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Does this mean every non-admin user...
Authored by: corvus on May 27, '04 11:00:26AM

Of course. You can prevent them from booting into single user mode if you set an open firmware password...

Then they'll just need to open your mac, put your boot disk in another machine, boot to single user mode, do the thing, and put your disk back. :-)

Open Firmware Security info

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Cool!!!
Authored by: hamarkus on May 27, '04 02:43:25PM

Sorry, I could not resist.



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Does this mean every non-admin user...
Authored by: stetner on May 31, '04 08:42:40AM

Not setting the open firmware password allows ANYONE to become root through a single user startup.

Even with the OF password set, admin users can still do something like edit /etc/rc and gain root access.

In reality, in terms of gaining root access, admin=root on Mac OS X



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