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Does anyone know what the root password for Securus is. I only want to stick Vmware tools on and ...
6th February 2013, 01:59 PM #1
Securus Root Password
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.
7th February 2013, 10:32 AM #2
7th February 2013, 10:33 AM #3
Whatever the latest is. We have had them reset it instead. I can now install Vmware tools woo
7th February 2013, 10:43 AM #4
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!
7th February 2013, 10:52 AM #5
They where resistant to be honest.
7th February 2013, 11:07 AM #6
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.
7th February 2013, 04:27 PM #7
In what way?
Originally Posted by sonofsanta
8th February 2013, 09:08 AM #8
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.
Originally Posted by FN-GM
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.
8th February 2013, 09:18 AM #9
We dont have a hardware box its a virtual machine. The VM isn't encrypted so i should imagine its nothing special.
8th February 2013, 08:17 PM #10
How about asking their support to install the tools for you, thus not compromising their "secrets"; and you get what you want?
8th February 2013, 10:37 PM #11
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.
Originally Posted by TheScarfedOne
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.
9th February 2013, 02:12 PM #12
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
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