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Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 14:15:52 +0100
From: Timo Warns <>
Subject: Re: Physical access vulnerabilities and auto-mounting

Am 23.02.2011 12:07, schrieb Steve Grubb:
> On Wednesday, February 23, 2011 12:11:56 am Eugene Teo wrote:
>> On 02/23/2011 12:17 PM, Dan Rosenberg wrote:
>>> Should auto-mounting be disabled entirely? 
> You should be able to turn it off. You can also block the loading of any kernel modules 
> for file systems that you know you don't want to load.

To a certain extent, this is what makes the recent issues in partition
handling special: The current kernels do not allow to turn off the
evaluation of partition tables.
(However, some patches allow to do so:

Best regards, Timo

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