[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu on the BBC!!!
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Sat Oct 24 12:01:46 BST 2009
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Samuel Toogood wrote:
> ------- Original message -------
>> From: Jon Reynolds <maillist at jcrdevelopments.com>
>> To: ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
>> Sent: 24.10.'09, 10:50
>> Am I thinking about this wrong or is it true that using a live CD, one
>> can just boot into the live environment and then mount the host
>> computer's hard drive and browse its contents. Isn't that a really bad
>> security issue?
>> Jon Reynolds
> No that's perfectly correct. It's one of the reasons Ubuntu offers home
> directory encryption.
I think this has been said before once you have physical access to a
computer it is vulnerable, however if you disable boot from cdrom, as a
bios option, and probably from usb as well. Password protect the bios
then you do add some sort of security,
of course if its a server then you would probably want to remove the cd
drice anyway, (however that seems a little extreme),
is home directory encryption available in 8.10 or later editions ?
Ubuntu 9.10 out 29th October 2009 - www.ubuntu.com
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