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[*] Post 508055 posted on 15-6-2017 at 08:29 Reply With Quote
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Ken had three generations of desktop Apple computers. I have heard that Apple's security is much better than that of Microsoft products.

Will I be able to use an Apple machine, without knowing Ken's logon passwords? Or will each of them be large paperweights after I get them home?

What do I do with them?
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[*] Post 508069 posted on 16-6-2017 at 02:03 Reply With Quote


As far as security, apple products are just as susceptible as any other product, it is all down to market share, there are fewer apple products in circulation and even fewer in "mission critical" areas, so it is just not the "challenge" for the idiots who want to wreak havoc for financial reward or bragging rights.

If you can find a recovery disk, then you can just blow everything away and start again, without having to worry about passwords. If you are expecting to find a lot of help with said products from this side of the pond, Sorry, you are out of luck! waveysmiley
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[*] Post 508082 posted on 16-6-2017 at 14:08 Reply With Quote


I was under the impression that an Apple computer had the kind of security that prevents another person from using it without either the password or the thumb print, leaving someone such as I locked out of whatever software programs and files are on it.

Does someone here at KF know about these things? (If not, I have a few Apple-user friends, and I can look stuff up. But, it can be something to discuss, if we have an Appler here.;))
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