View Full Version : Security with Airport Time Capsule

01-02-2018, 09:04 AM
I have moved this post to Security awareness

01-02-2018, 09:10 AM
I want to make sure that, if my iMac were to be stolen together with my Airport Time Capsule, the thief would be unable to find out my password/s. If I go into the Airport utility from my iMac there is a base station password and a wifi password both of which are hidden. For wireless encryption I am using WPA 2 Personal.

I know what my network password is and, as it has the the same number of letters, I presume they are the same. As they are hidden and are located in my keychain does this mean that a thief would be unable to access them? Can I access them?

01-02-2018, 09:46 AM
Can't answer the question, but you need to know that this forum is being closed by the owners any time now. Have a read here: http://www.mac-forums.com/news-and-community-announcements/344718-life-mac-forums-com.html

There is also a much longer thread on the same topic.

01-02-2018, 09:48 AM
Best I can tell you is make sure Find My Mac is setup on your iMac. At least if it is stolen you can disable it. See the link below.



01-02-2018, 04:39 PM
If a thief gets hold of your iMac and TC, and he gains access to the iMac, he can steal everything very easily. All he has to do is reset the keychain and all your passwords are gone. If you're worried about that sort of thing, you should setup a firmware password on the iMac and use FileVault encryption. Then, if the iMac is stolen and even if the hard drive should be removed, the data would be inaccessible. Kind of drastic protection to use, but if it is something that concerns you.....