check failed login attempts

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

  1. glascofireman macrumors newbie

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    Nov 17, 2009
    #1
    Hello
    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.

    cheers,

    Matt
     
  2. tje210 macrumors newbie

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    Jan 16, 2010
    #2
    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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