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Gandalph 08-28-2011 09:35 PM

Security Software
Hello gang.

Does anyone know of a good security software for the Mac. The type of thing I am looking for is to stop any unauthorized thumb drives or discs downloading anything from my machine without my knowledge. I used to use Internet Cleanup for this but it is now defunct for Lion. They are not upgrading it.

The ideal software would want my log in password to authorize the device before it could copy any files to it.

harryb2448 08-28-2011 11:04 PM

If no one else is using your Mac, log out and use a strongly encoded password. If other/s do use it, set up Guest Accounts.

osxx 08-29-2011 10:13 AM

As Harry mentioned thats what I do.

Gandalph 08-29-2011 01:27 PM

Many thanks for your reply's. I'll set up a strong encoded password. Thinking about it, it looks like the best choice.

harryb2448 08-29-2011 05:45 PM

And as a suggestion use a typical phrase substituting numeric for alphabetical.

Such as 'it is a nice day'

to be


pigoo3 08-29-2011 05:48 PM


Originally Posted by harryb2448 (Post 1290219)

WHAT...I don't get it???;)

- Nick

harryb2448 08-29-2011 06:40 PM

1 for i
t for t
5 for s
@ for a
n for n
1 for i
c for c
3 for e
d for d
@ for a
y for y


Gandalph 08-29-2011 07:12 PM

Nice one harry, I've done something along those lines. Great minds and all that.

harryb2448 08-29-2011 11:21 PM

Now Gandalph all us old timers gotta do is the remember the %^#$&*( thing!

Gandalph 08-30-2011 07:36 PM


Now Gandalph all us old timers gotta do is the remember the %^#$&*( thing!
I got tablets from the Doctor for it. ;P

harryb2448 08-30-2011 08:51 PM

Really? And how do you remember to take 'em?

Gandalph 08-30-2011 09:14 PM


Really? And how do you remember to take 'em?
Take what. :D

G4 ibookboy 09-08-2011 09:21 PM

my wonderful doberman protects my mac he wont let anyone but me near it! and a very loyal and loving companion!

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