We use computers today for various purposes and storing important information in form of documents, images and files is one of them. Security of computers is extremely important so that misuse of data can be avoided. In case your Mac goes into the wrong hands it could turn out to be a huge security concern. We need a security system that can provide better protection with which data will be safe. One of the latest means of securing your Mac computer is to disable the automatic login.
By disabling the automatic login you can thwart the malicious efforts designed to steal your important data or make harmful changes in the system settings. Through a simple and convenient way you can disable the automatic logins for all accounts on your Mac. The moment you disable the automatic login for all the accounts, your Mac becomes much more secure.
Usually, when Mac boots up, you are prompted by a dialog box to type in your password. You can also change the settings on this dialog related to the password to enhance the security. However, this is just the beginning and cannot be termed as a comprehensive security arrangement. What you require to do at this stage is to disable the automatic login if you want your Mac to be really secured against malicious agents. This article is aimed at guiding you about the process that you need to adopt while trying to disable the automatic login on your Mac.
Below mentioned are the steps you need to take while disabling the automatic login:
- Begin the process by launching ‘System Preferences’
- Now click on ‘Security’ that will bring various options before you
- Here you have to tick the checkbox labeled as ‘Disable automatic login’ appearing below ‘For all accounts on this computer’.
So in just three simple steps you can safeguard your computer against threats.
Things to consider while disabling the automatic login
However, disabling the automatic login is a favorable and convenient way of protecting your Mac but you should keep it in mind that you need to have the administrative rights on the particular Mac to get this option enabled. While choosing this option you also need to be prepared to provide the password at several stages during and after booting.