[cryptography] Question About Best Practices for Personal File Encryption

Tony Arcieri bascule at gmail.com
Sun Aug 17 14:49:48 PDT 2014

On Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 9:05 PM, Mark Thomas <mark00thomas at gmail.com> wrote:

> any commercial product could be compromised and not completely secure.
> Like Appleā€™s FileVault2, which Apple has a key to.

There aren't known backdoors in FileVault2, or for that mater, Microsoft's
Bitlocker. Apple, on the other hand, has been pretty forthcoming with law
enforcement backdoors in iPhones (which, actually, seem fairly reasonable,

Don't trust their encrypted filesystem? You better not trust the OS either,
for that surely has access to all of the encryption keys you've ever put in
main memory.

tl;dr: if you don't trust proprietary encrypted filesystems, you better not
trust the proprietary OSes they're built into either.

Tony Arcieri
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