Joe Pfeiffer joseph at
Fri Jan 11 16:34:37 CET 2008

Schmidt András writes:
>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?

System configuration.  Having separate user/root accounts in this
environment isn't really to protect the machine from unauthorized
access, it's to make sure you're thinking when you're modifying system

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