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Re: [opensuse] default root password
Really?
All my computers have at least one number that is unique which can be fetched
by software as it is being installed.

Disks, nics, cpus, etc.
Ask the user their mother's middle name, anything but a standard default.

Dave Howorth <dhoworth@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Carlos E. R. wrote:
On Thursday, 2013-06-20 at 18:24 -0700, John Andersen wrote:
On 6/20/2013 6:20 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
Whatever the default password is for any system has the same risk,
they are publicly known. It doesn't matter how complex they are.

Not necessarily.
Many wifi routers now days come with the default password containing
the serial number.
There is no way to determine this without having the device in hand.

Nice trick.
I have not bumped into one of those.

But it's only a nice trick for a piece of hardware that you can print
the password on! It can't be applied to a downloaded software image. So
it isn't an answer to the issue that you described.

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