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Re: [opensuse] [feature-request] passwordless users in Yast
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2007 14:40:01 -0500
  • Message-id: <45B66491.8050609@xxxxxxxxxx>
Alexey Eremenko wrote:
hi all !

Do you know that during install Yast *requires* you to setup user-password?

It is simply wrong. Linux as a Free system should not force people to do that.

In addition to that Yast auto-setups auto-login, which anyways negates
the user-password.
Plus, for single user systems, (all home PCs) having a user password
won't improve security in any way.

I call to people: please make user-passwords during Yast SUSE setup
The main reason for that is security. It makes it more difficult to accidentally do something dumb and also makes it difficult for malware to do much.

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