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Re: 'synaptic' removed from buster




On 2019-04-05 11:27, tomas@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
On Fri, Apr 05, 2019 at 11:07:42AM +0100, mick crane wrote:

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well normal user isn't supposed to do system things. Sudo makes me
nervous.

You don't seem to understand sudo.

It lets you control finely under which conditions a normal user
is able to change to root. One posibility (one edit of /etc/sudoers
away) would be "never", if you like that.

Another (imo more sensible) would be: when doing backup, always;
when installing packages, only this or that user, giving her credentials;
or giving root's credentials.

You name it.

Cheers
-- t
probably I don't understand. What I'm mooting is who knows what skillful cracker can get hold of your account credentials when online. If user can't do root stuff on strength of their own password then any malignant activity would be limited.
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