[nSLUG] 28 backspace hack

D G Teed donald.teed at gmail.com
Fri Dec 18 22:02:43 AST 2015

OK, read a better article which explains it is the grub password prompt
that has this exploit.

On Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 9:53 PM, D G Teed <donald.teed at gmail.com> wrote:

> http://m.digitaljournal.com/technology/pressing-backspace-28-times-will-unlock-most-linux-pcs/article/452555
> I have tried this at home with Debian 8 and it does not cause the
> described behaviour with the kdm login screen.
> Of course with physical access we've always been able to get in by a
> reboot to USB key or CDROM, so it is just a quirk permitting a different
> method of access.
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