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Re: [opensuse] Re: Should openSUSE review it's Security Policies?
Roger Oberholtzer wrote:
With Linux, give anyone a grub menu and nothing else, and it's trivial to
> get to a root prompt and change the root password.
In a corporate world, the trick then would be to set the root password
back after this so the IT police don't know you did it...

The trick to resetting the password is knowing what it was originally. It's easy enough to change the password to something new, but restoring the original?

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