[Gllug] It is not Microsoft
hpsekhon at googlemail.com
Fri Jan 9 15:31:29 UTC 2009
Jose Luis Martinez wrote:
> 2009/1/9 j.roberts <j.roberts at stabilys.com>:
>> John Edwards wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jan 09, 2009 at 01:05:04PM +0000, Bernard Peek wrote:
>>>> You and I know that there is no risk in running Linux from a live CD.
>>> Having setup Windows and Linux machines for use in public space, I
>>> think there *are* some serious risks in allowing people to boot off
>>> their own CDROMs.
>>> These include the ability to access the hard drive to install
>>> malware or reseting the Windows Administrator password, or gain
>>> unrestricted access to the local network.
>> Absolutely correct: this is how we gain access to Win Server and w/s
>> machines where the password is lost.
>> So administrators are right to be concerned.
>> The proper answer is dedicated machines, unfortunately...
> The machines are to be exposed irrespective of what OS is used.
> The best solution would be to do automatic nightly re-installs,
> anything else is either too expensive or risky.
Encrypted Hard Disks.
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