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RE: How to Test HDD Encryption
From: Eric White <ewhite () ssc wisc edu>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 13:18:42 -0600

Right, the same thing can be said for FDE, but FDE doesn't claim to do protect files after the PC is booted.  I'm just 
trying to sort out the strengths and weaknesses of each.  So far I'm not sure that file-based encryption offers the 
protection it claims to, or that that protection can't be effectively provided through other means.

Thanks,

Eric
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Eric White

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From: jfvanmeter () comcast net [mailto:jfvanmeter () comcast net] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 12:37 PM
To: Eric White; infosecofficer () gmail com; security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: How to Test HDD Encryption

true, we can say the same for FDE, once the OS is mount, those file are all open.

As for malware, virus and exploits O'my.... hopefully the workstation is patched, and running a current anti-virus, 
anti-spyware/malware scanner.... Ipatch management has to be part of the over all security picture, or your right it 
really doesn't matter... none of it FDE or File based encryption

Personnel if I was going after file, I would do a little social engineering to again access to the workstation.

"You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar."

Take Care and Have Fun --john

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From: Eric White <ewhite () ssc wisc edu>





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