Linux Vs Windows in security

Miano, Steven M. Steven.Miano at
Mon Aug 13 20:35:27 UTC 2007

If you ever have physical access to a box, then there is only knowledge needed in order to breach it. That's why physical security is also such a huge consideration in server management and maintenance, the building that my servers are in is remote, unmarked, and has no windows. So if no one can get into that building - there is no scare about someone popping in a live CD.

Also - the disk drives are behind a locked rack, with a lock on the front of the server as well.

Cliff notes: I think your confusing OS security with physical security.

-----Original Message-----
From: ubuntu-users-bounces at [mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Cesar Augusto Suarez
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2007 4:29 PM
To: ubuntu-users at
Subject: Linux Vs Windows in security

I have a doubt about it:
I know that one of the bigest critics to windows is about security  in the s.o. instad Linux who has fame of very secure s.o.

However, i know that windows (same that linux) save the pass in a hidden file, if we can locate that file, just edit and voila¡ and the last is about Vista, with the vista cd i can have root access to the system if i have physical access to it

In linux, i´ve seeing thats the same, with the live cd, if we have physical access to the pc, we can change root access just by typing a new pass.

Then, where is  really the security ?

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