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Authored by: davidnorton on Feb 06, '03 09:24:14PM

I just did a highly scientific experiment:

* Eject Civilization CD-ROM
* Put mouse in corner to turn on screensaver (I have an active corner set)
* Push CD back in
* The CD spins up and all, and the computer slows for a few seconds.
* Move mouse, screensaver wakes up - iTunes has opened for the audio portion of the CD. It has obviously mounted.
* Eject CD.
* Go into System Prefs, and turn on the password protection in the Screen Effects pane.
* Put mouse in corner again.
* Stuck CD in again
* Spins up, spins down, and ejects.
* Move mouse, type in my password.

Conclusion: CD is only prevented from mounting if the password is enabled. This must, in fact, be a security feature and not a bug.

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Authored by: keaka on Feb 13, '03 02:56:20PM

I agree, this is certainly a security feature. With a password protected screensaver you really would not want people to be able to insert and eject removable media. As somebody mentioned earlier, automounting could be used to kill the password protected screen saver. Similarly, without this feature, somebody could come up to your password protected computer, press the F12 key to eject your cd, then walk away with your precious data. This security feature isn't necessary when running a screen saver in background mode, but for now it appears that we have to choose between a password protected screen saver and pretty desktop effects.

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