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  • WaxyMouthfeel
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    Originally posted by Vistaus View Post

    Yeah, because burglars *only* try the door and leave if it's locked... oh wait!
    Precisely.

    Oh, wait, you were being sarcastic?

    There are actually people who do look for easy targets like unlocked car and house doors for light thievery. There are records on this. Not everyone who steals stuff is a comic book villain with secret martial arts or a character from Home Alone.

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  • stiiixy
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    A company I worked for a while back escorted us around their developing datacentre site. They espoused their site security as very modern. I pointed at the roof and asked whats to stop me coming through that with nothing more than a drill to undo the screws in the corrugated roof panelling. The sales speak was redirected elsewhere for the rest of the tour. It was meant to be hosting some military self-contained mini centres.

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  • Vistaus
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    Originally posted by uid313 View Post

    I don't think there exists any root account on Ubuntu. There you use your own normal account then use sudo to get superuser privileges.
    There is always a root account and if you're absolutely certain there's not (which is bogus, but oh well), then you use Polkit. Problem solved.

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  • Vistaus
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    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
    I don't care about blank passwords, actually it is quite convenient with empty passwords on your personal desktop computer at home that only you use. I lock my door.
    Yeah, because burglars *only* try the door and leave if it's locked... oh wait!

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  • starshipeleven
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    Originally posted by Redi44 View Post
    unless you are the legend himself I bet you struggle even with can opening
    Someone's butt is hurting. I feel it.

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  • Redi44
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    Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
    (laughs in LockPickingLawyer)
    unless you are the legend himself I bet you struggle even with can opening

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  • starshipeleven
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    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
    I don't think there exists any root account on Ubuntu. There you use your own normal account then use sudo to get superuser privileges.
    root account always exists, it may be hidden and/or locked (no login possible) and accessible only through sudo or su (which DO NOT WORK if you don't have a root account). Just like with the hidden "Local Administrator" account in Windows. https://www.fosslinux.com/17980/how-...-in-ubuntu.htm

    So if a distro removes the sudo and su you have to log out and then log in as root to do stuff. If a distro has locked the root account you have to edit manually the passwd file from a live CD. You can always blank the password and enable root login, just like with Windows's Local Administrator account.
    Last edited by starshipeleven; 12-10-2019, 06:20 AM.

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  • uid313
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    Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
    root account always exists. Logout from your user and login as root
    I don't think there exists any root account on Ubuntu. There you use your own normal account then use sudo to get superuser privileges.

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  • starshipeleven
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    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
    But if you only have one account and cant sudo then I guess you cant create a new account.
    root account always exists. Logout from your user and login as root

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  • Britoid
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    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
    Oh, this is really nice! 👍


    But if you only have one account and cant sudo then I guess you cant create a new account.
    You would use polkit instead.

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