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[ale] I was hacked!


On Mon, November 4, 2019 3:47 pm, dj-pfulio via Ale wrote:
>> The new server will not allow password access to ssh.? Only allow ssh
>> keys.? There are only 3 users on this machine and I'm the only one who
>> would know what to do with root access, so I'll have sudo permission and
>> no one else.
> Why allow remote root at all?  That's like giving up 50% of the guessing
> for credentials.
> We always ssh in using keys and normal user accounts, then use sudo.
> I cannot remember the last time I remoted into any machine using root
> directly. Perhaps 2006?  First thing I do on any new machine is add an
> account with sudo rights.

I don't see the operational difference between ssh'ing into root (using a
key) and ssh'ing into another account using a key and then sudo'ing to
root.  You're still getting into the machine via a key?


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