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Jim Hutchinson jim at ubuntu-rocks.org
Tue Sep 25 21:54:41 BST 2007


My box is kept in a secure bank vault with a self-destruct mechanism.
I remotely connect over a dedicated line using a 8192 bit rsa key.
And, just in case something goes wrong I keep it all backed up on a
portable hard drive :)

On 9/25/07, TJ Heaney <tjheaney at gmail.com> wrote:
> Why not something like a hardware key to lock your box as well?
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> TJ
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> On 9/25/07, Neal McBurnett <neal at bcn.boulder.co.us> wrote:
> > A clear definition of "security" is important here.  It varies for
> > every situation, but often, _availability_ of your computer and files
> > is very important.  So my response is that for both default linux and
> > windows, the availability of recovery mechanisms when you forget your
> > password is a security feature.  Besides that convenient init trick,
> > booting from a CD is often very useful.
> >
> > Of course, if you are really really worried about the risk that
> > someone who can physically access your computer might steal your hard
> > disk or whole computer and read the files, then you want an encrypting
> > filesystem, and there are options like that also.  But you risk losing
> > it all if you forget a password or don't have a USB key or whatever.
> >
> > So linux is very secure, you just have to configure it to your liking.
> >
> > Neal McBurnett                 http://mcburnett.org/neal/
> >
> > On Tue, Sep 25, 2007 at 01:52:19PM -0600, telecon at infosyndicate.net wrote:
> > > On Tue, Sep 25, 2007 at 01:18:24PM -0600, phillip tribble wrote:
> > > > How secure is linux when you can recover a password like this?
> > > >
> > >
> > > How secure is your linux box when someone can walk away with it.
> > >
> > > That is essentially what you just asked.
> > >
> > > Most *nix can be recovered that way, or someway remarkably close.  if
> you have physical access.
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