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Re: Root sending messages to users

On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 10:18:19AM +0300, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen@gmail.com> was heard to say:
> 2008/6/26 s. keeling <keeling@nucleus.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
> help?

  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.


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