[kwlug-disc] OT: Hotmail/Yahoo account breakins

Chris Frey cdfrey at foursquare.net
Tue Feb 19 14:46:56 EST 2013


On Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 07:23:39PM -0500, unsolicited wrote:
> Mind you, have to set up accounts, not always easy for users. Let alone, 
> on windows, people frequently don't have accounts at all. (Not even log 
> in automatically with a password of password.)

In linux, this is fairly easy for me.  As root:

	# create the account
	useradd -m bank

	# set its password
	passwd bank


> For Linux, multiple X sessions (Ctrl-Alt-F8, etc.) would also be 
> possible. This X for home, this X for wide area browsing, that one for 
> banking ...

And if you don't like that, you can ssh into the subaccounts:

	ssh -Y bank at localhost firefox

Maybe not quite as secure, since you're sharing an X session, but
probably quite good enough, for browser security.

- Chris




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