Re: Root sending messages to users
On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 10:18:19AM +0300, Dotan Cohen <firstname.lastname@example.org> was heard to say:
> 2008/6/26 s. keeling <email@example.com>:
> > Alternatively, one day you may find that your nephew/neice, who you've
> > invited in and told about Linux, has cracked root and blown away your
> > wife's documents. How's your backup situation? What are you going to
> > say to her? You're that machine's god. It and they need you to do
> > the right thing if it's going to continue being useful.
> I do not think that they can crack root without my 8 character
> upper/lower/number password. Can they? How would having my own account
Anyone with physical access to your machine can get root access
regardless of what the password is and whether it's locked (unless you
take some fairly extreme measures). But I don't see how having an extra
user account helps avoid this.