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« on: March 02, 2008, 08:53:31 am »

So, how many of you have a bios password set, I started using a bios password and setting windows to autologin recently as I figure its way more secure considering I normally lave a Linux Live CD in my laptops CD drive.
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2008, 02:05:58 pm »

Simple answer no.

I see no reason unless I'm running a that phenix bios dunno how its spelled but apparently a hard bios to crack, athough I've had a lot of trouble getting in one of the dell bios'.

But my personal computer no one uses except me and I'm in the bios a lot of the time on it so its a lot of bother to apply a password.

But I have bios passwords on laptop for obvious reasons Grin.
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2008, 03:11:30 pm »

I figure its kind of essential if your in the habbit of leaving a Linux Live CD in your drive, and its at least as hard to crack as windows itself.
And it stops someone from doing a quick hack with a live CD when your not at your PC, also I have heard of occasions where the cops  in america says it dosnt need a warrent to access a PC if using a linux live CD as they are not actually cracking/breaking the password.
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2008, 09:45:46 pm »

Just take out the battery for 5 minutes and the pasword is cleared.
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2008, 10:34:45 pm »

If someone is goin to take appart your PC they can just take the harddrive and stick it in a hard drive enclosure & read the data that way. For someone who keeps a copy of backtrack3 in the CD drive at all times its the logical choice.
Besides some superglue in the right place will really slow down someone looking to take apart your machine, just remember to get the one with the remover fluid in case you need to do stuff yourself.
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