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Dirty COW

Post#1 by Ed_P » 25 Oct 2016, 13:29

http://forums.scotsnewsletter.com/index.php?showtopic=90172 wrote:V.T. Eric Layton
Posted 23 October 2016 - 03:29 PM

I can break into and steal data from any of your Windows or Linux systems with nothing more than a portable USB linux OS and a bit of space on it to save your data once I access it and steal it. Porteus mounts all partitions on a system as root by default when started from a USB. Your only protection would be if your files were encrypted.
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Post#2 by Bogomips » 25 Oct 2016, 15:16

Porteus USB just requires toor. :twisted: No need to worry how partition is mounted. But really IMHO Porteus not needed, any rescue disk should do the trick. :wink: Encrypt disk with something like TrueCrypt for peace of mind, maybe 8)
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Post#3 by fred08155 » 14 Nov 2016, 23:22

Wow. Breaking news.
In the old days when the first ubuntu release came out i used the cd for similar things.
Since windows xp crashed a lot i used ubuntu live cd to copy data to an external HDD and to make backups.
Of course also works with a windows PE cd / USB.
Nowadays i prepared some USB sticks with aomei backupper, lazesoft recovery (includes a very good PE maker) and aomei PE builder. Another USB stick holds clonezilla. :)

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Post#4 by FURRY_NOVA » 15 Nov 2016, 01:04

Some wise words from James Bond himself, from one of my games where it involved a computer hacking mission: "Anything can be penetrated with the proper tool."

I wouldn't worry about it though. It all comes down to how and who uses the tool. :good: I think... :unknown: Porteus is just an awesome os that kept my daily failed laptop computering alive for me though. :D
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Post#5 by francois » 15 Nov 2016, 03:52

This citation, is it from James Bond or Donald Trump? 8)
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Post#6 by ncmprhnsbl » 16 Nov 2016, 09:20

moved this topic to general chat > seemed more appropriate..
on topic: linux(based OSs) are powerful tools capable of good or evil or pointless even..
and not invulnerable.. but its open source nature encourages speedy fixes..
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Post#7 by wread » 20 Nov 2016, 15:34

Is our newest kernel 4.8.7 Dirty COW vulnerable?
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