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superuser

[Unix] Synonym root, avatar. This usage has spread to non-Unix environments; the superuser is any account with all wheel bits on. A more specific term than wheel.

superuser

A person with unlimited access privileges who can perform any and all operations within the computer. See root user.
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He had earlier found a backdoor on OnePlus devices which granted hackers with root access and other sensitive information with ease.
The much-needed patch to address the high-risk root access security bug for the MacOS High Sierra has been released.
SeaPea' is installed using root access and remains on the device until either the hard drive is reformatted or the system is upgraded.
According to Check Point, an attacker who exploits any of the four vulnerabilities can gain enough privileges to root access a device.
It does not require root access, it does not contain any watermarks, and it is always 100% ad free and very easy to use with one action to start and stop recording.
The open source mobile OS from Canonical, Ubuntu Phone, has suffered its first security vulnerability in the form of an attack that provided hackers with root access to Ubuntu-based smartphones.
The report mentions that the malware was so effective in some cases that the hackers were able to gain complete root access to the device, putting the user at great risk of losing or sharing valuable information.
Malicious apps with root access can cause far more damage than normal ones.
Root access hands administrative, super-user control of the
This is not necessarily a bad design decision and implementing the keychain access mechanism in a different manner — for example, by asking the user to input their keychain password every time when an application needs to access keychain data — wouldn't have ultimately impacted the ability of attackers with root access to steal keychain data.
Jailbreaking is the term used for code that allows users root access to the operating system on devices running Apple's iOS.
In over 100 of the computers, (Mr Assange) had root access to those computers, which meant he didn't need any further password-he had the key to the door, if you like," the Herald Sun quoted the prosecutor as saying.