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maxshn
August 22nd, 2009, 02:32 PM
HI,


I was reading this article :

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=513820

about how to Create a Passwordless / Guest Login (Simple Method). I tried and works perfectly and I used a ubuntu live CD to do it and I didn't need a root access.



There is a way to protect my computer of this?


:)

snowpine
August 22nd, 2009, 02:38 PM
Hi Maxshn, anyone who has a Live CD and physical access to your computer can compromise your security... There are a couple of things you can do to slow someone down, like encrypt the hard drive and create a BIOS password so someone can't boot from the CD drive. But like we say on these forums, "physical access is root access." Don't leave your computer lying around where strangers can use it. :)

maxshn
August 22nd, 2009, 04:08 PM
Yeah you have right, thanks for the tip heheh:P.