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Startup Security

(Open Firmware Password Configuration Utility)

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Information About Startup Security 1.1 for Mac OS 9 & Mac OS X

Incase you do not know, your Macintosh may be able to have extra password protection offering you a extra touch of security if you are using Open Firmware 4.1.7 or higher running Mac OS 9 or Mac OS X.

What is Open Firmware Password Protection?
We have a whole discussion on Open Firmware Password protection here. In short it would be compared to the PC's BIOS password where it asks you for password on startup or while trying to configure the Open Firmware settings. By enabling this protection you are building your computers security a little stronger than before.

Apple has decided to keep the password options undocumented at the moment, you can go into the open firmware settings by hand and enable or disable the functionality. Yet users seem to not like to go into command line and are used to the beutiful Mac OS graphical user interface.

Startup Security, Open Firmware Password Protection for Mac OS 9
Mac OS 9 Startup Security 1.0 Screenshot


Startup Security Mac OS X open Firmware Configuration Password utility
Mac OS X Startup Security Configuration


Open Firmware Password Protection Security Issues
The Macintosh programming group released the program Disengage that will allow any user who has desktop access to obtain the open firmware password. This issue is yet to be discussed by Apple. Remember the open firmware password protection is undocumented by Apple, even if there are security issues with it, some security is better than none. Free download below of Startup Security (:

New Features in 1.2
Added support for asking for a password when waking from sleep on Mac OS 9 systems
Changed Extension to load before other Extensions to make it more difficult to bypass
Download: Startup Security 1.2 - SecureMac Mirror
Download: Startup Security 1.2 - digitalspecter.com

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Startup Security 1.2 is shareware, if you enjoy the ease of use and continue to use this application please support the author. The price is 19.95 and may be PURCHASED ONLINE: $19.95 securely.

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