check failed login attempts

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by glascofireman, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. glascofireman macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2009
    Is there a way to check the number of failed login attempts? I would like to know when someone is trying to get into my computer.


  2. tje210 macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2010
    open up your "console" (you can search for it in spotlight or finder) and look at "all messages"... on my computer, the failure shows up as 2 lines...

    2/7/10 11:29:04 AM SecurityAgent[93] User info context values set for ME

    2/7/10 11:29:04 AM authorizationhost[91] Failed to authenticate user <ME> (tDirStatus: -14090).

    then it resets itself. if, like today, somebody tries 5 times and fails, and gets locked out, you get...

    2/7/10 11:38:19 AM DirectoryService[11] Failed Authentication return is being delayed due to over five recent auth failures for username: ME.

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