[maemo-users] Questions #3: root

From: Neil MacLeod gmane at nmacleod.com
Date: Fri Sep 14 21:05:42 EEST 2007
Thomas Leavitt wrote:
> What's the default password for "user"? Will changing it affect 
> anything, since obviously the system auto-starts?
Adding a password to the "user" account makes the device less secure IMHO and is bad advice - it's yet another account that can be exploited by brute force.

A better choice would be to add your SSH public key to ~/.ssh/authorized_keys on your 770/N800, this way you can login as "user" without having to use the less secure password method for authentication. There is a thread[1] on ITT Forum which explains how to create and use public/private keys with PuTTY.


1. http://www.internettablettalk.com/forums/showthread.php?p=67481#post67481

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