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Re: ssh clarification needed



Mail Lists wrote:
> On 01/04/2009 11:24 AM, Mike Cloaked wrote:
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>> By the way if your root partition was not encrypted then someone with
>> physical access to your machine could boot into single user mode and get
>> root access - hence encrypting the root partition is probably the only way
>> to avoid that - unless someone knows a different way in?
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>   Just boot a CD, DVD or USB key I own the whole laptop - as a bad guy i
> would prefer to boot my own OS anyway not yours.
>   
I disagree with this. I know from experimenting that if I boot another
Linux OS (regardless of media used) and then try to access the data on
separate a LUKS encrypted device, I can't see that data without
providing the passphrase. As a matter of fact you are prompted to supply
the passphrase. If you boot a Microsoft Windows OS you can't see the
data anyhow...Microsoft Windows doesn't recognize non-Microsoft
filesystems such as ext3.

Bob


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