Deactivate SSH login for user root

One of the biggest security holes on a linux server that the user root can login in through ssh into the system. Every so-called cracker can use a brute force attack to try to break the password of the root user so the cracker possibly have all access to the system.

It is wise to create a separate account you through sudo or su to log in as root user.

Search for “PermitRootLogin”

Remove the hash for “PermitRootLogin”

Restart sshd service

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Maarten Schoonus

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