Is there a way to check if someone has logged into your MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by doubleback, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. doubleback macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2009

    I sent my MacBook Pro for repair via the Apple Care process. It was a video card issue, so there should have been no need to log into any of the user accounts.

    I was wondering if there was a way to check and see if someone logged into my user account or some other way check if someone accessed any of my files, keychain, etc. when the computer was out of my hands?

    Is there a log kept somewhere in OS X or anywhere?

  2. RoninXI macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2006
    Vermilion, Ohio
    System log should have all the logins and startups (mine does) /Applications/Utilities/ then in the log list (left pane) Log Files > /var/log > the logs are backed up by date but not intuitively look for system.log.#.bz2 those are your old logs it should say something like
    Jan 26 21:26:50 *your-mac* loginwindow[##]: Login Window Started Security Agent
    Jan 26 21:26:50 *your-mac* SecurityAgent[###]: User info context values set for *ShortUsername*

    They may have had to go in to check the video card in something like Quicktime as a test. Unless you gave them your password though they can't get into it. They might know of a way to break in but would not want the legal issues from doing so without your consent.
  3. GreyRockOne macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2011
    they CAN get in to it and when you send it in for service, you have to sign freeing anyone from legal action and the possibility of total data loss.

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