Schmidt András asch at
Fri Jan 11 13:56:33 CET 2008

In my opinion there is nothing that the root account can protect on a 
single user handheld device.
Phones are normally used single user.
When an application gets the rights for that user then it can access all 
personal information and all network resources (Wifi, GSM network). What 
else remains? What resource would you protect with the root account?


Nick Guenther wrote:
> On Jan 10, 2008 2:58 PM, Denis <shulyaka at> wrote:
>> Are user applications and GUI run as root? If yes, is it safe? What is
>> the root password in OpenMoko, by the way?

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