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    Re: Physical access is root access

    Quote Originally Posted by Mornedhel View Post
    My honest questions are : a. are you really in the sort of environment where this poses a problem (ie. do you know for sure that people are after your data), and b. is your data really that sensitive ?

    Right now I have to assume that half the population of this forum is some kind of diplomat or secret service agent.
    Naw.. just overly protective of my UbuntuForums account password!
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    Re: Physical access is root access

    Quote Originally Posted by Mornedhel View Post
    My honest questions are : a. are you really in the sort of environment where this poses a problem (ie. do you know for sure that people are after your data), and b. is your data really that sensitive ?

    Right now I have to assume that half the population of this forum is some kind of diplomat or secret service agent.
    It's a "magic bullet" kinda thing. People are insecure about security, because they don't know much about it, so they reach for the wonder oil : "encrypt your hard disk and you'll never have to worry about security again".

    That, and a tendency to want "the best" - the fastest PC, the best operating system, the widest monitor, the highest screen resolution, the ultimate security, ... "anti-virus ? firewall ? passwords ? mere toys - I do nothing less than full disk encryption"


    Outside the geek universe, there's something similar going on with big/fast cars compensating for undersized body parts in the reproductive system.


    Just kidding .... sort of.

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    Re: Physical access is root access

    Quote Originally Posted by koenn View Post
    It's a "magic bullet" kinda thing. People are insecure about security, because they don't know much about it, so they reach for the wonder oil : "encrypt your hard disk and you'll never have to worry about security again".

    That, and a tendency to want "the best" - the fastest PC, the best operating system, the widest monitor, the highest screen resolution, the ultimate security, ... "anti-virus ? firewall ? passwords ? mere toys - I do nothing less than full disk encryption"


    Outside the geek universe, there's something similar going on with big/fast cars compensating for undersized body parts in the reproductive system.


    Just kidding .... sort of.
    Hey... my car isn't THAT fast ... *mutter*
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    Re: Physical access is root access

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonbite View Post
    Hey... my car isn't THAT fast ... *mutter*
    I bet it's faster than mine


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    Re: Physical access is root access

    Why leaving the door open when you can lock it?
    Without a default password, anyone can access with root privileges without having a CD, opening your case to remove the BIOS password or any other kind of stuff. It just boot and there is it.

    That's just my 2 cents.

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