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Authored by: Paul Burney on Jul 25, '02 09:04:03AM

If you are really worried about your files' security, you should put the sensitive ones in an encrypted disk image. Open Disk Copy, Create a New Image and choose the AES-128 Encryption. To get access to the image you will need to enter a password (don't have the keychain remember it, duh!). CAUTION: If you forget the password, your files remain random bits forever.

BTW, it is fairly easy to remove a hard drive from a machine and place it in another to get the files off of it. Actually, if you've got the machine, you can just remove the Open Firmware password by removing one of the DIMMS (or adding one if you only have one) and zapping the PRAM a few times.



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Authored by: chabig on Jul 25, '02 09:53:30AM

Of course you are right. There are ways around the open firmware password, and someone could always take the hard to another computer (not easy on the iBook, BTW). I am not after foolproof security. If someone steals my iBook someday, I just want to make life harder for them. Or if I misplace the computer, I don't want nosy people browsing around before they call me to return it.

The encrypted disk image works great for more security, though.



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