On Wed, Nov 17, 1999 at 12:38:01PM -0000, ra wrote:
> Hi all,
>> As someone relatively new to UNIX and Linux, besides the fact the you might
> do some thing stupid as Root user and "Delete Everything", are there any
> other reasons not to use root login all the time (e.g. security...) ?
Because it's very easy to be tricked into running arbitrary commands/code,
and thus anybody can gain control of your system.
"As with most of my theories, this one doesn't hold up to close
scrutiny, but it's surprisingly resilient to casual criticism."
Maintained by the ILUG website team. The aim of Linux.ie is to
support and help commercial and private users of Linux in Ireland. You can
display ILUG news in your own webpages, read backend
information to find out how. Networking services kindly provided by HEAnet, server kindly donated by
Dell. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds,
used with permission. No penguins were harmed in the production or maintenance
of this highly praised website. Looking for the
Indian Linux Users' Group? Try here. If you've read all this and aren't a lawyer: you should be!