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    Re: Any user can use Administrator password in GUI to Gain Admin privileges.

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    If anyone has physical access to your computer, they don't have to guess your password, they already have root access with a simple reboot.
    If you are referring to editing grub from boot, my boot process can only be edited in grub with a admin password. It's a sha-256 bit hash value stored in the /boot/grub/grub.cfg and it prevents tampering. The Trusted Platform Module also stores the keys to the HDD Password and cannot be used if separated from the system. The massive control I get from the TPM in Windows is the only reason I keep it. (Except to test it). If I could get an equivalent program in Ubuntu to manage my TPM I would probably eliminate Windows.

    However we are completely off of the topic.
    Last edited by ahears; July 20th, 2011 at 11:01 PM.
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