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On Sun, 2008-02-17 at 11:53 +0100, Florian Sowade wrote:
> Randy Barlow wrote:
> > I am probably being paranoid, but I'd like to encrypt my /home/username
> > folder on my laptop.
> just another point: you should think about encrypting at least /tmp and swap
> too, because temporary data will be stored there and if your home dir is
> encrypted but those two are not one could simply read your data from there.
> Have a look at this forum thread for the setup. because it uses random keys
> you don't have to enter a passphrase at bootup:
It's even worse when you hibernate because your whole RAM-content
(including disk caches from your encrypted home-partition) is written to
disk and encryption is not so easy because you have to ask for the
pass-phrase on resuming in early userspace. Look here for how to solve
I fear I'll have to spend my Easter holidays converting my system with
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