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Myah OS: Not quite ready

Jul 15, 2008, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Preston ST. Pierre)

"After the new system booted, I realized that at no point during the install did it prompt me to add a new user. I logged in with myah/myah again, and it worked. The root password was still myah also, and using sudo automatically granted access to the myah account without a password. Needless to say, this is an incredible security risk and a very bad practice for distributions. I located the Myah System Settings manager under System Tools and used it to delete the myah user and add my own user. Like most applications, it hid the password for the new user as I typed it, replacing characters with asterisks. However, after clicking add, in full view plain text popped up on the screen saying "User username/password has been added to your system" (but with my actual user/pass displayed)."

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