[SECURITY] Simpleinit root exploit

Archaic archaic at comcast.net
Wed May 29 12:09:04 PDT 2002


On Mon, May 27, 2002 at 09:08:51AM -0400, jsmaby at virgo.umeche.maine.edu
wrote:
> lilo prompt.  You can password-protect lilo to close that whole.  Next
> is booting off a floppy, and mounting the hard disk from it.  Simply
> disable booting from the floppy in bios, and password-protect bios.
> Well, the bios password can be reset either via a jumper in the
> motherboard, or removing the cmos battery for a short period of time.
> So now you need a case lock.  That's probably as far as it should go
> (don't need light-activated explosive devices in the case or anything
> like that).

Awww, you're taking all the fun out of it! :)

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