boris at boris-glawe.de
Fri Dec 9 14:12:46 UTC 2005
Paul Smith wrote:
>I have noticed that from SLAX liveCD, one has total and free access to
>the home partition of all Linux (Fedora) accounts in the hard-disk of
>the computer. In this way, with a SLAX disk, everyone can spy all
>accounts in the hard-disk. How can this be prevented?
If you have phyical access to a machchine, you have always the complete
control over the machine. You can boot with rescure CD and set root's
password to whatever you want. That's not a big risk though!
In your case encrypting the home partitions would be a solution. Try
'man cryptsetup' on a Linux 2.6 machine.
There are plenty of documents concerning partition encrpting. Google helps!
Use ecnryption only if you understand, what you are doing!!
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