Re: Sudo and other root-based security issues
David J. Kanter writes:
> But since some commands require root access, and it's a pain to su root
> all the time, how secure is it to run sudo on something like wvdial or
wvdial should not require root if your user is in group dip (wvdial may
also require 'dialout': pon does not). I've never used slrnpull, but I'd
be surprised if it cannot be run as news.
> I'm generally under the impression that once logged on as root and
> on-line with the Internet, anyone can crack into my system. This has got
> to be wrong, right?
Right. The cracker would rather you were not logged in at all.
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