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Old 11-15-2007, 12:48 PM   #1
Don1500
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I am using Linux Puppy on a USB drive for Internet access, firewalls, virus protection all in place, and I would like to know for sure that during my connection there is no way to access any non-mounted drives. I have a hard drive that is formatted as FAT32 but is not mounted while I am in puppy. Because of security issues I want to make sure this is unaccessible from the net. Is this true, or am I living in a fools paradise? Can some other site add cookies, etc. to my unmounted drive?
 
Old 11-15-2007, 01:17 PM   #2
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The only way anyone could access your unmounted drives is if they were somehow able to break into your system and mount them or trick you into mounting them somehow. Even you cannot add info to your unmounted drives unless you mount them. Your chances of winning the lottery are higher than your chances of this happening (perhaps even if you DON'T buy a ticket).

If you are extremely paranoid, you can recompile a kernel that doesn't have FAT32 support and then there would be no way to access that drive, but if puppy uses a FAT32 filesystem, that wouldn't work.

HTH

Forrest
 
Old 11-15-2007, 02:26 PM   #3
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Thanks, That's what I thought. Just wanted to make sure.
 
  


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