Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Jan 2006 16:45 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Linux Linux 2.6.15 has been released after two months and a week of development. You can check the comprehensible changelog or grep the full changelog. There are some new features like shared subtrees, UDP fragmentation offload, PPP MPPE encryption (VPN), NTFS write support (except for creating files), PPC64 thermal improvements, support for the late-2005 powerbook series, SATA passthru support (for SMART), console rotation for fbcon, nf_conntrack subsystem, some scalability and performance improvements, and lots of other changes. As always, download it from Kernel.org, or wait for your distributor to ship it.
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Security?
by Brendan on Wed 4th Jan 2006 01:06 UTC
Brendan
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2005-11-16

Does this mean anyone with a Knoppix CD can bypass the standard file protection scheme on Windows machines?

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RE: Security?
by hechacker1 on Wed 4th Jan 2006 02:49 in reply to "Security?"
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2005-08-01

anybody with a windows live cd can get past ntfs permissions. unless it is encrypted ntfs filesystem then you need the correct user and password to decrypt

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RE: Security?
by nimble on Wed 4th Jan 2006 06:26 in reply to "Security?"
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2005-07-06

Does this mean anyone with a Knoppix CD can bypass the standard file protection scheme on Windows machines?

Yep, but of course that same Knoppix CD can bypass the file permissions on any Linux partitions too.

If someone has physical access to a machine only encryption can really protect your data.

Locking the BIOS to stop it from booting from CD might deter an attacker though, as he'll now have to open the machine to zap the CMOS or take out the hard drive. Put a mechanical lock on it as well, and he'll have to bring a crowbar or take the whole machine to break into it later.

File permissions only work for regulating remote access and for preventing accidental damage.

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