Reply to post: Re: Nope

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Jonathan Richards 1

Re: Nope

> booting off a live linux {CD, USB}

All BIOSes allow one to define allowable boot devices, and I haven't seen one for decades that doesn't have a degree of password protection for the BIOS setup [1]. If you care enough, you can forbid the possibility of booting from a CD.

Having said that, I used regularly to use a live CD on a secure network for which I had *my own* Windows credentials: the tools available were just so much more powerful than the ones I could get installed for Windows.

[1] The BIOS password will also be crackable, of course. Mantra: "If the geezer in the Black Hat has unfettered access to the physical device, you're screwed."

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