[ILUG] Hard Disk Protection in Live CD Boot Ups
gavinbeatty at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 23:51:42 GMT 2009
On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 11:28 PM, Kuda Dube <kd.gnu.linux at gmail.com> wrote:
> It is possible to modify a harddisk-based Linux configuration during
> Live CD bootup session, e.g., today when I lost sudoer entry for my
> Ubuntu account, I used a live CD to re-instate it (... no clue how the
> entry disappeared!). If I want to ensure that no one can change my
> configuration files using live CDs, how can I do this? I know this
> ability is useful but it is also dangerous.
Try encrypted partitions. Google can help there.
Otherwise, anyone with physical access to the machine will find a way
(and it's not difficult).
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