Microsoft will be shipping a Linux kernel with Windows

Discussion in 'Computers, Hardware, and Operating Systems' started by KX4OM, May 6, 2019.

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  1. K1SZO

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    No way! That's what sudo is for. Even if it means "sudo su -" to become root after logging in rather than running a command as root.

    I always disable sshd from allowing root to login as one of the very first actions I take on a new box. (if it's not already) The most common brute force login attempts are made against use root. I run denyhosts to block any IP that attempts to login with root on the first attempt also.

    Also, never use david, bob, jim, or whatever else as a username. Those are the second most common brute force attacks. First initial last name is far safer because there are infanitely more combinations that a brute force hacker would have to try on top of all the password attempts.
     
  2. KK4NSF

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    That is a legitimate concern with both companies. I've got an Oracle Linux machine here for development work, and it's a decent OS.... I've got no problem with it. But I do foresee a time when the OpenSource Movement has been gobbled up by big companies and the code gets monetized without compensation to the thousands of contributors. It concerns me too. That's why I have a huge collection of source code. It's my Ark.
     
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  3. KK4NSF

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    agreed.... but then again, if a machine not part of an external network (like the Internet), it's very hard to hack.
     
  4. KA9JLM

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    Really. You have to change your name ?

    If your name is Root you may want to change it to RoOt.
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2019
  5. KK5JY

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    WGates was taken.
     
  6. KT1F

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    That's probably all good stuff but one of the most important things you should do is disable SSH login by password. Using a key should be only way.
     
  7. W7UUU

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    Yep - it's "WGates" and "password123"

    :D

    Dave
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  8. VA3VF

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    You forgot the capital P.:confused:
     
  9. W7UUU

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    Oh! Right! Now it's secure :D

    Dave
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  10. WA9SVD

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    How about "whatever" and "else?":confused::rolleyes:
     

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