Hey all- tl;dr: What's the best way to make a throw-away account on my computer to help aid in theft recovery. I've recently been on a paranoid streak and started thinking quite a bit about protecting my data and recovery of my laptop (Macbook Pro i7) should it ever be stolen. I took a few basic steps and installed Prey, started using FileVault, changed settings to require passwords to wake my computer, removed/disabled any type of "auto login" features and beefed up my passwords. The basic things we should all be doing anyway.... I got to thinking about my machine actually getting stolen, and it came to mind that if it is stolen, the chance of an (average) user being able to login was much less likely. I know he/she wouldn't be able to get into my account due to my password strength (unless it was already compromised). This pretty much makes my recovery plan moot, since in order to recover, I'd need the computer to connect to the internet again so I could get a location/IP/photos/ etc. If the thief can't login, how does he/she connect to the network? He/She doesn't I suppose. I figure if someone is going to steal the computer, and can't get into my account, they'll probably do a hard reboot, and get to a login screen. What if there were two accounts on my computer--my personal account; and another throw away account just designed to be a honey-pot for would-be thieves to login to? They could login, connect to the network.. and my recovery efforts can start. What's the best way to create such account? Obviously it needs to have certain permissions, but not everything (root). Can I lock it down so the user can perform basic tasks (open apps, connect to a network, etc), but not do more advanced tasks (create/delete accounts). What else am I leaving out here? Does that sound reasonable...is there any flaw to my logic?