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Re: Encrypted home directory



On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 10:09:13 +0200,
  Nikolay Vladimirov <nikolay vladimiroff com> wrote:
> 2008/12/23 Bruno Wolff III <bruno wolff to>:
> > On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 18:48:47 +0200,
> >  Nikolay Vladimirov <nikolay vladimiroff com> wrote:
> >>
> >> It's good to have an option to do both encrypted home and dedicated
> >> encrypted dir in home.
> >
> > What threat are you trying to counter by having a separate encrypted
> > directory in your home directory? I would expect selinux to be a better
> > solution for the kind of problem one might try to solve with an encrypted
> > directory in their home directory.
> >
> 
> No, because selinux is useless if someone has physical access to my computer.
> Booting another os(think live cds) or just doing "single selinux=0".

That's what full disk (well really partition) encryption is for and which
already works nicely. Being able to encrypt just some directories is an
inferior solution to that problem.


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