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Temporarily disable automatic login
Authored by: mtaylorGT on Apr 29, '11 03:17:34AM
This is a useful hint. However, I want to point out that prey, an open source laptop recovery software doesn't need anyone to be logged in in order to function as it runs as a root process in the background on OS X and Linux. This includes the ability to connect to open wifi, etc. What is most useful is not that it allows prey or similar software to run, but that it creates an automatic honeypot for anyone booting your computer. It would probably be a good idea to include a payload as a startup item for the limited account (for instance, a script that "Activates" your laptop as stolen. Finally, I suggest setting the efi password on your laptop. This will prevent someone who "knows what they are doing" from simply bypassing your bootup, honeypot, and anti-theft software and wiping the drive.

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