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[liberationtech] Chromebooks for Risky Situations?

Jacob Appelbaum jacob at appelbaum.net
Thu Feb 7 16:48:18 PST 2013


T N:
> The other things I meant to add:
> 
> Most Linux distro's are not running with their executable code on a
> readonly filesystem, and it takes some effort to convert to a RO
> configuration.
> 

If someone has root on the machine or physical access, I guess that it
won't matter as much as we'd like unless the physical media is actually
Read Only, say with a DVD.

> Also you can not login to a stock Chrome OS device as root.  That account
> has logins disabled.  You have to flip to dev mode, in which case, the
> machine will complain at every boot that it's mode has been switched (so
> you know).

If the dev switch is flipped, one may simply gain root, no?

All the best,
Jacob



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