Wed Apr 11 22:23:04 2001
Christoph Hertel wrote:
>>Keeping my keyring on an encrypted disk should be pretty safe?
>if it is mounted all the time, there will be no difference...
That depends what you are trying to protect yourself from. If it's the
police: their standard procedure is to switch power off, make a bitcopy of
the drive and then try to read it in another machine. So for this procedure
an encrypted filesystem might work.
Although for the Dutch police even a strange partitioning is sufficient to
prevent them from reading the drive - I speak from experience from the DOS
age, when my 286 used some tricks with Ontrack diskmanager to use a HD the
BIOS didn't recognise, and they couldn't read it. BTW, pkzip 1.1 encryption
proved too hard for them too. :-)
On the other hand, if you're affraid some Jihad group would read the data,
they would probably be able to "persuade" you to give them the password.
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