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Old 06-01-2009, 05:10 AM   #16
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Personally, I also wouldn't also dare to encrypt my whole file system.
It's too dangerous and it's good for people who have some good knowledge how things work and how to recover files when you have a disaster.
Firstly there's no need to "encrypt the whole file system".
Secondly you face the same problem with broken gpg files,
more so with encrypted ZIPs that double as a container.


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The other question is how you can port files from such a system to another computer?
A copy (cp, scp or rsync [in case of encfs, anyway]) will do.



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Old 06-01-2009, 07:38 AM   #17
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My question is why encrypt photos any ways? Perhaps it is child porn?
You need to eat a bucket of, metaphorically speaking, pickles.

I can name a million legitimate reasons to want encryption for photos. Funny how that subject is the first to enter your mind though.

How about encryption to protect PII documents like your family's SS numbers, and license info? How about for documenting injuries from car accidents where private areas are involved? How about nostalgic pictures of old girlfriend you dont want your spouse to worry about?

For the OP, I use different combinations of tools such as full disk encryption (LUKS), truecrypt, and PGP (both symmetrically and asymmetrically).

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Old 06-07-2009, 10:20 PM   #18
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Thanks for the info guys. Its overwhelming and some terms are very new to me. Guess I should change my username! lol! Anyway, a friend recommended me a windows tool which is apparently very easy to use. I checked out the website and some reviews on the internet.

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Old 06-08-2009, 12:47 AM   #19
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Umm ... you realise that this is a Linux website that
advocates free software? I took the liberty to remove
the plug to the windows pay-for product.

Posting that addition makes the whole thread look
like a bad joke.



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Old 06-08-2009, 03:58 AM   #20
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I can name a million legitimate reasons to want encryption for photos. Funny how that subject is the first to enter your mind though.
I agree! Its so darn annoying when people use the "What do you have to hide" argument. First of all, it's non of their business. Secondly this surveillance in the name of terrorism SHOULD make everyone encrypt everything.

When I'm at work/school/puclic networks I always set up a ssh-tunnel to my home computer to surf the web. People should care more for their own privacy.

I have several things that isn't top secret. But I still encrypt them. It shouldn't be a sign of illegal activity because something is encrypted.
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Old 06-08-2009, 11:27 AM   #21
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I agree! Its so darn annoying when people use the "What do you have to hide" argument. First of all, it's non of their business. Secondly this surveillance in the name of terrorism SHOULD make everyone encrypt everything.

When I'm at work/school/puclic networks I always set up a ssh-tunnel to my home computer to surf the web. People should care more for their own privacy.

I have several things that isn't top secret. But I still encrypt them. It shouldn't be a sign of illegal activity because something is encrypted.
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I agree that a lot of people seem to have a "he must be doing something illegal if he wants to encrypt" knee-jerk reaction. It's an unfortunate thing, and I would hope that the norm would be to give people the benefit of the doubt before making such posts.

That said, "keep it real" needs to be a fundamental part of any security program. By making yourself believe that encryption is somehow going to keep your data safe from three-letter agencies that really want it, you have made yourself even more vulnerable to that which you are trying to protect against. Encryption is great stuff, but it isn't a silver bullet, and understanding what it can and can't do for you is critical.

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Old 06-15-2009, 03:53 AM   #22
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Thanks Tink...it was one of those days!
 
  


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