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    LifeHacker- How To Break Into a Mac…And Prevent It From Happening-> To YOU
    For the record, this has NOTHING to do with "hackintosh" machines, and therefore, discussions about it shall remain off of this thread per forum rules.

    How to Break Into a Mac (And Prevent It from Happening to You)



    As for me personally, my Mac is Kensington-locked to a non-movable desk. I turn the screen off or engage the screensaver- this instantly locks the computer. I'm afraid to use FileVault because I have a nasty habit of forgetting passwords that I don't change often (I often change my user password on several things)- I also use a combination of numbers, letters and symbols- and I make it quite long.
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    As a precaution do not advocate the use of FileVault. Folk forget the password and that leads to huge problems that not even the install DVD will get you out of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    As a precaution do not advocate the use of FileVault. Folk forget the password and that leads to huge problems that not even the install DVD will get you out of.
    Hence why I said I'm afraid of using it. I don't like it, but I don't really need it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris H. View Post
    As for me personally, my Mac is Kensington-locked to a non-movable desk.
    Those are pretty much useless, just throwing that out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schweb View Post
    Those are pretty much useless, just throwing that out there.
    True, but it does slow thieves down (provided they don't have a method of cutting the cable).
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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    The joys of having a locked office...
    Locked with a key or locked with an Omni-Lock or similar?
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