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Re: Laptop - Full Disk Encryption? (Booting defeats FDE)
From: Ansgar -59cobalt- Wiechers <bugtraq () planetcobalt net>
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 17:19:17 +0100
On 2007-12-06 Tim A. wrote:
Here's a crazy idea:
Run a Virtual Machine inside a TrueCrypt volume.
The VM cannot even be opened until the TrueCrypt volume is mounted.
*Everything* is encrypted, paging file / swap file, OS and User right
down to your CMOS and boot blocks.
How will it preform? Good question. Give it a shot.
Performance issues aside, an attacker will still be able to manipulate
the host operating system, which in turn will be able to manipulate the
guest operating system once the VM is started. Virtual Machines are
designed to protect the host OS from the guest OS, *not* vice versa.
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