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Re: whole disk encryption on multi boot laptop
From: Alexander Klimov <alserkli () inbox ru>
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 10:59:35 +0200 (IST)

On Tue, 24 Nov 2009, Adam Mooz wrote:
For this level of encyption it might be easier for you to get a
harddrive with hardware encryption

As a professional paranoid I would not recommend using hardware FDE
for anything more than "keeping your kid sister out": you can never be
sure what backdoors are incorporated into them.  In addition to
intentional backdoors (that, presumably, can be used only by the
authorities) you should be afraid of stupidity: there are known
examples (see Drecom) when a "128-bit AES hardware data encryption"
turns out to be a xor of every sector with the same mask.

By the way, some most vocal hardware FDE proponents on this list
actually work for companies that sell hardware FDE -- caveat
emptor :-)


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