is there however any hardware (like a USB dongle) that i can use to disable my machine from being started AFTER I shut my machine down... say in case someone stole my rig??
i understand there are several ways to get around gutting and stripping a machine down or use an alternative like TRUE CRYPT for data protection.
I just want an "ignition key" for my machine.
Full Disk Encryption, no password, system won't work. Without a custom electrical build, no way to lock it down with hardware. USB ports are too generic to have the system know to check for things on it during boot.
cool thanks hang-the-9; the answer i was looking for. THANKS.