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tomy82
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2005-03-07, 04:47

Hi all,

I'm just wondering if there is a way to prevent the "command+s" command at startup to log you in root automaticaly, because this is quite unsecured...

I know there is a way by putting a password to the open-firmware, but its quite unconfortable, cause you've to type "boot" then the password everytime and the keyboard is set to qwerty which is stupid with an azerty keyboard..

So does anyone knows anything about this??

Thx
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Brad
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2005-03-07, 09:32

Setting up Open Firmware Password Protection in Mac OS X 10.1 or later

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torifile
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2005-03-07, 09:42

Get a new keyboard.

Just kidding. The only way to totally secure your machine is to lock it in a trunk and put it in a safe. The next best solution would be what Brad linked above. Not ideal in your situation, I know, but better than nothing.
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tomy82
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2005-03-07, 10:28

with this program, when you want to boot on something else than the hard drive, does it ask you for the password, or does it just continu on booting on the hard drive?
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2005-03-07, 10:31

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Originally Posted by tomy82
with this program, when you want to boot on something else than the hard drive, does it ask you for the password, or does it just continu on booting on the hard drive?
Setting an open firmware password will allow you to prevent people from selecting an alternate volume to boot from. That way they can't get around the security measures. It's the next best thing to keeping people away (physically) from your computer.
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