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Old 02-08-2005, 10:20 AM   #1
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i have 4 partitions 2 for xp and linux, and one to copy data between the OSes ,and another backup partition.

if one of my OS got hacked , hit by virus or any other security issues. will my other partitions be accessible to these intrusions?
 
Old 02-08-2005, 10:25 AM   #2
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hi there,

yep. even worst if you can copy data between them.
so a "malicious" code can run around. safety is gone.

regards

slackie1000

ps. try a better title next time.... "question"...???
 
Old 02-08-2005, 02:11 PM   #3
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i have 4 partitions 2 for xp and linux, and one to copy data between the OSes ,and another backup partition.

if one of my OS got hacked , hit by virus or any other security issues. will my other partitions be accessible to these intrusions?
It would depend on whether the OS you were using had support for reading the other partition types. For example, you'd need linux NTFS support enabled to write to most XP partitions and most linux partitions (ext2/3, reiser, etc) aren't natively read/write-able to Windows, so you'd need some kind of third party applications to write to the linux partitions. Note that completely hosing partitions via formating, damaging the partition table, or just blindly writing to disk are still possible.
 
Old 02-08-2005, 09:43 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies.

 
Old 02-19-2005, 12:01 AM   #5
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another question..
what if i installed the two O/S on separate hard disk. and perhaps use a third hard disk for data transfer?
if one of my OS got hacked , hit by virus or any other security issues. will my other drives be accessible to these intrusions?
 
Old 02-19-2005, 01:09 AM   #6
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Yes. Any device connected to your machine, or any machine on network is available to hack/destroy mutate whatever. The risks are lower on seperate drives, especially if you are not mounting between them, but they are still there. Take precautions with both OSes, keep things updated, patched and checked out.
 
  


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