Re: boot up linux in "single mode" and security hazard?

From: Ivan Marsh (annoyed_at_you.now)
Date: 10/08/03


Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2003 09:46:46 -0500

On Tue, 07 Oct 2003 23:08:30 +0000, Carl wrote:

> Hi, I have been wondering why we are allowed to boot up linux in "single
> mode". I tried it once, and I could see all the files and directories in
> my computer. I could even modify files or delete them. I feel that by
> using "single mode", anybody can access to my computer, and do whatever
> they want. Isn't it really dangerous? Or am I missing something here?
> Could anybody tell me why this "single mode" is not a security hazard
> for a computer that a lot of people have physical access to.
> Thank you, and have a good day.

The number one rule of system security is always physical access.

You can get to the info quite easily on any system you have physical
access to.

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i.m.
The USA Patriot Act is the most unpatriotic act in American history.