"""Sure, they can override them, but it's not always trivial. On my
machines, for example, they'd need to either get past the BIOS password to
change the boot order, or physically open the machine up and change the
boot disk. Both of which are possible, but not exactly trivial."""
It's a hell of a lot f-ing more trivial to do that then using package kit
to install a service or application that runs as root and is locally
"""You seem to be claiming that because local access gives you an attack
vector, it's fine to drop any additional security that might have been in
place. That doesn't make sense to me."""
That would not make sense if that was what I was saying, but it is not what
I am saying.