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Re: Ubuntu 11.10 now unsecure by default
From: C de-Avillez <cerda () acm org>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 15:53:41 -0600

On 17/11/11 12:14, Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu wrote:
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.

There is no guest account on an Ubuntu server, so at least there
this is not a real/perceived risk.


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