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Software cannot protect against physical attacks. Security requires a layered approach. Most cases have the ability to put on a physical lock. More secure systems cases can also hide the cable connections and prevent changing keyboards, or other peripheral connections. The BIOS/boot password is only one part of a greater security plan for a system. It's ...


A BIOS/EFI password can only be considered effective because of security by obscurity. An attacker can easily override the BIOS password with only keyboard and power button access with something like this, or via physical access to the internals of the PC. What use is it, then? Well, it makes you feel secure, but it really only deters people who don't know ...

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