Re: Stupid users (was Re: Is there a term for this?)

Subject: Re: Stupid users (was Re: Is there a term for this?)
From: Phil Snow Leopard <philstokes03 -at- googlemail -dot- com>
To: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2012 09:28:53 +0700

Oh I see. Yes, of course, that's a possibility.

Just to be clear though: it's the login password system and firmware password that are entirely defeatable. The encryption method (administered by FileVault 2) is unbreakable, but its not enabled by default, has to set up by an Admin user, and doesn't play well with non-standard set ups (like RAIDs, for one example).


Best

Phil
Tech Writer:
http://applehelpwriter.com



On 11 Feb 2012, at 09:21, Tony Chung wrote:

> You just said that anyone could log into an OS X machine and bypass
> all the locks and encryption due to security holes in the latest
> update.
>
> Just as with any security hole, be it IE, Flash, or whatever,
> malicious users will take advantage of those holes, because that's
> what malicious users do.
>
> Meant more as an observation, not a prediction.
>
> -Tony
>
>
>
> On 2012-02-10, at 5:53 PM, Phil Snow Leopard
> <philstokes03 -at- googlemail -dot- com> wrote:
>
>> Hi Tony
>>
>> I don't see the connection with viruses...?
>>
>> Could you elaborate?
>>
>> Phil
>>





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References:
Re: Stupid users (was Re: Is there a term for this?): From: Steven Jong
RE: Stupid users (was Re: Is there a term for this?): From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: Stupid users (was Re: Is there a term for this?): From: Phil Snow Leopard
Re: Stupid users (was Re: Is there a term for this?): From: Phil Snow Leopard
Re: Stupid users (was Re: Is there a term for this?): From: Tony Chung
Re: Stupid users (was Re: Is there a term for this?): From: Phil Snow Leopard
Re: Stupid users (was Re: Is there a term for this?): From: Tony Chung

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