Re: Flaky guest account
<quote>See also https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/eud-security-guidance-ubuntu-1604-lts where they also advise that all usual user accounts should have 'other' access removes (e.g. chmod o-rx /home/*)</quote>
I can think of one reason why you would not want to do that: """shared"""1 files.
I have some 'media files' located on my home partition that I want to make available to a 'guest' user, or others who have accounts on the box.
1 In the sense that I "own" the files, and have set the 'others' permissions to 'r--' (read only). this way, valuable disk space isn't eaten up by duplicates.