Hi Guys,

Did you know that your Mac has a built-in password reset tool that allows you to reset your administrator password if you have forgotten it? It is a convenient tool and easy to use, but it also means that if someone steals your Mac, they can also reset your password no matter how strong it is. This is a massive security risk to you. I am going to show you how to fully protect yourself by setting a firmware password on your Mac, but before I do, I want to show you how to reset your password using Mac’s recovery mode:

Reset your password using Recovery mode:

  • Turn off your Mac.
  • Press the power button while holding Command + R
  • The Mac will boot into Recovery Mode
  • Select ‘Disk Utility’ and press Continue
  • Go to Utilities
  • go to Terminal
  • Type ‘reset password’ and press Enter.
  • Select the main hard drive.
  • Select the User Account that you want to change the password for
  • Enter a new password
  • Click Save – a warning will appear that the Keychain Password hasn’t changed.
  • Click OK.
  • Restart your Mac
  • Log in using the new password.

It is that easy! You can now see how easy it would be for a thief to reset your password and take control of it, including all of your data.

To protect yourself, you need to set a firmware password required when you attempt to boot your Mac into recovery mode. Without the password, you will not be able to access the recovery console, but also, and most importantly, a thief will not be able to access it either.

Follow these steps:

IMPORTANT: If you lose this password, you are screwed, so write it down and keep it somewhere safe. I cannot stress this enough. This password is your apocalypse password, so keep it safe and do not share it with anyone.

  • Turn off your Mac.
  • Press the power button while holding Command + R
  • The Mac will boot into Recovery Mode
  • When the utilities window appears, click Utilities in the menu bar
  • Choose Startup Security Utility or Firmware Password Utility.
  • Click Turn On Firmware Password.
  • Enter a firmware password in the fields provided, then click Set Password. REMEMBER THIS PASSWORD
  • Quit the utility
  • Choose Apple menu
  • Restart

Please share this with anyone you know with a Mac. It is one of the biggest backdoors that exists, and while it is easy to close, most people do not know how to.

Wishing you a fantastic day.

All the best,

Max Roberts,
Incognito Privacy Care Team.