This Hack Gives Linux Root Shell Just By Pressing ‘ENTER’ for 70 Seconds

By [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal) A hacker with little more than a minute can bypass the authentication procedures on some Linux systems just by holding down the Enter key for around 70 seconds.

The result? The act grants the hacker a shell with root privileges, which allows them to gain complete remote control over encrypted Linux machine.

The security issue relies due to a vulnerability (CVE-2016-4484) in the

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