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Set Firmware Password on macOS

Own a Mac? Prevent thieves from wiping your hard drive by setting a firmware password. Especially useful if running any sort of anti-theft or tracking app. Setting a firmware password for macOS is straightforward, requiring only three steps.

Set macOS firmware password

This is for informational purposes only, use at your own risk:

  1. Restart your Mac while holding the alt-key
  2. Select the recovery partition when prompted
  3. Choose Firmware Password Utility from the Utilities menu

Tested on macOS Sierra, but may also work with other versions. Thanks to undercoverhq.com for the tip!