Subject: Re: portable encrypted CD/USB
To: Thilo Jeremias <>
From: Stefan 'Kaishakunin' Schumacher <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 05/15/2007 15:17:21
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Also sprach Thilo Jeremias (
> >CFS supports 3DES, MacGuffin and Blowfish. I use it since 2001, first
> >for ~stefan, but since CGD is available I only encrypt some
> >directories (~/mail, ~/.gnupg and so) which shall be protected even if
> >CGD is configured and mounted.=20
> >
> > =20
> Hm, ?
> If I understand CFS correctly it hides/scrambles directory names from=20
> non root users, but it provides no protection against root while the=20
> directory is open,
> why is this then more secure than chmod 600 ?

So what? You cannot protect against root with any kind of encrypted
filesystem, be it CFS, CGD or whatever. If you cannot trust root,
don't use that machine.=20

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gerade das, was wir tun? Der uralte Traum vom Paradies ...
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