On Wed, 2010-09-22 at 08:56 -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
The assumption that the person potentially getting root is able to
system is not be correct in all use cases.
On a live image with an encrypted, persistent /home, you could in theory let
someone else use the image after it was booted. (Who wouldn't be able to
get /home mounted on their own.) They might not even being physically
present at the machine the image is running on.
I think we work on the basis that this is not at all the typical use
case for a live image, and that if you were doing that, you'd probably
know you should set a root password. Why would you do that, btw?
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