Orbicule & Undercover is useless if you have a password...no?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Davmeister, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. Davmeister macrumors 6502

    Davmeister

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    If you have a password for your account on Mac OS X, then the thief cannot login (yes?). So Orbicule cannot be used, rendering it useless (yes?). If you have a firmware password set, they cannot erase the hard drive (yes?). So the best they can do is replace the hard drive, thereby removing Orbicule.


    If you have a password on your mac, what is the point in Orbicules Undercover software?

    Or am I missing something big time.

    Thanks

    Tom
     
  2. systimax macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I believe you are missing something. You enable the guest account. The person who has the laptop logs into the guest account.

    Also it runs as a root process so I believe but am not sure that most of the funtions work sitting at the logon screen except the pictures and what not.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    Most thieves don't do this. If you make a Guest account with no password and restrict the applications to a browser (and whatever else), they'll almost always use it. Undercover works.

    No, it has to be connected to the internet.
     
  4. SicMX macrumors member

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    Might have to give this software a try, looks really impressive!

    http://www.orbicule.com/undercover/mac/

    Btw, can anyone with a Snow Leopard DVD change the administrator password when they boot the computer up with it, or does it have to be the same actual DVD that came with the computer?
     

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