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10.4: How to prevent single user mode logins
Authored by: g-man on Feb 07, '06 08:22:06PM

What are the ways to get around this? I thought that the machine was locked down if protected with an openfirmware password.



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10.4: How to prevent single user mode logins
Authored by: kokaviel on Feb 08, '06 07:41:25AM

There are several ways to kill OF. One of which is changing the amount of RAM in the machine, another is to remove the battery and all power sources.

However, any computer that is locked down enough to require this kind of access is locked down enough to put a $2 masterlock on the back of the machine to prevent access to the internals.



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10.4: How to prevent single user mode logins
Authored by: st3phen on Feb 08, '06 10:18:48AM

Sadly, this is not possible on illegitimately-accessed mobile computers.



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10.4: How to prevent single user mode logins
Authored by: JKT on Feb 08, '06 07:42:23AM

AFAIK, removing RAM will cause the Open Firmware password to be reset.

However, it is sensible to have it active anyway as it will deter anyone who doesn't have the time or facilities to access the RAM.

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