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Before you lose your Mac laptop
Authored by: fferitt25 on Mar 12, '11 05:21:52PM

First off - technically if you have the Firmware locked - you won't be able to get past the Password in order to boot to a Disc.

Secondly - there are ways around the Firmware Password.



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Before you lose your Mac laptop
Authored by: lugal on Mar 14, '11 05:51:01AM

First off, if you know the password, you certainly can boot a firmware locked Mac from an install disk, bootable external drive, or NetBoot server. We do it all the time at the school where I work.

Secondly, yes, there are ways to bypass the firmware lock when you don't know the password. That's why I said a "Mac-savvy thief." Most thieves, however, won't realize that the firmware is locked until after they've booted the computer and the tracking software (Prey, Undercover, etc.) has had the chance to do its work.



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