Jeffrey Tadlock linux at
Fri Dec 9 02:20:16 UTC 2005

Danny Terweij - Net Tuning | Net wrote:
> Eeks!. I thought linux was better then windows with passwords security.
> So when your laptop/server/pc is stolen all they have to do is this and gets
> full access as root with no pass?

Not much different with Windows machines either.  If one has physical 
access to a Windows machine you are only one reboot away with the right 
tool to reset the local administrator password to blank and having full 
access to the machine.

Physical security is important for some very valid reasons.


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