How to Hack Your Own Linux System

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    How to Hack Your Own Linux System

    Shows how to password protect single user mode login and how to password protect grub.

    Of course only of concern if there is physical access to the machine. :)

    (Just got my ADSL installed after moving to new house - drop in speed due to different exchange :thumbd: ).
     
  2. NGRhodes

    NGRhodes Registered Member

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    Not really a hack, its intentional of how single user mode, run level 1 works.

    Password protecting grub does not help, as if I have physical access I could just boot of my usb stick and chroot. You may argue that you can use the bios to prevent booting, but if I have physical access I can also remove the drive and put in my machine.
    Only way to protect is to use disk encryption.

    Cheers, Nick
     
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  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    That's not hacking ... hacking is when you use l33t skills.
    This is just standard Linux mode of work - at work.
    Mrk
     
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