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