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Old 05-27-2002, 10:28 AM   #16
geoffm33
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Allowing a boot into single user mode is not a security risk if you have physical security. Remember, rule 1: if you have no physical security, you have no security at all.

Instead of a reboot into single user, and a change of the root password, a malicous individual could poweroff the machine, rip open the side and steal the hardrive. Or the backup tapes, or the whole machine!
 
  


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