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December 13th, 2008, 01:28 AM
I assume this will be done for Jaunty.
This will allow encryption on the installer, and encrypt both the home directory and swap?
So this means, if I insert a Live CD (or boot into Windows, etc.) the home directory won't be able to be viewable, modifiable, right?
December 13th, 2008, 10:41 AM
One of the exciting features that is being worked on for Ubuntu 9.04 is encrypted home directories. What this means is that at install-time for either the LiveCD or server installation (or at a point later on when creating additional user accounts), the administrator can opt to have the user's home directory encrypted.
At the request of Canonical, we have carried out a few benchmarks showing what effect the Ubuntu
9.04 home encryption feature has on the system's overall performance.
This is a phoronix review for the encryption feature. Basically is about encrypting entire /home dir and benchmarking. Interesting results and i'm waiting for the same review using a netbook.
December 13th, 2008, 03:55 PM
I don't think I understand. So, if I have a separate encrypted /home and break my system, then reinstall, will I still be able to access my old data? If I try to access from another user's account, will I be asked for my password?
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