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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
non-mandatory.
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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