LockTight, Put Your Mac on Lockdown
Article by George Norman
On 22 Jan 2009
While the Mac OS X is relatively safe when it comes to malware and viruses, it is not protected from the prying eyes of you colleagues and friends. Whenever you get out of your chair , you might want to lockdown your Mac with LockTight so that your confidential or work remains just that, confidential.

Imagine this scenario if you will. You are at home, working on your Mac on a very important presentation that is due in the morning. The phone rings and you get up to answer it. When you come back you find your little one randomly pressing keys on the keyboard – or you find Bob from work, who just happened to come by, snooping around in there. With LockTight you can rest assured that such events will not occur simply because the software does not allow it.


LockTight works in a simple enough manner: it allows you to set up a keyboard shortcut that will lock the screen. Combine that with the option to password protect a locked screen (when it comes back from sleep or screensaver), and you have a simple and effective means of securing your computer. You should also check the option to login automatically from System Preferences -> Security -> Disable Automatic Login.

Now if you want to do a little snooping of your own, there are better means that just waiting for a favorable time to go through someone’s computer. Keylogger software applications will keep a record of every keystroke a person presses, be it on your own machine (great to see what other people are doing on your system) or on another machine. For the Mac OS there is Protemac’s Keybag, while for the Windows OS there is Active Keylogger Home.

If you would like to get LockTight, a download location is available here.

Tags: Apple, MAc OS X, LockTight
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