Can spyware or a hacker read all of a multi-partitioned disc ?

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  1. PhilBoy

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    If one hard disc is partitioned 'C' and 'D', can spyware or a hacker read or access drive 'D' ?

    The O/S is on 'C'.
     
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    If it's mounted, sure.
     
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    of course, in addition they could read anything currently in your cd-rom, floppy drive, etc. as well. You really can't secure data from a good programmer or a skilled hacker, just make it more difficult to get a hold of.

    it really shouldn't matter however as spyware and hackers are both rather uncaring of the porn that you keep on your computer. well maybe not porn. . . but whatever information you deem sensitive [​IMG].
     
  4. Kimmo Jaskari

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    Some security flaws are such that they are confined to, say, the web browsers own home directory or the root directory of c: but if someone manages to get an actual trojan on your machine or - heavens forbid - a root kit, they can do anything you can do to it. More, in some cases, as the root kits prevent you from doing stuff.

    Cheery thought.

    So, the moral of this is - security update often and early and run a decent firewall/antivirus software combo on your machine(s).
     

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