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Pressing oneself into Linux grub2 rescue shell

Reports surfaced recently that bypassing authentication of a Linux system equipped with Grub2 versions from 1.98 (December, 2009) to 2.02 (December, 2015) is as easy as pressing backspace key 28 times when the boot loader prompts for a username.

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Friendly interface considered harmful

“Friendly interface” has become a term universally accepted. Nobody seems to ponder on the message of those words. But pondering over the phrase gives you the shivers: the programs though creatures of our mind seem close to conquering the world while definitely breaking loose of our control.

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