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how to hack LINUX

Easy press backspace 28 times  Shocked
http://www.techspot.com/news/63191-hacking-locked-down-linux-pc-apparently-easy-pressing.html
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Re: how to hack LINUX

Wouldn't it be easier to re-boot from USB since you have physical access to the computer?

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Re: how to hack LINUX

WoW with FULL access to a pc you can hack it.
What is next, a virus that ACTUALLY infects a Linux pc? (like 100% of M$ virii) Rather than the user only. Remember loads of Linux pc's are multi user. (Servers especially)
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Re: how to hack LINUX

ctrl-alt-del and when the boot screen offers options, choose linux safe mode - goes straight into terminal mode.  from there you can do what you like.
backspace 28 times, eh?  i might try that for fun, for frolics, for a laugh, aha ha ha.
someone had too much time on its hands.
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Re: how to hack LINUX

It was supposed to be a locked down computer, BIOS password, bootloader password etc.
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Re: how to hack LINUX

If it was a locked down computer, why isn't it in a locked computer room?

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Re: how to hack LINUX

Because it's a computer that people are allowed to use, but are not supposed to have full administrative access to. Perhaps it is in a locked computer room, alongside many other workstations, and all the students in the university's computing department have cards that unlock the door.
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Re: how to hack LINUX

So I walk in, reboot it (omitting the BIOS password & the GRUB password) then I either choose the recovery option or press back-space 28 times?
This is a spam posting - it lacks consistency.

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Re: how to hack LINUX

It's the kind of BIOS password that you need to change any BIOS settings or select a different boot device, but don't need to enter any BIOS password each time the computer boots. Similarly, grub could be configured so that you couldn't do anything besides booting an existing menu entry without first entering a valid username and password.