Re: Rename root to avoid hacking?
From: Rick Moen (rick_at_linuxmafia.com)
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 17:16:13 -0400
Noozer <email@example.com> wrote:
> If I rename root, it eliminates a known user for a hacker to try to break in
UID zero remains UID zero, regardless of name. I doubt that any system
intruders are going to be stupid enough not to know that, though I
suppose it's possible in a wide and varied world.
> I'm not suggesting that this is the only measure to take, just if it's worth
> doing and will I have other issues if I do rename root.
If you want to make the intruder laugh, and thus improve his day, go for
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