Recovering Lost Admin. Password
I need to recover the Administrator passwrod on my Linux Red Hat box. I have found a way to do it (I think): when Linux is booting up, press ctrl-x to get into the command promtp mode. You are then presented with a screen like:
From here I enter single user mode and when in in single user mode I type in the command: password, and then enter in a new password.
This then allows me to boot up Linux as "root".
However, my query is, do I have full administrator access logged in this way or not because it seems like a very simple way for anyone to crack a UNIX/LINUX box? Surely it can't be this easy.
If in fact this does not give me full administrator privilieges then do you guys know any other ways to do so?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.