System Security

Miano, Steven M. Steven.Miano at
Fri May 9 18:42:46 UTC 2008

> Bob - did you alter the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file to allow root logins?
> While I'm not in front of an Ubuntu box at the moment, I can't see that
> being the default - esp since the root account is disabled.

SSH is not Ubuntu specific, and as such it actually is set to allow root logins as the default. I too don't know why anyone would allow it - however that's how it is. : (

Everything else looked normal to me on that log listing. It is very odd that random sites are attempting to be opened on your desktop though, you may want to actually comb through your process list and discover what each and every process running is doing (quite educational along the way).



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