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Spotlight security
Authored by: deepkid on May 04, '05 04:29:59PM

I'm surprised that Apple would allow users to exclude content from Spotlight, but not make that exclusion list password-protected.

Suppose that you'd like to exclude sensitive content/information from spotlight. As it currently works, anyone using the machine can pull up your Spotlight preferences and go directly to the excluded content. I realize that a user could do a finder search to look for filenames, but as powerful as Spotlight is, the excluded content should have the option of being password-protected.

I'm suprised that it went out the door this way.



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Spotlight security
Authored by: aixccapt99 on May 04, '05 06:07:13PM

My answer would be that you should not have other people using your account extensively/unsupervised in the first place. Make a guest account!



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