1. CG68's Avatar
    FYI for those running OS X Lion. Quote from cnet article:



    In OS X, user passwords are encrypted and then are stored in files called "shadow files" which are placed in secure locations on the drive. Based on system permissions, the contents of these files can then only be accessed and modified by the user, or by administrators provided they first give appropriate authentication. This means that only the user can change its password, or if needed, then an administrator can do this by first authenticating.

    Unfortunately, recent discoveries have shown that in OS X Lion this security structure is not intact, and any user on the system can modify the passwords of other local accounts quite easily. The problem at hand appears to be because of a permissions oversight that allows all users search access to the system's directory services.

    Read more: OS X Lion passwords can be changed by any local user | MacFixIt - CNET Reviews
    09-19-2011 06:33 PM
  2. ghostface147's Avatar
    Not a big deal. Just don't let the device out of your hands.
    09-20-2011 12:39 PM
  3. chadderbox's Avatar
    Exactly I'm not giving anyone my laptop already logged in. It's new and will be fixed with an update soon...I hope
    09-26-2011 05:23 PM
  4. coolykoko's Avatar
    i think this is fixed.
    10-09-2011 02:14 AM
  5. Jellotime91's Avatar
    So not a big deal... Nobody is going to be using any of my computers without me there.
    10-09-2011 03:12 AM
  6. Hail Caesar's Avatar
    No worries.
    10-30-2011 12:44 AM
  7. Dark_Blu's Avatar
    No one is ever touching my Macbook. Does this happen in Snow Leapard?
    12-07-2011 08:49 AM
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