Can a Mac HDD be password protected?

Posted on 2010-01-06
Last Modified: 2013-11-24
We are currently adding HDD password protection to all our Windows laptops. I have 2 users that have Mac Powerbooks (OS 10.5.8) with which I have no experience. Can a similar HDD protection scheme be used with Macs? If not are there any suggestions for security on Macs?
Question by:Buckeroo_Banzai
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    I would suggest enabling FileVault - an encryption on the user's home folder.

    See here for a how-too:

    Also, you could set a firmware password to stop users from using target mode, netboot, cd boot, safe boot etc. See near the bottom of this page for 10.5.x instructions:


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