michele.manzato at verona.miz.it
Fri Jan 11 14:54:19 CET 2008
Today I was in Wien airport which has wifi and is publicly accessible
(although you can't reach Internet). I was there with my laptop and I could
easily browse other devices nearby, and there were many. I also spotted some
iPhones which advertised their ssh service and some other devices which
advertised an ftp service.
Now, imagine a Neo (the FreeRunner, with wifi) with a ssh daemon running and
an empty root password.
> -----Messaggio originale-----
> Da: community-bounces at lists.openmoko.org
> [mailto:community-bounces at lists.openmoko.org] Per conto di
> Schmidt András
> Inviato: venerdì 11 gennaio 2008 13.57
> A: List for OpenMoko community discussion
> Oggetto: Re: root
> 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 gmail.com> 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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