Security of using sudo rather than su?

Adam Funk a24061 at
Fri Sep 15 13:24:46 UTC 2006

On 2006-09-15, Derek Broughton <news at> wrote:

> This is the real problem (the diligent ones put the post-it on the bottom of
> their keyboard).  Everybody figures that it would take too long to get
> support to reset their password, or they're just too embarrassed to ask
> (especially if they think the tech support will actually look and find the
> password they've forgotten, because it's almost always too cute or too
> rude!).

That's the real reason *n*x systems store and compare encrypted
passwords: so you can't tell that they're rude in plaintext.

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