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Re: Ubuntu 11.10 now unsecure by default
From: GloW - XD <doomxd () gmail com>
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2011 06:39:43 +1100

yea, id also like to see how on earth Valdis calls this some kinda new
'root' problem... i dont see any problem with this, specially on THIS
type of system.. intended to teach people how to use Linux.


On 19 November 2011 06:32, Olivier <feuille () bibibox fr> wrote:
On 11/18/2011 03:10 PM, Dan Kaminsky wrote:


On Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 5:01 AM, <Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
<mailto:Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu>> wrote:

    On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 15:53:41 CST, C de-Avillez said:

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

    And nobody's *ever* installed the desktop version on a server
    because they didn't
    know any better, especially from Ubuntu's target audience.  Gotcha. ;)


OK, seriously.  If you're sitting in front of a machine that's
presenting you a login prompt, you've got enough privileges to insert a
bootable USB/CD and pull all the data / make yourself an account
(FDE/Bios PW notwithstanding).

My disk is password protected, and the whole system (except /boot) is
encrypted. Ubuntu guest account is definitively the best way to hack a
running laptop (or workstation).

--
Olivier

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