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Installation-time encryption

Posted by: Administrator on June 08, 2004 08:30 PM
It would be great if some major distribution provided the option to create an encrypted (root) partition during installation. That way, the entire process would be transparent to end-users. Information security is taken too lightly, and this would be a major step towards protecting valuable information and preventing illegal activity (like identity theft).

Moving the process to an option of mkfs would allow partition encryption to be used by even casual users, for protecting external Firewire/USB drives (those most at risk for loss/theft).

The current state is a good first step -- the functionality is available. In order for this to become mainstream, further integration is required.

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