Linux Vs Windows in security

Derek Broughton news at
Wed Aug 15 01:25:49 UTC 2007

Bart Silverstrim wrote:

> Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Cesar Augusto Suarez wrote:
>>> 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 ?
>> Of course.  How would you propose to make a system truly secure if a
>> hacker has physical access to the machine?
> 1) Buy big plastic storage tub from WalMart
> 2) place computer in tub
> 3) pour cement into tub, enveloping computer
> 4) Anchor cement block to floor with bolts

This of course doesn't allow anybody physical access.
>> If I encrypt my filesystems, nobody with a liveCD can read the
>> filesystem, but even then there must be something either in hardware or
>> software that provides the key to decrypt that filesystem, which would be
>> available to a user with physical access.
> Like...a password in your memory?

Sure but it's not an option for anything but a single user system - or a
system where _everybody_ has their own encrypted filesystem.


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