Single user mode security issue

Discussion in 'macOS' started by The Guy, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. The Guy macrumors newbie

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    I was using single user mode the other day, when I realized that anyone could get root access on my mac without any effort, and could do anything as long as they know how to use the terminal. So how do I make it so someone has to put a password in before using single user mode, like the console mode in linux does.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    May 16, 2008
    #2
    You can set a firmware password, but that can be circumvented, as well. There's no substitute for controlling who has physical access to your Mac.
     
  3. munkery macrumors 68020

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