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Date:      Wed, 22 Nov 2006 10:53:19 +0700 (ICT)
From:      Olivier Nicole <>
Subject:   Re: Password Security
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In-Reply-To: <> (message from VeeJay on Wed, 22 Nov 2006 04:41:37 +0100)
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> 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?

If the data are so sensible, do notplace the machine in a shared

One could reboot in single mode, or just stop the machine and remove
the hard disk to analyze it at his own pace.

Single user password tends to give a false sense of security, if one
has physical access to the machine, consider he has open access to the
data stored on the machine.

best regards,


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