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

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    My roommate keeps creating his own administrator account on my mac using this method:

    http://osxdaily.com/2010/08/10/forgot-mac-password-how-to-reset-mac-password/

    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.

    Thanks!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    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

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    Try Filevault2.

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

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    FileVault did the trick. Thanks so much!
     

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