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Disk Encryption HOWTO

Disk Encryption HOWTO

David Braun


Revision History
Revision 1.52004-11-17Revised by: DB
added warning about dm-crypt
Revision 1.42004-08-17Revised by: DB
bug fixes, hints toward plausible deniability and dm-crypt
Revision 1.32003-12-18Revised by: DB
added link to Diceware
Revision 1.22003-10-09Revised by: DB
added idle logout and Gentoo instructions
Revision 1.12003-09-13Revised by: DB
added step to zero out keychain
Revision 1.02003-08-28Revised by: tmm
Initial release, reviewed by LDP
Revision 0.922003-08-27Revised by: DB
first submission to LDP

A method is described for encrypting a hard disk, either in whole or in part, with the encryption key stored on an external medium for increased security.