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    Securus Root Password

    Hi,

    Does anyone know what the root password for Securus is. I only want to stick Vmware tools on and they are not wanting to disclose what it is.

    Annoying!

    Thanks

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    Which Securus version?

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    Whatever the latest is. We have had them reset it instead. I can now install Vmware tools woo

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    Hmmm, might see if I can get them to do that on ours so I can install Xenserver tools... may make it perform a little better!

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    They where resistant to be honest.

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    It's not going to violate the "forensically secure" aspect is it? As that's fairly important should worse come to worst.
    Last edited by sonofsanta; 7th February 2013 at 11:10 AM. Reason: "worst comes to worst" doesn't make sense, does it. NO IT DOES NOT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    It's not going to violate the "forensically secure" aspect is it? As that's fairly important should worse come to worst.
    In what way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    In what way?
    I don't know - I know naff-all about forensic computing or how Securus is actually set up on the hardware. Just wondered if additional software being installed at root might allow a defence lawyer to argue that the system & therefore evidence had been compromised.

    It wasn't a challenge, it was a genuine question out of curiosity. Though I would hope that Securus Support would raise such an issue if it existed.

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    We dont have a hardware box its a virtual machine. The VM isn't encrypted so i should imagine its nothing special.

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    How about asking their support to install the tools for you, thus not compromising their "secrets"; and you get what you want?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheScarfedOne View Post
    How about asking their support to install the tools for you, thus not compromising their "secrets"; and you get what you want?
    They are closed when we do our server work. Plus its a PITA, arranging them to remote in and update the tools. Last time i asked they wouldn't do it anyway.

    I have what i want they reset it for me and i am in.
    Last edited by FN-GM; 8th February 2013 at 10:40 PM.

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    I think this worked for me:

    Linux reset forgotten root password

    I didn't realise the password was supposed to be secret. Oops.

    These articles might be usefull for anyone wanting to plug that hole:

    How Do I Secure Grub Boot Loader?
    Tips To Protect Linux Servers Physical Console Access
    Last edited by Chris_Cook; 9th February 2013 at 02:27 PM.

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