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Does this mean every non-admin user...
Authored by: stetner on May 31, '04 08:42:40AM

Not setting the open firmware password allows ANYONE to become root through a single user startup.

Even with the OF password set, admin users can still do something like edit /etc/rc and gain root access.

In reality, in terms of gaining root access, admin=root on Mac OS X

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