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Old Dec 30, 2012, 07:05 PM   #1
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anyone with a mac dvd, or anyone who knows 'command-R' can get into a mac, and change the password...and access that computer.

up thru 10.7, i used a firmware password on my macs. if you booted up without holding the Option key...you'd get a flashing question mark. this no longer works on my new mac, in ML.

is there a 10.8 equivalent to a firmware password? i miss that extra security...
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 09:58 AM   #2
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Do a command-r boot to recovery and in the utility menu you will see the option to set an EFI boot password like you want.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 10:00 AM   #3
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If someone has physical access to your machine you're pretty much screwed.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 10:13 AM   #4
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If someone has physical access to your machine you're pretty much screwed.
Not so much. If you enable Filevault2 with an EFI password, I have yet to see anybody show how they would get past that.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 11:22 AM   #5
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it's still listed as a firmware password. but i get it...if someone DOES try to boot from a dvd, or command-R...they STILL need a password to get in.

different from my previous os x experience, but useful. thanx!
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