it's stuck every since.