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I've been noticing lately that while my Macbook starts up Lion, by clicking the mouse multiple times it bypasses the login screen and logs me in automatically... This seems like a major security flaw... Has anyone else noticed this?
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I will try this later. Are you sure that you are selecting the name and not just clicking the mouse.
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WHile the computer is booting up, click the mouse repeatedly and don't stop until it logs you in, I've tried it a few times already and it keeps doing it every time
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Do you have auto login enabled?

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I don't think so, have to enter the password normally whenever this flaw doesn't happen, it just seems like all the clicking confuses it
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Haven't been able to replicate it on my set-up, either in the general login screen or by clicking on my own icon and then clicking like mad with the mouse

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Start clicking right after you press the power button, that's how it's been happening with mine, it never even shows me a login screen if I keep clicking
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Hello Ozell

You should do a video for YouTube - guaranteed 10 million hits from Apple haters the world over.
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