Security concern

NoOp glgxg at
Thu Jun 24 01:42:41 UTC 2010

On 06/23/2010 04:30 PM, Ashley Benton wrote:
> Hi,
> I plugged an external hard drive into Ubuntu 9:10 and it didn't se it. The
> hard drive seemed to  be working but Ubuntu didn't see it.
> The owner told me that it was fat32 and working with Windows. My question is
> why Ubuntu didn't see the hard drive and could the hard drive do something
> (download files on the computer, install something or download files from
> the computer...)
> I checked the kernel log, sys log, debug log, daemon log and user log and
> didn't see anything concerning the hard drive.
Why would you expect this to be a security concern?

Have you checked in gparted, lshw or similar to see if the drive is
available? Did you mention how the external drive is connected (usb,
etc)? Come on Meg, you've been around Ubuntu/linux long enough to check
the obvious first.

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