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Re: encrypting the users' folders

On Sun, Jul 03, 2005 at 06:17:12PM -0400, Stephen R Laniel wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 03, 2005 at 11:25:21AM -0500, Adam Fabian wrote:
> > The short version is that you must trust the root user, period

> Anyway, the point is that you really *shouldn't* trust the
> root user if you don't have to. And if you can encrypt your
> filesystem, you should.

And Adam's point, which you cut, is that you DO trust the root user even if
you don't want to, because he can if he desires break your encryption and
read your data anyway.  For instance, root could install (for Unix-type
systems) a version of bash that contains a keylogger.
Carl Fink             carl@fink.to
Jabootu's Minister of Proofreading

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