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Securing Debian Manual: 3.1 Choose a BIOS password

From: Stayvoid <stayvoid_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Mar 05 2012 - 23:56:44 GMT
To: debian-security <debian-security@lists.debian.org>

Hello.

"Before you install any operating system on your computer, set up a
BIOS password. After installation (once you have enabled bootup from
the hard disk) you should go back to the BIOS and change the boot
sequence to disable booting from floppy, CD-ROM and other devices that
shouldn't boot. Otherwise a cracker only needs physical access and a
boot disk to access your entire system." [1]
Is there a way to prevent such actions while using a VPS?

[1] http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/securing-debian-howto/ch3.en.html

Cheers

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