How to manage your privileged (root) accounts?

All Unix-type operating systems including Linux and FreeBSD have a very simple user privilege model. There are two types of users, normal users with limited privileges and super users with full system privileges. The standard super user account is known as root. The advantages of this model is that the super user can do anything permitted by the system without restriction. This makes it a very powerful account to administrate the system. However it also makes it a large sledge hammer to crack … [Read more...]