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What Is Mac and Its Security?

The MacBook is a series of laptops and computers designed by the Apple company. The Mac’s line includes the original one that was made in 2006; the MacBook Pro that was also created in 2006 and the newest one the MacBook Air which was made in 2008. This device was created by uniting the PowerBook’s and the iBooks features. In this article, we’ll be talking about how to reset your Mac default password also known as the default admin password.

What Is Default Password and How to Recover It?

Default (admin) passwords, also known as pre-configured passwords, are usually used for devices such as routers, laptops, switches, etc. The purpose behind default passwords is to let users have access to their new devices for an initial setup. These passwords can be easily found online through searches in the device instructions or websites that provide compiled lists.

 

Here’s what you should do to recover your Mac default password:

  1. The first thing you should do is reboot into the recovery drive by choosing the “Apple” menu then click “Restart” and pressing at the same time the “command” and “r” keys on the keyboard.
  2. After the device turns on and starts running to continue the process of recovering your Mac’s default admin password, you should go to the “utilities” at the top of your screen and tap “terminal”.
  3. Type “resetpassword”.
  4. Then select the “Volume Hard Drive” and select the user account.
  5. Confirm the new password and click save. 

After that process, your Mac’s default admin password will be reset.

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The Importance of the Computer’s Security

Unwanted access is a serious problem that individuals who use devices like a PC or a smartphone struggle with. By getting hacked you could lose important data like your emails, messages, photos, videos, etc. Victims of cybercrime can also get their credit card information stolen, and the hacker may use the credit card for illegal activities which could get the victim in so much legal trouble.

 

Hackers can try to steal your account’s information by guessing your passcodes. Using a passcode that is strong and hard to guess could lessen your chances of getting hacked and could prevent your personal information from getting stolen. This is why changing your Mac default (admin) password is very important for your security and it helps to protect your personal information from unwanted third parties.

 

Of course, a passcode is important to protect your data and personal information. But there are additional steps that will help to protect your data and stop it from getting hacked. While making a strong and steady passcode, you should always take care of how to use it correctly and responsibly. For example, you should never share it with other people and you should keep it in a safe place, e.g. a well-trusted password manager.

What is Passwarden?

Passwarden by KeepSolid allows you to be in charge of all your passwords. It generates strong passwords for every login that you use. These passwords are complex enough to make sure hackers will not touch them. They take the hackers too long to crack, because, not only they are long, they are unique and therefore can’t be used in a ‘dictionary attack’. 

 

Passwarden stores your passwords, along with other sensitive data, in a safe and manageable way. You create encrypted Vaults in your Passwarden and organize your data in them. Using our solution, you never again have to share your login credentials through chat or email, risking your data being intercepted or surveilled. If you wish to share any sensitive data of yours with friends and family or even colleagues, simply create a dedicated Vault and give the person access to it. Learn more about the benefits and features of our solution here.

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