Do you have a password set for your user account?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by DramaLLama, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. DramaLLama macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2011
    Or do you have you and only you on your computer and feel safe enough to let it auto-login and have no password set?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    I always recommend having a password set, rather than auto-login. This protects you from casual prying eyes, and adds a level of deterrence, should your Mac end up in the hands of someone you didn't permit to use it.
  3. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    For a laptop, then you definitely want to login at startup; and also supply your password to wake the display.
    If someone can sit in front of your computer and do stuff with it, then that's half the security gone right there.

    For a desktop in a private room, where other people's access is limited, then auto-login is fine.

    Just to be clear: you should definitely HAVE a password for your user account, even if you auto-login.

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