Open Firmware Password and Guest Account

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by GuitarG20, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. GuitarG20, Nov 21, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2011

    GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

    GuitarG20

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    #1
    I have tried searching on this, but I have a question for you guys.

    I am already running FileVault, but due to the large amount of macs being stolen on my campus recently I want to also turn on an open firmware password.

    I have both prey and find my mac enabled on my MBP.

    If I add a firmware password, can someone still log into the guest account in order to give prey and find my mac a location to work with?

    and how do I do this? the guides I have seen have all disagreed.

    17" MBP 8,3 running OSX 10.7.2

    Thanks all!
    -Greg
     
  2. xzolian macrumors newbie

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    #2
    Did you ever get an answer? I'm wondering the same thing.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #3
    I am using FV2 and and EFI password and you still get the "guest" account on the login screen. If a thief clicks the guest account the system reboots to a Safari only mode that runs from the Recovery HD partition and Find my Mac will work. Prey will not work with this setup.
     

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