O Disabling Bootable Linux CDs

To mitigate the damage attackers can do booting locally, many diligent systems administrators often take common precautions to prevent further access. These precautions are generally one or more of three standard electronic physical access controls:

• BIOS passwords

• Disabling boot from removable media

• Password-protected hard drives (easy to implement for workstations, but for servers requires hardware-level remote administration ability, such as IP KVM, Dell Drac card, or the like)

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