Lockdown Macs (Specifically Laptops)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lieb39, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. lieb39 macrumors 6502

    lieb39

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    Mar 17, 2005
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    #1
    Hello everyone,

    I've realised that if anyone were to ever get ahold of my Macbook, they'd be able to get into my stuff pretty easily. I have a password setup, with no auto-login, but by removing the hard drive all files + emails can be accessed with another machine.

    What suggestions do you all have to lock down your mac? I've done the following:

    - No Auto Login
    - Password
    - Screen Saver Lock
    - Password Open Firmware (Prevent changing boot order without a password)

    Should I enable FileVault? Anything else?

    Thanks,
    Daniel.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    #2
    Just use a strong password and use a non-administrator account.
     
  3. seb-opp macrumors 6502

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    Location:
    London/Norwich
    #3
    file vault might be a good idea but you should check what that means about how you back up your data - I don't think you can clone the drive if you have file vault on.
     
  4. cderalow macrumors 6502

    cderalow

    #4
    time machine backs up accounts with file vault enabled when the account is not logged in, or when it is logging out.
     

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