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Red face Interesting "Security" Issue on GRUB 2

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With GRUB 1.97, if your password was "phoronix", any individual could log-in just entering "p" or "nix" or any other part of the string even just one character. With the just-out GRUB 1.97.1, this issue has been addressed.
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Phoronix.com did a very poor job explaining this; they made it look like the bug was keyed to their brand.

Actual bug is any valid first letter(s) of the password are sufficient for authentication.

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=555195
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Generally its not the first time Phoronix.com showed incompetence.
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