Preventing Password Recovery or Change

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dpaanlka, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

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    So this friend of mine has an aluminum iMac and for the second time now his retarded girlfriend put the restore DVD into it, changed the password, and logged into his account and signed into all his services and did very bad things with his personal data.

    Besides hiding the restore DVD, is it possible to like lock out that capability?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    Open Firmware (EFI) password to prevent alternate boot options.

    It still does that, right?
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    Get rid of the girlfriend?

    Actually, you can set up a firmware password that will prevent the machine from booting from an optical disc.
     
  4. Blogger macrumors 6502

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    Restart from your install disc. Instead of continuing with an install select Utilities from the Menu bar. Select Firmware Password Utility and away you go. Write it down somewhere where the girlfriend won't find it, because you WILL forget it!
     

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