Forum Thread: Using Sux for Non-Root Access in Kali

Hi peeps - I'm reading a pen testing book and it mentions using the sux wrapper when using a browser. I am confused as I thought you would need root access all the time as a pen tester or is it used to protect me from being hacked? or is it used to stop me from derping a command?

Thanks for any advice, I've googled it before posting but can't find a suitable answer.



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You need root permissions for many commands, but if you get hacked and you are using a root account, whoever hacked you doesn't need to do privilege escalation.

Ah OK so its used to protect me... Cool thanks for clearing that up, I tend to over think things sometimes. Cheers.

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