OS X sudo vs. root: the real story

Wednesday, 22 March 2006, 3:23 AM EST

In Mac OS X, the root account is disabled by default. The first user account created is added to the admin group and that user can use the sudo command to execute other commands as root. The conventional wisdom is that sudo is the most secure way to run root commands, but a closer look reveals a picture that is not so clear.

At Linux Box Admin.

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