Re: (off topic)Re: crypting a whole filesystem or directory?
>Of course anyone can also just delete the whole partition and destory
>everything.. but usually isn't as useful.
When deciding to encrypt the filesystem, the above is the *very* least of
your worries. The whole point of encrypting it is to keep it's contents
"secret". Nuking the partition is a good way to do that....
I'm working the idea over of encrypting one of my systems this way because
of it's sensitive contents. I have the system in a secure area, I keep the
backup tapes secure, but with the current system, there's no security if
someone is able to walk away with the box. Access is too easy. Because I
have backups, I have absolutely not a care in the world about what happens
to that system if someone were to steal it. I'd be very happy if the drive
got wiped clean....
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