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Caution: Do not rename a user's home folder
Authored by: jelmore49 on Jul 21, '07 09:40:56AM
If you create an account with the short name of "admin" -- the full name is irrelevant -- OS X does not allow admin privileges to be removed from it. It's kind of a "root--lite", and it's the first account I create on any new Mac OS X install.

To hide that it exists from casual perusal of your machine, either switch the Account Preferences so that it displays username and password fields to fill out (which provides a bit more security against casual attempts to access your machine in general, since a potential sneak has to guess both a username and a password) or use a utility such as lwn to enable hiding of accounts with admin privileges.

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