LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Deploying Linux systems with common root account credentials is the standard practice for IT departments at large organizations, but its a method that can incur significant security consequences if even one account is compromised. Although convenient for the IT department, this practice leaves systems in an insecure state. An unauthorized user with physical access to a machine can easily extract the local credentials, decrypt them, and gain unrestricted access to every other system on the network.
Lieberman Softwares Random Password Manager solves this problem by providing frequently changed unique passwords for each root account on every machine. It constantly modifies root account credentials so that no two Linux systems have identical credentials, preventing unauthorized users from gaining peer-level access throughout the enterprise.
Random Password Manager is now compatible with all versions and distributions of Linux, optimizing the security of Linux servers and workstations deployed throughout the enterprise with the same root account and password. It connects to all Linux systems on the enterprise via a secure SSH connection, randomizes the root passwords, and periodically verifies that the randomized passwords still work.