Good news ! Hackbusters community is waiting for you !
KnowBe4 has been running the HackBusters site for a few years now, providing you with trending IT security news. We are expanding it and have launched a new exciting online community! The forum is divided into four main topics or categories: Social Engineering, Ransomware, Phishing and Security Awareness Training. You are invited to be one of the first to join us at:

How to password protect your GRUB menu

Image: Jack Wallen

If you use Linux in your data center, on your company network, or even at home, you want to make sure it is as secure as possible. As you might have come to understand, there are so many routes to a heightened security with the open source platform. One path that is often overlooked is password protecting the GRUB menu. Once this has been done, a server or desktop cannot be booted without first entering a password at the GRUB menu.

Do note: Although this is great for security purposes, if you have to reboot a server remotely you won't be able to without someone physically there to enter the credentials (unless this server or desktop is a virtual machine, and you have access to the host). Even so, adding an extra layer of security is always a plus.

Let's make this happen. I'll be demonstrating with Ubuntu Server 16.04.

Read to type?


A quick warning: I've tested this numerous times and it has never failed me. That doesn't mean it won't fail...(continued)

View All Trending Stories