RE: Encrypted File Systems

From: Alcides Ricardo Martinez (r.martinez_at_ses.com.ar)
Date: 07/31/03

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    Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2003 14:26:36 -0300
    
    

     In the particular thing, use the program of SecurStart, DriveCryp and
    DriveCrypt Bonus Pack.
    which have given me exelentes.
     you can get them to prove them from the one it Emulates.

    Alcides
    Developer of systems

    -----Mensaje original-----
    De: Birl [mailto:sbirl@temple.edu]
    Enviado el: Jueves, 31 de Julio de 2003 10:38
    Para: security-basics@securityfocus.com
    Asunto: Re: Encrypted File Systems

    As it was written on Jul 30, thus Ricardo Oliva spake unto
    security-basics@...:

    Ricardo: Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2003 10:29:24 -0700
    Ricardo: From: Ricardo Oliva <ricardo@zoology.ubc.ca>
    Ricardo: To: security-basics@securityfocus.com
    Ricardo: Subject: Encrypted File Systems
    Ricardo:
    Ricardo: Hi,
    Ricardo:
    Ricardo: I am just trying to get some info on the best method available for
    having
    Ricardo: files encrypted on a system. This is a laptop that is going to be
    used
    Ricardo: outside our physical environment and I would like to make sure
    that info is
    Ricardo: not accessed in case of the laptop going missing, etc...
    Ricardo:
    Ricardo: I understand that the Windows EFS implementation had some issues
    on win2k,
    Ricardo: and that the XP implementation is slightly better. Any comments on
    that?
    Ricardo:
    Ricardo: Any solutions for win98?
    Ricardo:
    Ricardo: Thanks in advance.

    I highly recommend and use PGPdisk (v. 6.0.2i).

    Assuming the laptop was stolen and the account (that uses EFS) is cracked,
    EFS will not help you as the data is still readable.

    At least with PGPdisk, you must enter a password to decrypt the file which
    then mounts itself as a drive letter.

    Then again, since you asked about Win98, EFS is not a part of that OS.
    EFS is only availiable on NTFS 5.0 and higher (ie: Windows 2000 and
    higher)

    HTH

     Scott Birl http://concept.temple.edu/sysadmin/
     Senior Systems Administrator Computer Services Temple
    University
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