Putting the "NSA Data Overwrite Standard" Legend to Death... (fwd)

Dave Howe DaveHowe at gmx.co.uk
Sun Feb 9 15:27:45 PST 2003

Jim Choate wrote:
> Yes, it can mount the partition. That isn't the problem. The problem
> is that for lilo to do this it has to have access to the key in
> plaintext. That makes the entire exercise moot.
not if you have to type it every time.
if you take that as criteria, then *all* encryption is moot, as I can't
think of any you don't have to supply a key or passphrase for.

you could also have lilo look at a dongle (a usb drive, say) for its key.

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