Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Secure Linux OS from USB Flash Drives

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Beans
    25

    Secure Linux OS from USB Flash Drives

    Hi,

    I'm looking for something which I'm not sure exists, that is, a way of optimizing my system (Kubuntu 12.10) to only allow a specific usb to be connected to it and no other.

    I want only my personal usb to be recognized and other usb sticks throw an error message or are just rejected.

    Is this possible or am i in way over my head with this?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Beans
    338

    Re: Secure Linux OS from USB Flash Drives

    Not sure what you wish to do is possible, however it is possible to limit access to system resources/devices/drives using user/group management and removing those permissions from other users/groups.
    To err is human - and to blame it on a computer is even more so.
    Author: Robert Orben

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Beans
    25

    Re: Secure Linux OS from USB Flash Drives

    I see what you mean but that implementation won't give me the security i desire because my account details could be compromised. I know there's a way of programming it so that when a USB is connected you automatically sync it to a folder so perhaps there may a way of performing another action to reject the usb?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Beans
    25

    Optimize Linux Sytem to reject unkown usb devices

    Hi, I want to optimize my system (Kubuntu 12.10) to reject/block all unknown usb devices except my own. Does anyone have any ideas of how to implement a system like this please? I've seen automatic device syncing but i was wondering if there was a way of changing the sync action to reject or block where the device is not my personal usb drive.

    Thanks in advance for any replies/advice on this.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Beans
    338

    Re: Optimize Linux Sytem to reject unkown usb devices

    This is a duplicate thread it is advised, suggested, asked that you post one question per thread and be patient as you will get answers but some may take time....
    To err is human - and to blame it on a computer is even more so.
    Author: Robert Orben

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Tewkesbury uk
    Beans
    7,625
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Secure Linux OS from USB Flash Drives

    Treads merged.

    I don't think what you want is possible without some firmware on the stick itself to identify itself.

    After all, how could a usb stick be identified as trusted or not without that ? Any identifing data on the stick could just be copied off onto another identical stick.

    You can have system less secure of course where ubuntu reads something of filesystem but that is hardly secure.
    Join us on irc at #ubuntuforums. For web chat see here

    If you believe everything you read, you better not read. ~ Japanese Proverb

    Do not read newspapers on an empty stomach ~ Russian Proverb ~ BrunoLotse

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •