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zoran

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Is there an ability to lock the data ports in an iMac so that a user cannot take files using a flash drive?
 
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Tech198

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umm.. I guess don't leave the usb flash in when u'r not using it ?

I think u can probably get hardware equipped usb drives with a write protect lock....

A step down from there would be password protect contents and/or encrypt drive.

There are ways by deleting the extension IOUsbMassStorage.kext and running Terminal command
 
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zoran

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umm.. I guess don't leave the usb flash in when u'r not using it ?
Its not a matter of if i leave a drive there because any user can bring his own flash drive and take files

I think u can probably get hardware equipped usb drives with a write protect lock....
What about the usb ports that are already there? Can they be locked?

There are ways by deleting the extension IOUsbMassStorage.kext and running Terminal command
So u mean that through Terminal i can lock the usb ports access of the iMac?
 

jbarley

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Its not a matter of if i leave a drive there because any user can bring his own flash drive and take files


What about the usb ports that are already there? Can they be locked?

So u mean that through Terminal i can lock the usb ports access of the iMac?
The fellow on this link seems to have found a solution for a similar problem.
 
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