|LeRoy Cressy on 13 Sep 2004 11:57:02 -0000|
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McLinux wrote: | Hi All, | | I am interested in studying various encryption algorithms ( Mainly I am | interested in studying there comparisons). Can anyone please reply with | URL or any site where I can find them? |
I found the book "Pratical Cryptography" by Bruce Schneier and Nels Ferguson very good in describing the various algorithims. I also subscribe to Bruce's monthly cryptogram news letter which can be found at http://www.schneier.com/ along with other stuff. The AES algorithim has a number of utilities that enable auto mounting of encrypted drives, if you trust the NSA. There are a number of other algorithims available that work great with losetup and a loop device. Though manually mounting a partition with losetup and a separate mount command takes a little longer, there is possibly an added layer of security.
Another website with a lot of info is http://linuxfromscratch.org/~devine/erfs-howto.html which tells you how to create an encrypted root file system. In my opinion that is going a little overboard, but on a laptop the /home partition should be encrypted incase the laptop is absconded. This will protect you personal and corporate info. If there is a database loaded on the laptop for a salesperson then the /var/lib/mysql/ or whatever database you are using could be a symlink pointing to the encrypted partition.
gpg fingerprint: 62DE 6CAB CEE1 B1B3 359A 81D8 3FEF E6DA 8501 AFEA
For info on enigmail: http://lrcressy.com/linux/mozilla.pdf For info on gpg: http://www.gnupg.org/
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