Re: Encrypt parts of drive?

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[email protected] wrote:
> On Monday 26 February 2007, Peter Lauri wrote:
>> Is there anyway to encrypt parts of a drive? For example:
>> I need to encrypt a specific home directory
>> /home/confidentialuser/ but not the rest of the drive, is
>> that possible?
> Have you looked at permissions yet?
> setting the file permissions like this chmod 700 will make 
> the file available only to the owner and no one else

That doesn't help you at all if your drive gets stolen.  Anyone with
physical access can easily circumvent permissions in many ways.  It's
not that permissions are useless, just that they don't solve the same
problems that encrypted drives/partitions/containers (attempt to)

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