KDE - BIOS passwird - internet security

I’v read about the need to have a BIOS password for internet security. I need someone to clear this up, to understand if I need or don’t need to use a BIOS password.

Thanks.,

On Wed 17 Jan 2018 08:46:02 PM CST, lord valarian wrote:

I’v read about the need to have a BIOS password for internet security. I
need someone to clear this up, to understand if I need or don’t need to
use a BIOS password.

Thanks.,

Hi
That’s really only needed if you use your machine in a public place and
could be distracted by someone to get on your system… or in a
business environment where only hardware/system admins have the
password.

Also be careful if you decide to set one, some systems use a one time
program (OTP) switch and once set cannot be changed (some DELLs)…
write it down, stick it in a sealed envelope and put somewhere safe…


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Thanks that clears things up. It makes much more sense now. :slight_smile: