[funsec] Administrator Accounts
toddtowles at brookshires.com
Wed Feb 22 14:46:52 CST 2006
> I disagree. I think the Mac goes one better, and includes
> specific support for this, complains at you when you violate
> it, and makes you do a bit of hunting even to turn the root
> account on for actual use.
> *nix makes it easy at the command-line, with sudo, etc... but
> I can't recall there being good GUI support. I.e. I log in
> as luser, and will the various X bits do the auto-prompting
> like the Mac?
> To be completely fair, I spend very little time in a GUI on
> unix, so I probably wouldn't know. I have Windows (and a
> little Mac, lately) for GUIs. :)
Well not going to fight with you on that...since I am no a Mac user
(yet), but I know Fedora works pretty close. But root is enabled and I
do understand that OS X has root disabled from the start...
As little as I know about the Mac security model..it sounds very good.
Now if they can come to grips with the idea of future threats and be
willing to talk about security issues more openly. ;)
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