F21 System Wide Change: The securetty file is empty by default

Samuel Sieb samuel at sieb.net
Tue Apr 15 05:40:39 UTC 2014

On 04/14/2014 08:57 PM, Simo Sorce wrote:
> But disabling it has no useful purpose, you are just going to make
> another account all powerful to compensate, either by giving sudo powers
> or other similar mechanism, what you loose is the ability to properly
> recover a system.
However, one benefit to disabling root is that it removes that as a 
potential brute forcing attack.  Even if you have another account that 
is just as powerful, it still requires the attacker to find the username 
as well as the password.  But this is getting further off-topic...

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