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Re: ssh clarification needed



On Sunday 04 January 2009 16:46:25 Mike Cloaked wrote:
> Anne Wilson-4 wrote:
> > Hmm - Is there no reasonably safe way of doing this?  There seems to be
> > some
> > risk with everything.   I've not lost a usb stick yet, but one can never
> > guarantee that one won't.
>
> By the way one can make an encrypted usbkey - I randomised a usbkey along
> the lines that mail-lists described, and made a luks encypted file system
> on it - and once done then plugging it in to F9 or F10 it asks for the
> passphrase (luks) and then mounts it - you then just use it like any other
> usbkey and umount it as normal - but if it does get lost it would be near
> impossible for someone to get at the contents! Anyone dealing with
> transferring sensitive data on a usbkey would be well advised to use this
> kind of technique - it would certainly reduce the risk in the classic
> publicised cases of "25 million account details lost when usbkey owned by
> bank manager is left on train seat" stories!
>
Thanks to all of you.  You've certainly given me a lot to think about.  BTW, 
Robert, a note detailing passwords etc. is stored with a copy of my Will :-)  
Just in case!

Anne

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