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Re: Why should non-root users have a password?

On Sun, 7 Dec 2003 11:28:41 -0800, 
Tom <tb.31123.nospam@comcast.net> wrote in message 
<[🔎] 20031207192841.GB1024@comcast.net>:

> 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.

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