How safe is encrypted disks? (data integrity)
wojtek at tensor.3miasto.net
Thu Dec 14 14:45:31 PST 2006
>> I have been thinking to make /home on my laptop encrypted - seems like a
>> good idea if it gets stolen. Now, how safe is this? Not in terms of the
>> strength of the encryption algorithm, but in terms of integrity.
> I have no insight on the code, but as nobody else answered,
> my response may be better than nothing.
as safe as unencrypted unless you won't forget password.
if just perform encryption before writing sector, and decryption after
reading - so it's as safe as underlaying hardware.
while i'm using gbde not geli, it's true too IMHO.
> I experienced several system crashes and one or two power failures
> do to empty battery but I didn't lose any data already saved
> on the disk (that I know of).
exactly will behave as crash on unencrypted partition.
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