[Gllug] It is not Microsoft

John Edwards john at cornerstonelinux.co.uk
Fri Jan 9 14:01:21 UTC 2009

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.

To secure these machines the IT team should have already set a BIOS
password and then disabled boot from network or any removable media.
If they haven't then sooner or later the council staff passwords are
going to be sniffed.

|    John Edwards   Email: john at cornerstonelinux.co.uk    |
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 196 bytes
Desc: Digital signature
URL: <http://mailman.lug.org.uk/pipermail/gllug/attachments/20090109/5aec6bab/attachment.pgp>
-------------- next part --------------
Gllug mailing list  -  Gllug at gllug.org.uk

More information about the GLLUG mailing list