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Re: How to Test HDD Encryption
From: Ansgar -59cobalt- Wiechers <bugtraq () planetcobalt net>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 20:20:21 +0100

On 2007-11-13 jfvanmeter () comcast net wrote:
true, we can say the same for FDE, once the OS is mount, those file are
all open. 

So? Once the OS is running the kernel will enforce access controls to
all files and folders, thus maintaining its own integrity as well as the
confidentiality of the data. FDE will ensure the operating system's
integrity and the confidentiality of all files on the system while the
OS is not running and thus cannot enforce anything.

Ansgar Wiechers
"All vulnerabilities deserve a public fear period prior to patches
becoming available."
--Jason Coombs on Bugtraq

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