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Here's a thought
Authored by: leenoble_uk on Jul 25, '02 12:07:09PM

I too have the OF password installed and am fairly secure in the knowledge that a thief wouldn't get to my stuff without pulling out the HD or at least opening it up.

But this presents me with one problem.

If that's all they can do then they'll probably have to do it.

Would it be a better idea to have a non-password account on the computer with limited privileges (you could even go in to the terminal and nail permissions specifically) so that the thief can at least carry on using the computer and not break it in frustration?
This would also aid recovery if you have any IP tracing sofware running intermittently from a hidden user account.
Thoughts?



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Here's a thought
Authored by: chabig on Jul 25, '02 12:26:13PM

That's a great idea!

Let's also assume that there are a few honest people in the world, and you happen (by accident) to lose you precious iBook. If you set the login screen to show the list of users and one of them happens to be name Guest, for example, the person who finds your iBook could log in and you could have the desktop picture display your ownership information, and maybe even a reward offer.

Chris



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