Protecting Data with Encrypted Linux Partitions

    Date09 Nov 2007
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Contributors
    All too often, you hear the story of how X number of laptops or social security numbers were stolen from company Y. And why is so little attention paid to how and why that information was left unprotected and so easily accessible?

    There are many ways to combat this problem. One of the best ways is with encryption. And Carla Schroder takes us through a great way

    Today let us focus on the issue of protecting sensitive data on hard drives with encrypted file systems. This is for your mobile users and anyone who needs extra data security on workstations and servers. We're going to use cryptsetup-luks because it is easy and it is strong. We will create an encrypted partition that requires a passphrase only at mount time. Then you can use it just like any other partition. Nice summary and easy to follow.
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