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Secure Your VPS: Use Non-Root User

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💡 Root user in Linux has unrestricted access to a system. When compromised, an attacker gains complete control of the server.

👉🏼 It's best practice to use a non-root user and disable root login. Set PermitRootLogin to "no" in /etc/ssh/sshd_config.

Set PermitRootLogin to no in /etc/ssh/sshd_config to disable root login.

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