Bug#56821: Important security hole: mbr allows anyone to boot from a floppy.
Le 2000-02-02, Joey Hess écrivait :
> Have you considered that all PC's in the same time period have either booted
> from the floppy first by preference, or allowed you to configure the BIOS to
> so do?
Have /you/ considered that modern BIOSs also have been providing
the ability to (a) disable booting from a floppy and (b) protecting
configuration changes using a password?
Have you considered that, once such settings have been put in place,
it is a reasonable expectation that no piece of software will try
to outsmart you and boot from floppy anyway?