Resolved Roommate keeps hacking my mac...any ideas?!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Ghendric89, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. Ghendric89, Aug 17, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2012

    Ghendric89 macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2011
    My roommate keeps creating his own administrator account on my mac using this method:

    I tried changing the permissions on the .applesetupdone file. Short of locking away my computer all of the time, any ideas on how to protect from this?! I can't believe it is this easy to get past password protection.

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  3. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    Frankly, a determined hacker with know how is going to continue to do this whatever you do. My advice? Either report your roommate to the appropriate authorities or get a new one.
  4. DVD9 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2010
    Try Filevault2.

    If your roommate can get around that please do let us know.
  5. Ghendric89 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2011
    FileVault did the trick. Thanks so much!

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