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Token code alternative unlock methode?

Created: 29 Oct 2012 | 3 comments

when i start on mac boot screen shows with F4 "Enter the WDRT in the field below"?

what is this? is that secure or can maybe anybody calculate a token for this UUID and dont need my password to unlock the system?

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Alex_CST's picture

WDRT stands for Whole Disk Recovery Token and only applies if you have a Universal Server managing the PGP environment,  Its basically a backdoor incase the user forgets their password, the administrator of the Universal Server can issue 1-use codes to give out over the phone to the end user to get into the system.

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djviper's picture

When i dont have a Universal Server managing, so this Field is inactive? But why is displayed?

And Symantec cant calculate a recovery token with my ID?

Alex_CST's picture

Correct, the BootGuard screen is the same regardless of whether its a UN managed machine or not.  There will be no way to hack/generate an acceptable number without a UN

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