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Re: Ubuntu 11.10 now unsecure by default
From: "Larry W. Cashdollar" <bugs () fbi dhs org>
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2011 05:46:55 -0500 (EST)


Anyone know what the default is for Ubuntu 11

PermitEmptyPasswords no
PasswordAuthentication no


in /etc/ssh/sshd_config?



On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 18:50:12 +0100, Mario Vilas said:
The guest account has no password, but it's not possible to login
remotely
with ssh.

Well.. out of the box, anyhow.

The problem is that if you install Ubuntu on a server (as lots of people
do)
and enable ssh so you can remotely admin the server, you can find yourself
shot
in the foot if you don't realize there's a passwordless guest account.

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