Originally Posted by T3slider
Having the system autologin only really makes it a local security threat....
Well, if you have local access to a linux box then passwords don't matter at all. Gaining root access takes only as long as a livecd takes to boot....
If it's conected to a network then you should probably have a password on that username. But statistically speaking, on a 'secure' linux network, even a passwordless user isn't likely to get hacked. (You didn't get 'flamed' so I thought I'd stoke the fire a bit...
Originally Posted by Tux-Slack
Well it's not that much of a security risk if:
-You unplug that computer,
-wrap a chain around the computer,
-pour cement over that computer.
That's the ONLY way to truly secure a computer. The last part anyway...
Even then, you still might be able to safely extract the hard drive for data recovery...