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Re: List of Full Disc Encryption products
From: Ow Mun Heng <Ow.Mun.Heng () wdc com>
Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2006 12:41:04 -0700

On Wed, 2006-07-05 at 22:55 -0400, Eric Furman wrote:
On Wed, 5 Jul 2006 09:04:34 -0700, "Saqib Ali" <docbook.xml () gmail com>
said:
With recent data thefts and government mandates, the importance of
full disc encryption is being realized. Encrypting individual files or
storing data in encrypted vaults does NOT meet the security
requirements anymore. Corporation and Government institution want the
whole HDD to be encrypted including the temporary files and swap

Given physical access to a machine, even with full disk encryption,
I do not trust that the data cannot be retrieved somehow.

Well, given the "right" amount of determination and unlimited funds, It
will be possible.
(What with today's harnessing power of the Internet and connected Zombie
PCs?)

Disk encryption is *not* mature technology, no matter what
some vendor might tell you. It puts your data at risk and gives
you a false sense of security.

My only worry is, if 1 bit is screwed in the encryption, then
potentially you are as well. (be it due to bad Ram/Bad Power Supply/Bad
Coffee Spill/Bad Head)

Unless of course you run on ZFS On OpenSolaris/Solaris(tm) or a *nix
near you soon.
http://blogs.sun.com/roller/page/elowe?entry=zfs_saves_the_day_ta



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