iCloud and Find My Mac

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by hammie14, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. hammie14 macrumors regular

    hammie14

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    When i log on to iCloud and select my mac under Find My .....

    If I select Remote Lock I can only select a 4 digit number (MacBook Pro Early 2011) yet other people i know can select a 6 digit number?

    Is there a setting I can change for a more secure (6 digit) lock?

    Thanks
    Rob
     
  2. wackymacky macrumors 68000

    wackymacky

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    I'm a little perplexed how this is more secure than having auto-login after power failure disabled, having a password for login, and having file vault running.

    The only advantage of the new login system under Lion is that the "Guest User" lets the thief try and go on line which (if wifi is on and skyhook mapped) let's Find My Mac know your computers location.
     
  3. hammie14 thread starter macrumors regular

    hammie14

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    Is there any reason why i only get 4 digit and my friend gets a 6 digit number?
     
  4. roblawton macrumors 6502

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    As far as I know you can only choose a four digit PIN.

    I'd ask your friend to double check for the sake of your sanity! :D
     

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