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BackTrack 5 Cookbook by David De Smet, Willie Pritchett

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Changing the root password

For security reasons, it's recommended as a good practice to always change the default root password. This would not prevent a malicious user obtaining access to our system, but surely will make things harder.

How to do it...

To change the default root password, just issue the following command:

passwd

Enter you new password and press Enter. You will also be asked to retype your password:

How to do it...

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