Question about root and password

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by tkstock, May 7, 2010.

  1. tkstock
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    I'm probably going to display a complete lack of understanding of the underlying OS, but having root privilege doesn't appear to require a password. What is to prevent an application from exploiting that? If there is a password that is set by default in the ROM, should we change it? If so, how?

    I just want to make sure I haven't jumped to a position of less security by rooting my phone.

    Thanks!
     
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    I'm also curious about this. Main reason I haven't rooted.
     
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    I think that is what the SuperUser app that gets installed is. It notifies you when an app asks for root permissions and you can allow/deny permission whether trust it or not.

    I don't think there is a need to change root password if it works like I think it does.
     
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    yea everytime an app requires root you must approve it first. you can also click save my preference (or something like that) but it definitely wont do it without your permession
     
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