rescue mode doesn't ask for password

Asked by mike on 2018-10-30

Yes i've read this
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SecurityTeam/FAQ#Rescue%20Mode

So it was decided that rescue mode doesn't need to ask for a password.

I think this is a stupid feature. By default, you can just boot in with root powers. The problem is, that almost all people intuitively expect that at that point, it would be asking the sudo password. You shouldn't throw people off like that....

Security is a question of compromises. Here, most people think they made the compromises they feal comfortable with, when in fact, they didn't.

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2018-10-31

There is no root password in Ubuntu. If you have physical access to a system then you've already got it by the balls.

If you set a root password (not advised) then you will be asked for it at the recovery console.

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