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Set a firmware password on Mac OS X

Securing your Mac is good idea. But how to do it ? You can do it many ways. One of them is firmware password. This is a low level hardware protection. This prevents any user from booting into the Mac from external drive, Usb drive etc. Follow the steps to enable it.

1. Restart the computer and hold down the Option key.

2. When the list of bootable volumes appears, double-click the Recovery HD hard drive.

3. When the Mac OS X Utilities window appears, choose Utilities > Firmware Password


4. Click Turn On Firmware Password.

5. Enter a password in the Password and Verify fields.

6. Click Set Password.

7. Click Quit Firmware Password Utility.

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