How to Hack a Linux Machine in 70 Seconds

LinuxWant to hack a Linux computer?  It’s takes just over a minute and it’s so simple a toddler could do it.  (Not that a toddler would know what to do once they’ve got access.)

On many Linux boxes, including those using Debian andFedora, local or in the cloud, all you have to do is hold down the enter key for 70 seconds.  Once you’ve gone though that arduous process, you’re granted access to the initramfs root shell.  From there, you can do whatever you want to the hard disk, such as copy, edit or delete files.  You could also set up a network to steal and send data.

Fortunately, this exploit has been patched, so if you haven’t updated your Linux system, make sure to do it soon.

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