Login (2 macs) passwords spontaniously changed?


Roger Vaught

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I update OS X whenever Apple pushes the notifications. I have a macbook and imac bought in August 2011. Last week the password on my macbook wouldn't work. I hadn't done anything to change it or noticed anything unusual before. **** happens, I reasoned and changed the password in terminal. This week the same thing happened on the iMac! I only a browser on the macbook. I don't use a browser or email on the imac. I don't visit spurious sites or download software except from trusted application sites. I try to keep up on what's going on in the industry, but is there a virus making the rounds I've not heard of? A password changing on one mac is very unusual, but two is very unlikely. Any thoughts?
 
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Kaveman

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Sorry this is impossible without human intervention, either via the computer or a backdoor. OS X and the Unix system that it is built on has been around for many years, if this sort of thing was a bug there would be millions of people effected.
 

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