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(off topic)Re: crypting a whole filesystem or directory?

On Thu, 27 Nov 1997, Wintermute wrote:

> Luka Pravica wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > linux (unix) is a quite secure system. But if somebody can get directly
> > to the server-computer, then it is easy to reboot computer to dos with a
> > boot disk, and use 2e-filesystem tools to get all files they want, like
> > shadowed password file, or any other only root-readable files.

It can be done much easier, just put the linux boot disk (from any
distribution) into the floppy, reboot the system, then mount
the hard disk from the root's shell and the whole HD is yours without
using any other OS !!!
Unless your server is "physically secured" (closed in the safe, all
floppies removed and case sealed...), the cryptographic file system
is the only way to keep your data safe. But it slows down your computer...

				Wojtek Zabolotny

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