rsmith at xs4all.nl
Tue Jan 18 07:07:27 UTC 2011
On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 10:05:53PM -0700, Modulok wrote:
> On 1/17/11, Roland Smith <rsmith at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 09:30:39PM +0100, Alokat wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> is it possible to encrypt my full harddrive (excluding /boot) during a
> >> freebsd installation. Or do I have to do this after the installation
> >> manually?
> > Currently you have to do it manually afterwards.
> > Personally, I would not bother encrypting the OS data; there is nothing
> > secret
> > there, and it does have a performance impact. Plus it would provide ample
> > material for a known-plaintext attack!
> Modern ciphers such as AES are not susceptible to known plaintext
That is indeed what it says on
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Known-plaintext_attack. But without any
source or other justification. In this case, I'd say !
At one time Enigma and DES were regarded as unbreakable. :-)
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