New Mac Pro security

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by carrerascott, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. carrerascott macrumors regular

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    Has Apple included any locking or cable loop mechanism with the nMP? The oMP would be a challenge to steal without being noticed. This one would fit in a backpack.

    Any thoughts on this? Or has it been discussed?
     
  2. mpantone macrumors 6502

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    I'm certain this topic has been beaten to death like a herd of dead horses.

    Everything else about the new Mac Pro has.
     
  3. carrerascott thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. wonderspark macrumors 68030

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    The consensus was that Apple built this only for professionals, which means Pixar / Dreamworks / other major studio employees in completely secure buildings where doors only open with an authorized badge-swipe.

    :p
     
  5. echoout macrumors 6502a

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    Me either. I'm going to be filling several of my labs at schools with these things and getting this sorted out will be interesting.
     
  6. wonderspark macrumors 68030

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    Great! Which schools? I need to enroll, so I can snag a free nMP! :p
     
  7. mpantone macrumors 6502

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    Without a doubt, some enterprising third-party peripheral manufacturer will devise and market a pretty chastity belt for the new Mac Pro.

    Just give them some time to figure it out. It will come.
     
  8. echoout macrumors 6502a

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    It's kind of funny, two of the biggest headaches right now for our IT staff are the security of nMPs and the deployment of the Adobe Creative Cloud. We've got until this Fall to figure it out. Should be interesting.
     
  9. jondunford macrumors 6502

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    why do you call them computer laboratories in america

    i always wondered
     
  10. deconstruct60 macrumors 604

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    It got discussed in original threads around the time of the June announcement and the first set of pictures.

    Nothing obviously there. If the latch flipped out to run a cable through ( not exactly but similar to previous Mac Pro mechanism) that probably would not show up in the pictures.

    More likely some kind of collar (like what is used for Mac Minis) will show up eventually. (the latch would be free to move but can't lift the cover off.) Not exactly this but similar in concept of coming up the sides and holding down the top.

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    http://www.tryten.com/mac-computer-locks/mac-mini-security-mount.html

    You'll bolt or secure the collar.
     
  11. calaverasgrande macrumors 65816

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    convention I guess?
    In many colleges the part of the class where you listen to the professor is called the "Lecture" and the part where you do the work is the "Lab" or laboratory.
    So you try and get you lab and lecture classes on the same day, or some students try and get them on separate days.
     
  12. deconstruct60 macrumors 604

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    Track down the vendors who do special Mac oriented devices now. Once they have a Mac Pro to confirm the jig is correct it isn't going to take them long to stamp a collar/cuff/etc out and then ramp to production.
     

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