[SATLUG] laptop encryption
etillman93 at peoplepc.com
Sat Dec 29 21:37:13 CST 2007
John Chalinder wrote:
> Have you checked out Ironkey yet?
See again the earlier reference to NSA and clipper chips. If IronKey
has a "military grade" crypto chip, then, guess what...?
> On Sat, 29 Dec 2007 16:56:56 -0600
> "John Ziriax" <ziriax at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Dec 29, 2007 4:41 PM, Daniel J. Givens <daniel at rugmonster.org> wrote:
>>> John Chalinder wrote:
>>> > My apologies for this entry; PGP has gone proprietary and commercial.
>>> > And, I've just read somewhere that they have a gaping hole in their
>>> > routines. I am now recommending True Crypt, which is free, open
>>> > and has Ubuntu specific distros.
>> I have two laptops running Debian Etch installed with the LUKs disk
>> encryption. They both work fine and there is no noticeable performance
>> hit. Not that they are all that fast anyway.
>> As has been said before, all but the boot partition is encrypted in a
>> single logical volume which contains all the usual partitions (home,
>> swap, etc.). As a single encrypted volume you only need to enter one
>> password on startup.
>> Ubuntu which others have mentioned probably works the same way.
>> It seems ideal for laptops. Now I need an answer for USB sticks.
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