Greg Helledy on 20 May 2009 12:33:05 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] kon-boot: there goes the neighborhood

> On Tue, 19 May 2009, Brian Vagnoni wrote:
>> First I'm hearing about this.
> Nothing really new, here.   See, e.g., pnordahl's Windows password
> reset disk:
> Linux is even easier.  Typically, all you need to do is add 'single'
> to your boot options and you're up and running in single-user mode.
> If the distro puts a password on single-user mode, there are simple
> ways to bypass that, as well.
> If you don't have physical security, you don't have security.
> Paul

I don't see why this is such a big deal from the security perspective. 
I can already use any Live CD to copy anything I like from (or anything 
I like onto) a system I have access to.  I suppose the difference would 
be that this gets around the protection of encrypted partitions.


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