Preventing password resets!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by phalewhale, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. phalewhale macrumors 6502a

    phalewhale

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    Hey everyone,

    I've used the firmware password utility from my Mac OS X installation disc to set up a firmware password. I'm under the impression that this little utility will revoke certain boot-up functions like "c", to prevent someone booting to the Tiger install CD. What I'm trying to prevent is someone resetting/changing my password.

    My question is, why can I still hold the option (alt) key, and boot to the CD that way? How do I prevent this?
     
  2. Mernak macrumors 6502

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    If you press option while booting it should prompt you for a password before showing boot options, that what it does with me at least.
     
  3. phalewhale thread starter macrumors 6502a

    phalewhale

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    Duh...

    Yep, it does that for me too now that I've set it up properly.

    I think I must have been seeing things or just being plain dumb. Probably the latter. What-a mistake-a to make-a!

    Thanks anyway.

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    On a slightly different note though... does anyone know where this password is stored? If so, is it encrypted?
    Or can this password itself be reset like on BIOS of PC.
     

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