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Old 05-24-2014, 09:44 AM   #1
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Is it Possible to Run a Browser in an Encrypted Container.


For example, I setup a small, 4 gig, Truecrypt volume/container. Can a browser, e.g., SeaMonkey, be installed into that container, and, 1, will it run, and, 2, somehow keep all the information that would normally be in ~/.mozilla/seamonkey, within the the encrypted volume?

Thanks.

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Old 05-24-2014, 09:57 AM   #2
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This should steer you in that general direction.

http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox_portable
 
Old 05-24-2014, 10:01 AM   #3
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Why can't you mount that container under ~/.mozilla/seamonkey ?
 
Old 05-24-2014, 10:08 AM   #4
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Hi.

If you start Seamonkey's profile manager:

Code:
$ seamonkey -p
Then you can create a new profile and specify its path to be somewhere in your Truecrypt container.

--mancha

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Old 05-24-2014, 10:17 AM   #5
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However, don't forget that if _any_ swapping goes on then the unencrypted contents of memory will be written to your swap file/partition. This can be avoided with enough RAM and the swapoff command.

Also, anything you download, or a temporary copy of it, _might_ end up in /tmp, depending on the download tool / handler in use.

Flash movies might also end up in ~/.macromedia, I think it is...

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Old 05-24-2014, 10:57 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mancha View Post
Hi.

If you start Seamonkey's profile manager:

Code:
$ seamonkey -p
Then you can create a new profile and specify its path to be somewhere in your Truecrypt container.

--mancha
Bingo!
Thank you very much, Mancha!
On my part.

And, thanks to everyone else for the great suggestions! Greatly appreciated!
 
  


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