crack root

crack root

(security, jargon)
To defeat the security system of a Unix machine and gain root privileges thereby.

See cracker.
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Considering that singular solutions take into account only the first member of a row their validity is limited to only very surrounding of the crack root (Balas & Szabo, 1994).
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