When I am doing a lot of sudo operations, I like to spawn a bash shell from sudo to make the operations go quicker. I am against assigning a root password because I do not like the root account enabled because it is an easy target for hackers.
There are a couple of security concerns I have with using
sudo bash as well, but to me it seems safer than just enabling the root user all together.
Which option is safer? Using
sudo bash to obtain a
root level shell as a nomal user, or just enabling the root account and using
su root to gain root access?