Subject: Re: encrypted swap?
To: Wolfgang Rupprecht <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/05/2001 16:38:31
On 4 Jun 2001, Wolfgang Rupprecht wrote:

> > Oh, just you wait.  They're coming out with Copyright Protection on
> > hard drives; encryption is either part of that or won't be too hard
> > to implement.
> ...
> For all we know the copyright crap is just a finer-grained lock, with the
> underlying data still residing on the disk in un-encrypted form.

Um...maybe for all *you* know. :-) It is indeed real live encryption,
of the sort where if you lose a hard drive, you can potentially lose
data on your backups due to not having the keys that were on that drive.
It's called CPRM, and you get get a lot more information on it from
The Register. For example:

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