OS X :: Data Read Protected In Case Of Theft If Set "require Password To Wake"?

Dec 1, 2008

There have been a number of laptop thefts at gun/knife point in my neighborhood recently. I'm backing up all my data frequently, but wouldn't want a thief to have access to my personal information like bank statements, personal pictures, etc, stored on my laptop. If I set "Require password to wake this computer from sleep or screen saver" in Security of System Preferences, does this really mean there's no way for somebody else to gain control apart from re-formatting the drive?

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OS X :: Require Password To Wake Up Computer Takes Time

May 6, 2010

For work, I got a new MBP 15" a month ago and we have the computer set to require password to wake computer/screensaver. When I type in my password, it sometimes takes up to a minute for it to authenticate the password. Other times it takes a second like normal. I check the error logs and nothing is coming up during those times.

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Software :: Airport Claim Wrong Password - Can Login To Non Password Protected Wifi

May 21, 2008

been trying to log onto airport with my pismo at work. log in attempt pops up a window claiming that my password is wrong...but system admin says and demonstrates it isn't with other laptops...plus, I can log into non-password protected wifi in the building no problem...what's going on? I tossed all my internet pref files...still same issue...

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OS X :: 10.6.5 - Require Password After Screen Saver?

Nov 17, 2010

I'm in the process of updating our server from 10.4 to 10.6.5. And I've noticed a very disturbing problem. First, I don't need a lecture on enabling the root account. I have a strong password and appropriate security measures in place (both physical and configuration wise), and I understand the risks.

Under 10.4, I was able to set the Security Preferences of the root account to "Require Password Immediately After Screen Saver Begins". Worked just fine and dandy. Under 10.6.5, when logged in as root, this option seems to be ignored. I have run a repair permissions, verify disk and both report no problems. It also seems to ignore the "Log out after XX minutes of inactivity" as well.

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OS X :: Require Password For Sleep But Not Screensaver

Sep 2, 2006

Is it possible to require a password when returning from sleep but not from the screensaver?

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OS X :: Require Password After Sleep Or Screensaver?

Aug 30, 2009

This must be new with SL but it is annoying me to no end... I like my laptop to require password after sleep, but NOT after the screen dims... I do NOT use a screensaver so I don't understand what is going on... any tips? I put the screen to sleep after 15 minutes and each time that happens, I have to enter my password to get back in.

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OS X :: Require Password After Sleep Mode Setup

May 26, 2009

How can I set osx to require a password when I want to use my mac after sleep mode?

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OS X :: Require Password Window Comes Up After Sleep Mode

Jan 6, 2010

I've been having a annoying issue with the require password window that comes up after sleep. I used to just hit a key on the keyboard, the MBP would wake up and immediately I could enter my password. Now, the password window appears, I start typing but then the window disappears and then re-appears while I'm typing, forcing me to select the password I had started writing and re-type it.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Make Network Require A Password When Login?

Mar 17, 2012

I cant figure out how to make my network require a password when u log in. For example i have a i-phone i would like it when i log in to my mac, that it asks for a password. so how do i do that?

MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2011)

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OS X Yosemite :: Setting Computer To Not Require A Password At Startup?

Dec 2, 2014

I am disabled and unable to type on the keyboard.  Can I set my computer not require password at start up?  If not, is it safe to just let it sleep when I'm not using it, meaning it would be on 24/7.

MacBook Pro, OS X Yosemite (10.10.1), 1 TB HD, 8 GB RAM, 2.7 Ghz Intel

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OS X Mavericks :: Require Password On Waking From Sleep Doesn't Work

Jun 17, 2014

I am running Mavericks 10.9.3

I enable security preference pane requirepasword on waking from sleep.

I select sleep or close lid on my MBP but nothin happens.

How can I enable?

MacBookPro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3), 2 HG Intel Core I7 8 GB Ram

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ITunes :: Doesn't Wake External Drive With Library In Case If Remote Access

May 29, 2012

I have latest iTunes 10.6.1 and its library located on external drive, connected by FW800.

System properties -> Energy saver -> Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible is On  Everything works perfect in case of local access.

Also in case library's drive sleeps, it takes just several seconds more in order to wake drive. But remote access works only in case the drive is waked somehow. I.e. if Home Sharing is enabled and drive sleeps I cannot get access to the content from remote iTunes or Apple TV. 

I think it is a bug, remote access shall be not broken in case the drive is sleeping. Also it is known, some forums explain that you shall never put external drives in sleep mode in case this drive used for iTunes Home Sharing [URL]

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Force Require Password Option - Not Allowing User To Disable It

May 2, 2012

Just curious if there is a way to not allow the user to change the "Require password" option (Security Prefs/General) in Lion (10.7.3). If I make the user managed by the server I could disable the pane, but I'd rather than do that in this case. Any way to do it with a standalone machine? I want to force the Require password option and not allow the user to disable it.

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OS X :: Access Password Protected Folders

May 31, 2005

I would like to have a password protected folder, I have Tiger, like nobody can access this folder but by having a password, is that doable? and is it secure?

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Applications :: Doc Files Are Password Protected?

Mar 28, 2009

I recently found some old .doc files on my external hard drive. the files are passworded. I know what the password is but TextEdit won't open passworded files.

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OS X :: Keychain Security - Password Protected

Apr 7, 2009

I've read a lot about Keychain but I must be missing something. I want to be able to secure Keychain itself whereby if someone where to get to my Mac while I got up for a second, they wouldn't be able to open Keychain at all without a password. I don't want them to be able to gain access to the program at all without a password. Is that possible?

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OS X :: How To Log Out Of An Account While Mac Is In Password Protected Screensaver?

Apr 16, 2009

does anyone know how to log out of an account while the mac is in a password protected screensaver lock screen?

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OS X :: Copy And Paste Password Protected .pdf?

Sep 11, 2009

Is there a program that'll allow me to copy and paste a password protected .pdf? I can open the file, just not copy and paste it. I have Snow Leopard and no Windows OS installed on my Macbook Pro.

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OS X :: Password Protected Drive - Asks For A Password Before Shows The Content Of The Drive

Jan 8, 2011

Is it possible to put a password on a flash drive/eternal drive? I know many companies sell drives that have encryption software built in, but is it possible to just simply password protect. So basically it asks for a password before it shows the content of the drive?

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Mac Pro :: Make A Folder/file Password Protected?

Jan 7, 2006

I don't know how to make a folder password protected, I know how in OS 9, but, I haven't had the need forever and now I do, I'm runnign Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.3. What I need to have protected is a folder that holds a backup of my website.

Any applications or something?

I tried using it in Keychain but, I don't know what I'm doing in there.

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OS X :: How To Make Folder Private (Password Protected)

May 14, 2008

I was wondering if it is possible to make a certain folder password protected? If so, how would I do that? I only want to require password on one specific folder.

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Applications :: How To Create A Password Protected ZIP Archive

Feb 17, 2009

Is there a free software that allows to create password protected zip/rar archives ?

I have searched all over and can't seem to find a free utility for mac.

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OS X :: How Do I Delete A Password Protected Disk Image?

Mar 4, 2009

How do I delete a password protected Disk Image. I was using it to keep some file secure, and I don't need it anymore. How do I go about deleting it and the contents from the computer?

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Hardware :: Used AirPort Extreme Password Protected

Aug 14, 2009

Just bought a used airport extreme, only to find out that the previous owner kept it password protected and didn't include what that password was. What to do?

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Software :: Reading Password Protected Files?

Apr 24, 2010

My friends HDD corrupted its self, so i've got it plugged into my computer and can see all the files through Ubuntu.

Now, when i say Files, i mean i can see all the folders and some files.

All the Folders are there, but like in windows an account has been made and a password put on it, so i can't copy these folders across to my computer because i can't read them so to speak.

I can get all the passwords if need be, but i don't get a password prompt or anything?

Any ideas how to get round it?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Getting A Password Protected Browser For The IMac?

May 18, 2012

Does anyone know of a password protected browser for the iMac?  I have Atomic Browser for my iPad and would like something similar for my iMac. It needs to be quite simple (like safari ideally) but need to able to bookmark sites, use history etc so the multitude of "private" browsers (that don't store cookies, history etc) are no good.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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IMac (Intel) :: Password Protected Archives

Sep 5, 2014

I have an Imac (late 2009)  and I am connected to the internet through a provider and I have my own network which nobody else has the password to.  I use WPA protection and it is a strong password.  Nobody else uses my computer.  

I use Kaspersky Internet Security and I started a quick scan and some how there are password protected archives that I have no access to. 

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Hardware :: Airport Won't Connect To Password Protected Networks

Sep 18, 2008

I recently signed up for AT&T u-verse. As part of that service they provide you with a 2wire router. Initially my MacBook Pro (running the most recent osx) was connecting to this router fine. But, because i like the interface of my Airport Extreme router better, i decided to run a router-behind-router setup, to set up a network with my airport extreme. In other words, i ran a hardwire out of the 2wire router into my Airport Extreme, thereby allowing the airport extreme to disperse wireless signal as well. Therefore, there are currently 2 wireless networks in my house, one being dispersed from the 2wire router, and the other from my airport extreme. Both wireless networks are password protected in WEP-2.

Now i can no longer connect to the 2wire router. Everytime i try to do so, the system prompts me to type in the WEP password for the 2 wire router and upon doing so, it indicates that the password failed, the connection timed out, or that the connection failed. I've monitored the network preference pane as i'm trying to connect, and it invariably indicates that there is "NO IP ADDRESS" for the 2wire network. In fact, i can no longer connect to ANY OTHER wireless network which is password protected. It always gives me this same dilemma. The only password protected network i CAN connect to is my airport extreme network. Does anyone know what the hell is going on here? I'm completely baffled. I've gone so far as to delete all preferred networks from my system. Delete all network related passwords in the keychain access. and also to delete my network related preferences in Library ---> Preferences, to remove any 'confusion' the system might be having, but to no avail.

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MacBook Pro :: Setting Password Protected Screen Saver In OS X

Sep 9, 2010

Think about this for a second: I only have the computer plugged in when in the house. I only need a password when not in the house. Is there a way to make it so that it only requires password to wake from screensaver or sleep when it runs of battery and not power? I know you can do this in windows 7 but I don't know about OSX.

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OS X :: Create Disk Image Password Protected Folder?

Feb 12, 2010

I created a password protected folder in Snow Leopard. I created a new blank disk image with 128-bit encryption. Now I can mount the image, enter my password and: Access to secret files!

Question: I selected the disk image and deleted it. A password was not necessary...is this true? Can anyone just delete the disk image without entering a password?

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