Screen Saver Security Flaw in 10.3.4

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by slughead, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. slughead macrumors 68030

    slughead

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    #1
    I gave my sister an admin account on my machine.

    I have a password on my screen saver.

    She entered her username/pw into the screen saver screen and it allowed her in.

    Now, I don't mind her getting in there, but this might be a big risk for some people.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. FredAkbar macrumors 6502a

    FredAkbar

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    Location:
    Santa Barbara, CA
    #2
    I think you can basically do anything in OS X with an admin name and password (if you know what you're doing). So although I can see how it'd be nice if you could have your name fully protected by your own password, I wouldn't really call this a flaw. Basically, OS X trusts that anyone with an admin account means no harm to you or your computer. That's how I see it, anyway.
     

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