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SubjectRe: encrypted swap [was: The disappearing sys_call_table export.]
Jörn Engel wrote:
> On Wed, 14 May 2003 12:13:03 -0400, Ahmed Masud wrote:
>
>
> How do user *know* that root cannot simply bypass this security?
>
> Root, god, what's the difference? ;-)

Hahah so true so true ... but all gods fall if their worshipers stop
worshiping them ;-)

So ... there are ways. Root is only given this power because it is
allowed that by the operating system kernel. It is always possible to
shunt root out if the kernel chooses to do so. We can actually
construct environments where security officers != system administrators.


Ahmed.

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