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The Ultimate Solution for running as root
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gposil


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PostPosted: Tue 17 Nov 2009, 04:42    Post subject:  The Ultimate Solution for running as root  

Don't use Puppy....
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Lobster
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PostPosted: Tue 17 Nov 2009, 05:31    Post subject:  

Very Happy Guy

The tin hats quake because they might inadvertently
mount their hard drive and allow the imaginary
hordes of penguin hackers
access to their secret number of pins
- or pin number

I recently tried a BSD live disk
So secure it did not even run . . .

I find any Linux that denies me access to my CD ROM
or requiring a password to save a file
is secure beyond requirement . . .

Through diligent vitamin intake
I have increased my IQ to the point where
I realise the hound hacker, the ever present deleter of files
the visitor of dodgy web sites
is me

Find a 'secure' OS and I will have it not working
in less than a week through diligent misuse.
Probably without any special effort

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PostPosted: Tue 17 Nov 2009, 05:37    Post subject:  

Never connect to the Internet.

For the truly paranoid, never power up the computer.
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Sylvander

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PostPosted: Tue 17 Nov 2009, 07:19    Post subject:  

@gposil
That is SO GOOD. Very Happy

The 1st laugh of the day [may there be many more].

I like Puppy because it doesn't treat me like I'm a dummy.
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sikpuppy


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PostPosted: Tue 17 Nov 2009, 07:34    Post subject:  

What this puppy needs is another half dozen threads on running as root. Also more coverage of Windows and other distros. Oh, and a free AOL startup disc with every puppy ISO download.
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PostPosted: Tue 17 Nov 2009, 08:18    Post subject:  

sikpuppy wrote:
Oh, and a free AOL startup disc with every puppy ISO download.


If you can spell root, the AOL disk comes in a nice metal tin....when you recieve it, throw away the AOL startup disc and use it for your Puppy Live-CD.
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PostPosted: Tue 17 Nov 2009, 08:38    Post subject:  

New Puppy Security...
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PostPosted: Tue 17 Nov 2009, 08:53    Post subject:  

Lobster wrote:

I recently tried a BSD live disk
So secure it did not even run . . .

PEBKAC

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PostPosted: Tue 17 Nov 2009, 09:37    Post subject:  

@gposil
Another good one; 2nd laugh of the day! Laughing

I told my wife the 1st one, and tried to explain why it's so funny, but despite the fact she has a good sense of humour [she's the joker], she just didn't get it. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue 17 Nov 2009, 10:30    Post subject:  

I think we could be on to something . . . Very Happy

You are running as root:

If you are a Puppy User
Stay frisky

If you are an Ubuntu user
repeat the sacred mantra
'Do not run as root'
Repeat until hoarse

If you are an ex-Windows User
you are root, go bury yourself in the garden


Is there anyway we can add a honeypot/sandbox
for our esteemed and rare penguin cracker visitor?

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PostPosted: Tue 17 Nov 2009, 11:55    Post subject:  

Please chmod all filesystem read-only, even tmp and browser chache:

chmod -R 444 /

that way you're sure nothing gets saved to system, even if you have full HD install!

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Nov 2009, 01:49    Post subject:  

Lobster wrote:
I think we could be on to something . . . Very Happy

If you are an ex-Windows User
you are root, go bury yourself in the garden[/color]

And if you insist that Windows is the be all and end all, then you are just rooted.

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Nov 2009, 01:58    Post subject:  

Quote:
chmod -R 444 /


Oh that is a geeky penguin joke - but I almost understood it . . .

This LCD protection device will ensure nothing untoward is viewable on
your PC

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Nov 2009, 02:02    Post subject:  

Lobster wrote:
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chmod -R 444 /


Oh that is a geeky penguin joke - but I almost understood it . . .

This LCD protection device will ensure nothing untoward is viewable on
your PC


A HelloKitty Compudom?

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Nov 2009, 02:23    Post subject:  

Quote:
A HelloKitty Compudom?

Very Happy

No peeking (so to speak)

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