I have autologin on Windows - I hit the power button and the computer boots up to the desktop without prompting for a password.
I'm setting up an Ubuntu machine to do the same thing by setting a blank password for the keyring password manager.
What I'm wondering is, do both machines have the same chance of being hacked or is it easier to hack into an Ubuntu machine?
Because, as far as I know, I have never had a problem on Windows because of autologin.
I'm just trying to determine, based on my experience, whether it's more or less safe to do this on Ubuntu.
The only difference between the machines besides that is that I have
Zone Alarm Security Suite on my Windows machine - this has a pretty good firewall, so maybe I should even my odds by installing
firestarter on Ubuntu?
- Is autologin less safe on Ubuntu than on Windows
- Would a software firewall (firestarter) make it less unsafe to use autologin on Ubuntu?