Re: Why should non-root users have a password?
On Sun, 7 Dec 2003 11:28:41 -0800,
Tom <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> If I have a firewall, and I'm the only person who uses my computer, do
> I really have to have a password on my non-root account?
> I know the answer is "yes" but -- why? They can't do anything to my
> machine anyway, except use it. And due to the firewall that never
> happens anyway.
..so, after sneaking past your firewall, do they need root to get
your passwd-less account ready for the root-kit? ;-)
..and, with a good root-kit in place etc, how do you explain those
"funny" pictures to the judge, running linux and with a firewall
and all? ;-)
..be paranoid _enough_.
..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;-)
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
Scenarios always come in sets of three:
best case, worst case, and just in case.