combatwombat27 Posted November 17, 2011 Share Posted November 17, 2011 Here is the scenario: You get a chance to go to a con, for this example DEFCON. (If you dislike DEFCON that is ok, just put that aside temporarily and work with me here :P) You want to use backtrack to play around while we are there and we don't want people to access our stuff. As the saying goes, you might as well consider anything on your computers hdd as shared while there. You only have your one laptop, you cannot borrow one etc. You only have your one laptop hdd, you can't buy/borrow another. You haven't encrypted your laptop hdd and your running Win xp/7 So! You get clever and boot BackTrack via usb on your laptop that way your not in your main os and you can have a little fun. :P But wait! assuming the attacker can compromise your BT5 then he is in your system and can mount your laptop hdd and access your stuff just as if you were running your unpatched Win box. Here is what I'm thinking and wondering. Besides removing the hdd is there really any way to stop BackTrack from being able to mount or enable the drive? I mean is there a way you could cripple its use untill say a reboot or something? (Yes, you could encrypt it, remove it, etc but that isn't the way I want to go with this.) Secondly, How secure are you running BT5 really? Is it just assumed that you could be compromised at any moment? Has anyone actually tried hacking into a BT 5 box? Thoughts? Opinions? Extra Questions? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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