Which means that if it's connected to the internet in any way, and doesn't have adequate security features, then some little scamp can completely cock up your system for you. If you only have a standalone machine, and you are the only
person that is ever
going to use your machine, then it might be a reasonable thing to do - you're not going to forget a non existant password
. Otherwise, give root a password that you will remember, and is unlikely to be cracked. I read once, that: I W
(replace with your own birthday) was a fairly common method of passwording. Personally I use a word that is
in the dictionary, but is not in the slightest relevant to either the computer, my work, interests or me! No one has ever guessed my passwords yet!