[ubuntu-in] bug or what ?? logging into recovery mode without password

Ramnarayan.K ramnarayan.k at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 11:41:11 GMT 2008


On Feb 2, 2008 9:55 PM, Gaurav Shah <freedomyug at gmail.com> wrote:

> If you are concerned about physical security, you MUST setup bootloaded
> password.
> Similarly, its also possible to boot using boot cds and mount partitions
> on your system and access data without caring about the permissions etc.
> So what you say is a flaw, is in my opinion should be addresses under
> physical security.

i basically agree, there are many ways to hack into the machine / data. So
physical protection is much required.

a few years back - before warty i installed fedora, mandrake and in both
cases they asked for a root password. When it was not required during the
Ubuntu install  i did not give it much thought except - hey one less
password to keep track of.

But now i think maybe that was a good idea because it gave users a chance to
secure that casual entry, even by mistake, as in my case.

So i have a choice now to go in for a boot / bios password and / or also
make a root password

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