How dangerous a Standard User could be to a FreeBSD box?
nathan at vidican.com
Thu Jan 11 13:52:52 UTC 2007
James Long wrote:
>> Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 17:47:52 -0800
>> From: Jay Chandler <chandler at chapman.edu>
>> Subject: Re: How dangerous a Standard User could be to a FreeBSD box?
>> To: Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at ceid.upatras.gr>
>> Cc: FreeBSD-Questions <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>, VeeJay
>> <maanjee at gmail.com>
>> Message-ID: <45A59748.4010301 at chapman.edu>
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>> Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
>>> On 2007-01-10 13:24, VeeJay <maanjee at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> How dangerous a Standard User could be to a FreeBSD box?
>>> Depending on local setup, this could range from 'not at all' to
>>> 'extremely'. Do you have a *specific* setup in mind?
>> Standard user with the root password, a bag of explosives, a .45 magnum,
>> and a chip on his shoulder, say?
> Yeah, and even a user with no account or password, a screwdriver, and
> a Mountain Dew.
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Gotcha all beat, screw the 'standard user' issue... I had a client call
me once cause the office cat peed onto/into the server; no technical
expertise required whatsoever, no password, no re-wiring of network,
heck no opposable digits even or anything else for that matter, yet it
still managed to kill the server ;)
nvidican at wmptl.com
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