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

    Apr 2, 2012
    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 G3


    Nov 23, 2011
  3. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    Just enable FileVault and you are good to go.

    Never ever, ever, enable the root account.

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