grub: High Security risk with default installation

Rich Rudnick rich at
Thu Mar 13 04:05:10 UTC 2008

scott wrote:
> Rich Rudnick wrote:

>> If you want physical security of your box, set a bios password, put a
>> lock on the case, and put it in a safe. grub password protection is
>> illusory.
> The only guarantee against somebody owning your box is to shut off all
> Internet access and bury the box six feet under in concrete.
> That is not a viable solution. If I have physical access to your box,
> the sky is the limit. The sky being : time, knowledge and experience.
> BIOS password or not. At some point you have to trust the user, or no
> one will ever be able to configure their box how they like, etc, etc.

I guess I should have used <sarcasm></sarcasm> ;)

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