Re: If u encrypt ur home, can an attacker boot into a root console & get ur data
^This. And even if you use a password which is uncrackable with today's technology (or even technology in the forseable future), remember that there are other ways to gain entry. For example, an encrypted home directory leaves all the inner workings of the computer in / unencrypted, so an attacker could simply turn your normal GNU utilities into a keylogger, recording your passkey as you enter it. To defend against this, you should use disk encryption. If you do that, only /boot is left unencrypted, and /boot is much easier to protect and discover tampering.
Originally Posted by haqking
The whole thing is so patently infantile, so foreign to reality, that to anyone with a friendly attitude to humanity it is painful to think that the great majority of mortals will never be able to rise above this view of life.