pass for single user mode

Chris Rees utisoft at
Sun Dec 12 10:13:31 UTC 2010

On 11 December 2010 16:55, K. Yura <yy.guest at> wrote:
> 2010/12/11 Chris Rees <utisoft at>
>> Have a look at /etc/ttys.
>> Chris

> Thank you very much

No problem. Don't forget that although you've now made it non-trivial
to break into your computer with console access, it's still easy for a
physical attacker to:

- remove your hard drive
- boot from a USB key or CD or floppy etc
- mess with your BIOS settings.

This is why by default there's no root password for single user; if an
attacker has physical access you're screwed anyway!


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