How many ways can you lock your Mac and secure it from intruders, family members, neighbors, thieves, and co-workers? The answer is many – there are many ways to secure a Mac, its applications and data.
Security for all modern computers is usually layered. No simple security method guarantees that your Mac cannot be manipulated, but the more layers, apparently the better deterrent and the ipso facto better security. Here's another option I like and this is especially useful for Mac in a business, school, or home environment where people might want to see what's on your Mac when you're away. iLock unlocks apps.
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idea behind iLock is simple. It prevents unauthorized use of installed apps on your Mac. It makes it easy to set up, easy to use, and adds another layer of security. First, choose which Mac apps you want to protect first. Drag and drop work. Open the Finder for applications, drag them you want to protect yourself to iLock.
Then select a password. iLock locks the apps fairly tightly and uses AES encryption so that the app cannot be used without the password. iLock then works in the background and uses very little resource so it does not drain the Mac battery.
Some other features also make it easier to use. It is the hotkey access. Press the right keys and the iLock window opens. It also logs every attempt by someone to use an app on your Mac and can capture perps on the camera.
Again, the setup cannot be much easier. Drag and drop to select the apps you want to lock. When someone tries to use a Mac and a locked app, ask for a password pop-up window. No password, no use of the app.
I like the idea behind iLock because it gives a Mac user a little more granular control over which apps can be used and by whom. This is good for the home where you don't want any family members to use specific apps. Oh, one more thing. The settings allow you to change the screen pointer. Don't ask why.
iLock does not try to lock certain files for apps. So if anyone has access to your Mac, they also have access to your Mac files.
What you get here and for a few bucks over my wasted money limit is an app that unlocks your apps and it alone can slow down anyone who may want to tear your files and need to open an app for to check out the files.