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Re: Password protecting grub

On Thursday 17 March 2016 17:04:04 Martin Smith wrote:
> On 17/03/2016 04:55, Adam Wilson wrote:
> > On Wed, 16 Mar 2016 23:12:06 +0530 Himanshu Shekhar
> >
> > <irm2015006@iiita.ac.in> wrote:
> >> Ok! I understand GRUB password and other such passwords are
> >> ineffective. I am also aware of the fact that hard drive can be read
> >> anywhere unless it is encrypted.
> >> The am eager to know a particular way (however bad it may be) to
> >> secure a system, which I have not known yet.
> >
> > A BIOS password and full disk encryption.
> on all the older machines that I used to make if you had physical access
> to the machine you could lose the bios password quite easily with a jumper
> or a screwdriver, I dont know what the more modern motherboards are like
> but surely they could also be similar...

Most, but not all.  Some of them, (a small number of them?) you lose the 
password, the motherboard is dead.


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