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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Single user linux
On Thu, 26 Apr 2001, Ian Stirling wrote:

> Also, there is another reason.
> If you'r logged in as root, then any exploitable bug in large programs,
> be it netscape, realplayer, wine, vmware, ... means that the
> cracker owns your machine.
> If they are not, then the cracker has to go through another significant
> hoop, in order to get access to the machine.
> For optimal security, you can do things like running netscape and other
> apps under unpriveledged users, where they only have access to their own
> files.
>
> (Note, netscape/.. are just used as examples, I'm not saying they are
> more buggy than others, just large, and hard to get bug-free)
>

Heh. You receive all your email on your root account?


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