Thursday, March 10, 2011

Apple boosts firmware password security on newer Macs

Apple is increasing the hardware security present on Macs, a new support document hints. For some time Apple has had extra security built into the EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) of its computers, allowing people to set a special firmware password. Theoretically this prevents someone from circumventing access restrictions using an external or DVD boot drive and options like Target Disk Mode....
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