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On peut rêver... non?

Message Publié : 19 Sep 2013, 14:09
par thenicewilly
Hello,
"Losing your MacBook feels lousy. Thankfully, Find My MacBook can help you get it back. But if it looks like that’s not going to happen, new security features in OS X Mavericks make it harder for anyone who’s not you to use or sell your device. Now turning off Find My MacBook or erasing your device requires your Apple ID and password. Find My MacBook can also continue to display a custom message, even after your device is erased. And your Apple ID and password are required before anyone can reactivate it. Which means your MacBook is still your MacBook. No matter where it is." Yes all of this will seem unreal and futuristic! I do not think so. There are many programs allowing you to find your stolen treasure: iCloud and Find my Mac or a very good program UndercoverHq. How would you locate your Mac if someone has removed the original hard disk or SSD from it and in just 15 minutes has replaced the internal memory? Without a software or a program to track down your Mac, the thief is safe and you could not have your Mac back and arrest the thief!!!! Why does not Apple provide with its OSX Mavericks the same protection system you have with the iPhone, namely after a complete hard recovery, you must enter the Apple ID and owner password to activate the stolen MacBook? This option would not only be essential but it would represent an added value for not buying a PC! I look forward to read everyone's reaction to my proposal ...
Thank you very much!
Willy

Re: On peut rêver... non?

Message Publié : 29 Oct 2013, 19:52
par Maki
That indeed would be great and the idea has of course already popped in a lot of minds due to the current trend of protecting iDevices from theft.

The answer is pretty simple : a computer is simply not a mobile device per se but a phone is.
From that, you can make different assumptions about the uses of the two devices and then implement different strategies to protect from theft.
To elaborate a bit more, it means that you CAN ask of your user that they MUST indeed be connected to a network to use an iPhone (a phone) but you CAN'T ask all your computer users to be connected to a network. It is my right to buy a mac, and I must be able to boot it without being connected to any sort of network. From there, you cannot implement an efficient security strategy that needs server validation given your users could optionally be part of it when they are on a network and not a part of it when they are offline. It simply defeats the purpose.
Of course with the discusting trends of soldering bot ram and hard drive on logic board, it will become easier to do so in the future because it implies you cannot temper the device when offline so you are still part of the security mechanism.
So I think it will come in the future unless the not serviceable and not upgradeable trend is reversed (which I deeply hope because it is too great a sacrifice whose main aim is to force people to upgrade their machine and is thus a clever kind of programmed obsolescence).