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For RHEL, you should be able to create a custom kernel with support for SATA/ATA and USB mass storage disabled. If the kernel won't recognize the devices, the user can't access them.


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There's a lot of good general security practice information in the other answers, but as I've just been researching for myself the implementation of security in the HomePlug AV spec (used by the devices you mentioned, and many others), I thought I'd add a little more specific info not covered yet. First, there's no such thing as unencrypted data transfer ...


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From my limited point of view, an attacker would not be able to immediately gain access to the database. The data source in your snippet refers to a database server on 10.#.#.#. The 10.0.0.0/8 network is reserved for private networks according to RFC 1918. If you are an external attacker without direct access to the private Network the database server is ...


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Just because you were not able to connect directly, this still poses a few problems (will speak on them in a second). Anything and all should always be reported for a few reasons, it is informational, it illustrates that time was taken to analyze information during an engagement. Now there are a few reasons I can think of, for this happening (permissions)" ...


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@JohnCharles117 Your media destruction policy should directly support your data destruction policy, and your data destruction policy should be based upon your threat model and hte value of your data assets. Per NISPOM (DoD 5220.22-M, section 8, table 1) as recently as 1997 allowed for media destruction via securely overwriting the medium via a special ...


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Please download something like Parted Magic or Hirens boot cd. There are tools on these disks to secure erase your hard drive or SSD. I personally use Parted Magic just because I find it easy to work with. just start a ATA secure erase. The normal command will overwrite all user data with zeros, the enhanced version of the command will overwrite all bad ...



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