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PermitRootLogin yes IS the default value

Today I found out that my box at work was used for some IRC botnet. According to the logs, root’s password was bruteforced. But, i thought, hey, I am quite sure root is UNABLE to login via ssh (after all it is not even in securetty).

/etc/ssh/sshd_config:  PermitRootLogin yes

Root logins are enabled by default.

Great.

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