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Old 02-20-2004, 04:14 AM   #1
andzerger
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once in how often? twice in two days!?


has anyone ever rebooted their computer to discover that the root password has been changed?

this happend to me last week, on a computer i use only to code on, its not connected to the internet and has no floppy drives

is there a possible explanation for this -other- than someone walking by when root was logged in and changing the password?
 
Old 02-20-2004, 05:45 AM   #2
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The file with the root password (either /etc/passwd or whatever the shadow file is) could have got corrupted or deleted I suppose.
 
  


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