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I recently decided to change my (very) strong user password to something trivial.

This was mostly to eliminate frustration with typing a long password each time I sudo or whatever.

My question is, is there any reason to have a strong user password? considering that most services which I run on my box do not use PAM for auth:

  • apache2 - uses .htpasswd for access
  • sshd - only private keys allowed
  • transmissiond - uses its own http auth
  • mpd - uses its own auth
  • samba - limited to LAN

Physical access to the box is out of the question.

  • What do you mean by "Physical access"? – smartboyhw Feb 14 '13 at 9:05
  • Like some other person being able to use OP's box when OP is away from keyboard? Then sticking in a Live USB and then ... – user25656 Feb 14 '13 at 9:33
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The reason to have a password is the reason to have a strong or even a very strong password, one of the reasons being to protect you from unauthorized access.

If you are certain that your PC is absolutely safe that it doesn't need a password, you may want to have a look at these questions:

  • It is much easier to have "123" password than to set different parts of Ubuntu to ask for none. – Barafu Albino Oct 16 '14 at 16:44

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