Sadly, in our world your Mac might get stolen. When this happens bad guys have the potential to get their hands on lots of your information. One easy way to thwart them is by disabling automatic login for all accounts on your Mac. This means that when your Mac boots up you will be prompted by a dialog asking for a password (at the very least, you can change the settings on this dialog, but that is a matter for a follow up post). Not the most comprehensive way to Secure your Mac, but it is a start.
Read on to learn how to do this.
This is actually very easy to do:
- Launch System Presences.
- Click on 'Security,' which will offer up a wealth of options available to you. We are only interested in one at the moment.
- Click the checkbox labeled 'Disable automatic login,' which is under 'For all accounts on this computer.'
- There is no step 4!
Sure, it is a little inconvenient to have to enter your password after booting up your Mac, but really how often do you have to reboot?