ssh default security risc

Gert Cuykens gert.cuykens at
Thu Feb 3 17:59:22 PST 2005

On Thu, 3 Feb 2005 16:54:01 -0800, FreeBSD questions mailing list
<FreeBSD at> wrote:
> You really need to look at it from a different point of view...
> If you want to prevent people from breaking into your car you lock the
> doors.
> Don't say "If they break the locks and get in, I can't use my key
> anymore. So keep the doors unlocked", do you?
> My point of view...
> Arno

I like this point of view game :)

How many locks are there in your car, lets say ever user has a lock
the trunk the left and the right door. Now imagine your little kit
waving to you behind the windows. You want to kick his butt because he
broke your brand new television set. You cant go in your car because
he pushes on the lock button so you can't turn the key. To make things
wurse your kid is trying to play with the root engine but he can't get
the engine to start. Enabeling the ssh root is like having the remote
car key that opens every door at once so you can get in to kick his
butt :)

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