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

From: Ivan Marsh (
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.

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