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Reminder: Physical Access = Root Access

Jul 10, 2008, 20:15 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tristan Rhodes)

"Today I needed to reset a password on an Ubuntu system. While doing this, I was reminded of just how simple it is to get root access on a default install of Ubuntu. I wanted to share these steps on this blog to remind people that if someone has physical access to your Ubuntu system, they can get root access in just a few seconds..."

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