AES Encryption for /home and /SWAP

Discussion in 'Linux' started by mindhack, May 6, 2009.

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    mindhack

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    I posted these in the Ubuntu subforum but I figured they would be useful here to.
    If your not running a debian based Linux distro, you will need to modify the commands a bit.

    /home encryption
    This tutorial will explain how to setup an encrypted /home partition. It was done using a fresh install, but could be done with a previous install (would need some changes in how its done).
    http://www.mindhack.us/?p=168

    SWAP encryption
    This tutorial will explain how to encrypt your swap partition with a random key each time.
    http://www.mindhack.us/?p=192


    As long as you use common sense in choosing a password, not writing it down and not giving it out, no one will be able to access your personal files stored in your /home partition. An encrypted SWAP partition will help prevent encryption keys and other passwords from being 'leaked' if someone obtained your netbook.
     
    mindhack, May 6, 2009
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