Unable to turn off guest account?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jackpf, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. jackpf macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    So I recently upgraded to El Capitan (I dont think this is too relevant though) and decided to turn on find my mac and filevault.

    This enabled a guest user in the login screen. I then read that find my mac enables this account, so I turned it off. However it's still there.

    Does anyone know how I can get rid of this account?

    Cheers,
    Jack
     
  2. jackpf thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay so turning off filevault removes the account. How can I have filevault on without this guest account? Why does filevault need a guest account??
     
  3. ocabj macrumors 6502a

    ocabj

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    People theorize it's a trap for stolen laptops. Guest user only gives access to Safari and network interfaces, not the drive itself. That way, it can phone home if someone turns it on and gets on the Internet with it.
     
  4. jackpf thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah ive read that too, whats that got to do with filevault though?
     
  5. ocabj macrumors 6502a

    ocabj

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    Other than the fact that Apple designed it this way? No clue.
     

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