we should set a grub password by default

(``-_-´´) -- Fernando Ubuntu at BUGabundo.net
Thu May 17 09:28:24 UTC 2007

I second this idea.
"Dont feed them. Teach them how to grow food"

On 5/16/07, Matthew Garrett <mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org> wrote:
> On Tue, May 15, 2007 at 07:23:41PM +0200, Sven wrote:
> > In short terms: I propose that during grub setup/configuration the grub
> > password in menu.lst is activated by default. Please let me explain why.
> Providing a grub password by default risks giving people the impression
> that the system is secure, while in fact there are several other steps
> that would be required for that to be true (disabling CD drive booting,
> BIOS password, physical security of machine to prevent BIOS being reset
> or drives removed). Instead, we should make it easy for people to learn
> what needs to be done to make a system secure.
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