You would not have to worry, up to a point.
by mrmacfixit - 4/7/12 10:31 AM
In Reply to: Keylogger by newbie8
That point being when the computer came back to the house and your insecure boyfriend or your kids friends were still there.
Here is a way to prevent access.
Create an account for yourself on the computer. Make sure it is an Administrator account.
Make an account for the boyfriend and one for the kids.
Make sure those accounts are NOT Administrator accounts.
Depending on what version of OS X you are using, you will find the option of making an account an Admin one in the User & Groups preference pane inside System Preferences.
The choice is either at the very beginning of the "make a new account" procedure or partway through. The latter will be a check box that says, Allow user to administer this computer" (or words to that effect)
Once done, make sure that you LOG OUT of your account every time you leave the computer unattended. The BF and Kids will only be able to access their own accounts and will not be able to install software.
Do NOT allow your password to become known. Make it contain Upper, Lower, numbers and the odd special character.
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