Security, what's that? (was Re: NSA Vs. Linux)
Paul G. Allen
pgallen at randomlogic.com
Tue Oct 19 11:15:54 PDT 1999
"Warn M. Kitchen" wrote:
> "Chris K. Young" wrote:
> > If you can prevent people from opening your case (I don't know how that
> > would be achieved) then this can be prevented with properly chosen
> > passwords. If you're on a IBM-compatible system, you've got to find
> > a way to prevent your attacker from toying with the power supply long
> > enough to get your nonvolatile RAM erased (assuming your frontline
> > defence involves BIOS passwords).
> my case has a little tab at the back of the side cover for a padlock. being at
> college and around *other* starving computer science students. I went and
> bought a good padlock. case closed(ha!).
> Probably another good idea is to not leave your rescue disks lying around. say
> you have a safe or something. lock them in it. This wont prevent it completely
> if they're determined and prepared beforehand but the person who wants to screw
> with you will have to have their own disk.
> correct me if I'm wrong but aren't all the servers that people *really* don't
> want messed with kept under lock and key in a room by themselves were only the
> administrator has access? I seem to remember seeing a picture of a server all
> locked up tight.
Mine are locked up and soon there will be an alarm on the room they are in. Yes, I
am paranoid, and with a family that can't keep their damn paws off my equipment,
it's not necessarily the NSA I'm worried about! (My 3-yr. old has turned my firewall
off three times, probably because the power switch in the rack is a pretty glowing
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