Took a leap of faith from Windows to Mac today! How to secure Mac?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by blackbirdz, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. blackbirdz macrumors member

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    Today, my new MacBook Pro arrived. I have been using Windows like forever (since 1990) and today moving to MacOS. It took a lot of faith for me to make this jump and I am glad I did it.

    Now, My objective is very simple:

    How do I secure this MacBook so that if it is missing or stolen, I or the thief will not be able to do password recovery to login? I have password protected account, but from resources online, if you forgot the password, you can do recovery by Disk Utility Ctrl-R or something and do reset password, login and the files are still there.

    Should I use root account instead? So that when I forgot the password or the laptop got stolen, nobody would be able to do password recovery. Thanks.
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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  3. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Just enable FileVault and you are good to go.

    Never ever, ever, enable the root account.
     

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