I am considering setting a firmware password on my Retina MacBook Pro for security reasons. If I do this and later lose the password (or other such extenuating circumstances), how can the data be ...
I purchased a MacBook Air from someone 4 months ago and everything was working perfectly. There is no user name or password needed to log in and I've never had problems using it. Now I would like to ...
I have an old computer of mine (the first MacBook Pro model) that I'm trying to wipe clean and repurpose. But back in the day, I was quite security conscious, and my own barriers are foiling me: ...
Do Apple Geniuses check if computers are “lost” with iCloud's Find My Mac before performing firmware password resets?
Firmware password protection1 is nice, but would the Genius Bar actually mind my "lost" status noted online if my computer ends up in a store to reset the firmware password (which is the easiest ...
I understand that it is possible to reset the administrator password on a Mac, allowing someone with physical access to a machine to create a new password that gives them access to all files unlocked ...
I couldn't find an Apple doc stating Firmware Password complexity limitations, e.g. length and allowed special characters. Does anyone know if Apple states this information somewhere? I don't want ...
Is there a way to require a password to login to single user mode? I don't want to use a firmware password, because that will not only disable single user mode, but also Startup Manager (which I use ...
I'm moving to a new machine from an old machine with a firmware password. I seem to recall reading when I set up the firmware password long ago that the simple migration process will not work from a ...
For a few weeks, every time I shutdown my laptop, It immediately reboots and displays a kernel panic error. I haven't been able to cleanly shut down for some time. The machine is a 15" Retina Macbook ...
The title pretty much says it all. I have set a firmware password on my MacBook Pro just to make things a bit harder in case of theft. Still, by pulling the RAM and resetting the PRAM, it would be ...