Re: DriveCrypt denies entry to everyone, but...
From: Bjorn Randell (Bjorn_at_AlphaMale.me.uk)
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2003 18:43:17 +0100
<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I think that a program such as DCPP is the way to go to prevent
> "authorities" from ever being able to search your computer....BUT,
> don't put yourself in a situation where your data is irretreviably
> lost due to a hardware problem.. Encrypt your crucial data, but use
> DriveCrypt with 1044 bit container encryption to burn a CD( or PGP, or
> whatever), so you won't lose everything IF the worst happens..then
> hide that CD. Also, follow the "rescue" instructions for if/when the
> worst happens" when you buy your program, and export everything
> necessary in case the worst does happen... in other words, export
> those key stores and such to floppy disks, along with the "rescue.exe"
> programs necessary to use them.
There's no reason why a person couldn't take images of the encrypted hard
disk(s), which would be a much more effective backup system. That way, only
the person who knew the DriveCrypt password could get in. No security has
been lost that way.
"Hiding" a CD, with contents that could be used against you, or should be
encrypted, is a really, really, bad idea.
-- Regards, Bjorn Randell Bjorn@AlphaMale.me.uk or ICQ #137732