Assigning ROOT a password

Michael Leone turgon at
Mon Apr 28 11:19:37 UTC 2008

On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 12:03 AM, Billie Walsh <bilwalsh at> wrote:

>  >
>  If there's no "root password" how can a password cracker "crack" it.
>  Using your regular password as "sudo" doesn't look obviously right to
>  someone trying to crack your "root password" [ unless they know that
>  root access is done by sudo on a particular system ].

Well, then ... if someone wanted to hack your system, it should be
within their capabilities to determine what type of OS you're running.
And since EVERYBODY knows that Ubuntu distros don't have a root
password, it can't be too hard for them to then change their focus to
cracking the other passwords on your system. Fot home systems, there's
*usually) not dozens of logins, so that lessens the job.

Michael J. Leone
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