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  Securing Your TiBook (or Any Other Mac OS X Machine)
Subject:   Screen Saver password NOT secure
Date:   2003-02-20 09:46:51
From:   krioni
Just thought I should point out that MacFixit.com had posted an issue where the Screen Effect password can be bypassed. Unfortauntely, the full report requires a subscriber account, but the gist of it was that you can turn on Universal Access's Full Keyboard Access, even when it was off. Then you can manipulate menus, toggle through apps, and potentially do almost anything. In short, don't count on the built-in Screen Effect password to protect your machine. There are some third-party products out there you may wan tot look into if you fear unauthorized access.


http://www.macfixit.com/search.php?query=screen+effect&mode=search&type=stories&platform=Mac+OSX