From: Paul Jakma (Paul.Jakma at domain Digital.com)
Date: Tue 25 May 1999 - 11:28:48 IST
most new big-name pc's have a little flipout thingy with which you can
padlock the case.
anyway this can go on and on.
bios password -> user brings in a screwdriver
padlock -> user brings in boltcutters
24 hour armed guard -> user brings in the heavy's.
if it isn't physically secure it isn't secure. how much security you need is
compromise with convenience.
> From: Guest, Ken[SMTP:kengu at domain credo.ie]
> Sent: 25 May 1999 11:21
> Cc: ilug at domain linux.ie
> Subject: RE: [ILUG] security!
> # From: Sean McGrath [mailto:sean at domain hdl.ie]
> # Sent: 25 May 1999 11:05
> # To: Diarmaid O'Loughlin
> # Cc: ilug at domain linux.ie
> # Subject: Re: [ILUG] security!
> # Diarmaid O'Loughlin wrote:
> # >
> # > On LILO's boot: prompt if you type 'linux single' (I
> # think, I saw it in a
> # > book anyway) You start linin in single user mode! As root!
> # How can you
> # > stop this! Is's a tiny bit of a security problem me thinks.
> # lilo can also have a password.
> # bios password.
> But the bios password is so simple to get around....
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