Gentoo Logo
Gentoo Spaceship




Note: Due to technical difficulties, the Archives are currently not up to date. GMANE provides an alternative service for most mailing lists.
c.f. bug 424647
List Archive: gentoo-security
Navigation:
Lists: gentoo-security: < Prev By Thread Next > < Prev By Date Next >
Headers:
To: gentoo-security@g.o
From: dante <dante@...>
Subject: Re: Cryptsetup-LUKS: cryptsetup -c anycipher-xts-plain:sha256 or not :sha256?
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2008 09:15:10 -0400
jehovah@... wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I found many guides on harddisk encryption with cryptsetup-LUKS but none of them clarifies if it makes sense to use a hash-function (like sha256) with xts-plain. I would appreciate any hint.
>
> Best,
> Jehovah
>   
There are two wikipedia articles which explain disk encryption theory in
general:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_encryption_theory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Block_cipher_modes_of_operation

The latter is particularly good and illustrates the problem with naive
ECB mode using pictures.

I hope this helps

--Tony

-- 
gentoo-security@g.o mailing list


References:
Cryptsetup-LUKS: cryptsetup -c anycipher-xts-plain:sha256 or not :sha256?
-- jehovah
Navigation:
Lists: gentoo-security: < Prev By Thread Next > < Prev By Date Next >
Previous by thread:
Re: Cryptsetup-LUKS: cryptsetup -c anycipher-xts-plain:sha256 or not :sha256?
Next by thread:
Portage rsync security
Previous by date:
Re: Cryptsetup-LUKS: cryptsetup -c anycipher-xts-plain:sha256 or not :sha256?
Next by date:
Portage rsync security


Updated Jun 17, 2009

Summary: Archive of the gentoo-security mailing list.

Donate to support our development efforts.

Copyright 2001-2013 Gentoo Foundation, Inc. Questions, Comments? Contact us.