LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Security
User Name
Password
Linux - Security This forum is for all security related questions.
Questions, tips, system compromises, firewalls, etc. are all included here.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 04-03-2005, 04:59 PM   #1
Oisin
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: Dublin Ireland
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
blank password ?


Hi all,

I have just installed Suse 9.2 Pro on my Compaq Presario 721UK. My problem is that whenever I boot up it just goes straight into my account without asking for a password. I set a password on my account when I created it during the installation process. I then created another account and changed its password using the chpasswd command, I then set the permissions on my home directory to drwx------ so that users who logged into this new account would not be able to see my private data. This measure is obviously useless though since anyone who boots up the system seems to be automatically logged in as me without having to supply a password. If I log out of my account (but not shut down the machine) and then try to log back into my account I just have to enter the user name and hit return (i.e. leaving the password blank). Curiously though if I enter anything else EXCEPT the actual password for my account I get the 'login failed' message. So in summary it seems like my account has two passwords: the one I set and blank, I have tried changing the password on my account using chpasswd but the same still applies either a blank password or the correct password will grant access to my account. How is this possible? Have I done something stupid or is there a bug somewhere?

Thanks,

Oisin
 
Old 04-04-2005, 06:31 AM   #2
ebit
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Distribution: Slackware 10.1
Posts: 39

Rep: Reputation: 15
KDM is probably setup to log you in automatically, there will be and option in the settings to turn it off.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Problem Addind Dialup Provider, using blank username/password AbuAnas Linux - Networking 0 10-19-2005 09:10 AM
passwd set password to blank - always fantunes Linux - Security 4 07-27-2004 07:41 AM
How can I change e-mail password(or linux account password) with php in website?? yusuf Programming 1 05-28-2004 10:39 AM
Replace blank/almost blank lines in file Wynd Linux - General 3 01-27-2004 05:49 PM
Mysql shell only accept blank password? robertoneto123 Linux - Networking 0 01-09-2004 03:42 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Security

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:27 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration