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Always keep an application open
Authored by: Anonymous on Jun 21, '11 11:00:23AM

"you could password the account if you really wanted to"

Oh my goodness. Are you seriously suggesting that users don't apply a password by default? This isn't 1980, you know...

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Always keep an application open
Authored by: tedw on Jun 21, '11 11:45:17AM
You'd be surprised. I'm always seeing people over in the forums who share their user accounts with friends, college roommates, random acquaintances. People, I swear…

However, If you're already sharing a user account with your family (and I assume this is a desktop that doesn't travel out of the house where other people could get physical access), then putting a password on your work account would just be to keep your kids/spouse out of it - it wouldn't really be needed for security reasons (unless you're worried about someone breaking into your house late at night so they could update their facebook page).

That being said, if you're going to have an account with no password, do not under any circumstances make it an administrator account or put it on the sudoers list. That would just be dumb.

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