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Date:      Thu, 23 Nov 2006 09:56:23 +0100
From:      VeeJay <maanjee@gmail.com>
To:        "Jerry McAllister" <jerrymc@msu.edu>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Password Security
Message-ID:  <2cd0a0da0611230056l15bfccaamb3ed3d439e2786b8@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <20061122163317.GC50939@gizmo.acns.msu.edu>
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 So, does it mean that Windows 2003 Server provides more Password Level
Security with Unauthorized Access?

And how can one into the System by booting from a CD if it still requires
the Password even in Single User mode?



On 11/22/06, Jerry McAllister <jerrymc@msu.edu> wrote:
>
> On Wed, Nov 22, 2006 at 04:41:37AM +0100, VeeJay wrote:
>
> > Hi
> >
> > I need to secure my data and server. Any advice will be highly
> appreciated.
> >
> > I am going to place my FreeBSD server at a shared place?
> >
> > I am just afraid that any unauthorized person might boot machine in
> single
> > user mode and steal the data?
> > How can I make my Server secure that if if boots in single user mode, it
> > still demands the password and without password one cannot do anything?
> > or make it possible that booting in Single user mode, doesn't provide
> any
> > shell?
>
> Lock it in a box.   Anyone who can put their hands physically can
> get in to the machine with a little tinkering even if you disable
> lots of software.
>
> I think you can get rid of the single user option in the boot,
> but anyone with a CD can defeat that if they want to.  It would
> make things harder for yourself in managing the system, but it
> would slow a person down from casual interference.
>
> Also, many machines have BIOS level boot passwords that can be turned
> on.  Using that would slow a person down, but be annoying for youself,
> especially in times such as power failures - the system would not come
> back up automatically without someone entering the BIOS password.
>
> Plus, if a person is determined enough, they can defeat that as well
> by removing the battery backup for the MB or the flash memory.   But,
> it would stop casual tinkering.
>
> ////jerry
>
> >
> > Thanks in advance
> >
> > --
> >
> > BR / vj
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-- 
Thanks!

BR / vj



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