Locking USB ports etc.

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  1. zoran, Jul 15, 2016
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    zoran macrumors 68030

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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?
     
  2. Tech198, Jul 16, 2016
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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
     
  3. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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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?
     
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    The fellow on this link seems to have found a solution for a similar problem.
     
  5. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    thanx jbarley, i dont see though how the usb ports are enabled again.
     
  6. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    That very question is asked and answered on that same page link.
    replace kextunload with kextload.
     

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