Forums temporarily locked down! Please read!

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - DavidB

Pages: [1]
1
Espionage 3 / Re: Encrypt Mail attachments?
« on: August 21, 2012, 12:41:16 AM »
Quote from: "zsolt"
To change your login password he needs to know your current login password.

Put yourself in the role of a thief, how would you do it? You cannot login into your mac if you do not know the user password....

This is now a bit off topic, but nevertheless, feel free to ask if it is still unclear.

Again I apologize if I am not understanding correctly but I thought that anyone with an install disk could change the administrator password, as explained here <http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1274>?

By the way, I think this is on topic since using Espionage in the way you suggested depends on it.

Thank you,

David

2
Espionage 3 / Re: Encrypt Mail attachments?
« on: August 20, 2012, 04:58:08 PM »
Quote from: "zsolt"
Quote
Because if you mount the disk as an external one then the permissions are normally ignored. So if one steals your Mac, and attach it in target disk mode, or takes out the disk and attaches it through an external disk enclosure, he can access all your files, including the encrypted disk image. But to decrypt the disk image he needs the password so all what is inside the disk image is quite safe.

Yes--that is what I thought. What I am not understanding is that you suggested before to have Espionage open on login and set the Mail folder to auto unlock. Can't someone who steals the computer change the login password and then have access to the Mail folder?

David

3
Espionage 3 / Re: Encrypt Mail attachments?
« on: August 19, 2012, 09:47:10 PM »
Quote from: "zsolt"
Well I'm not sure how could one change the login password....enable root password, create a new user with admin privileges then change the login password of another admin user on the Mac....not sure if this is possible, but I might be wrong.
Stealing the mac will help nothing as long as he cannot log in as you.
But it surely does give one chance more to somehow hack the things and access the data.

Thank you again for your reply and sorry for my ignorance about such basic OS features, but if just logging out of your account keeps someone from accessing your files, why bother with encryption?

David

4
Espionage 3 / Re: Encrypt Mail attachments?
« on: August 19, 2012, 07:17:49 PM »
Thank you for your reply--I appreciate your help.

If the folder is set to auto unlock (by which I assume you mean, unlock on login?), though, won't it be available to anyone who steals the computer and changes the login password?

Also, when you say to make sure the folder is saved, could you explain a little more?

David

5
Espionage 3 / Encrypt Mail attachments?
« on: August 18, 2012, 06:47:55 PM »
With OS X 10.7.4, is it possible to encrypt Mail.app attachments only? Would the performance penalty be less than if I encrypted the entire Mail folder? Also, would there be a performance penalty with regard to backups via CrashPlan?

Thank you,

David

6
Espionage 2 / Re: Dangers of Updating your Mac and Apps
« on: May 17, 2010, 01:35:37 AM »
Quote from: "greg"
Ah OK, this time it should be fixed. :-)

Yes--it seems to work fine now. (I had been searching "keychain" and "keychain login," among other terms.)

David

7
Espionage 2 / Re: Dangers of Updating your Mac and Apps
« on: May 16, 2010, 11:31:13 PM »
Quote from: "greg"
Quote from: "jackmoore"

Quote
Also, your Search system here is pretty draconian.  If I try to search for the words Apple Mail Update or Updating it says the words are too generic and refused to do the search.  So this subject might have already been covered, but I'm not going to sift through each and every topic to find it.  Maybe loosen up on that search a little and potentially put the brakes on redundancy in this forum maybe.

Thanks for pointing this out! I've adjusted the board's search settings, hopefully it should be better now, let us know though if it's still flaky.

It still seems to be the same.

David

8
Espionage 2 / Login keychain password
« on: May 16, 2010, 11:27:41 PM »
Sorry for such a basic question, but In Preferences > Advanced > Store passwords in, under Login keychain it says, "Master password same as login password." What does this mean? What master password does this refer to? (I use a different password for my Login keychain than for my account login.)

Thank you,

David

Pages: [1]