USCB Weirdness

Here are a couple of talk sessions from ucscb. talk is a two-user chat utility common on UNIX systems. It splits the screen into two parts, with the local user's input appearing on the top and the other user's input on the bottom. I've run the logs through logtalk to allow them to be presented in a line-by-line format.
In both cases, Mike Kaye is pretending to be root (the superuser), using a security hole discovered by some of his friends.
Mike “root” talks to account krom
Mike “root” talks to account banshee