Re: DriveCrypt denies entry to everyone, but...
From: Frog20000 (frog2000_at_my-deja.com)
Date: 9 Jul 2003 11:08:21 -0700
"Bjorn Randell" <Bjorn@AlphaMale.me.uk> wrote in message news:<beevrh$4d93o$1@ID-192011.news.dfncis.de>...
> <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.
Is there a way to "fool" the system into thinking a sector is
unreadable? I am thinking of using this method just like some
commercial places do so that they need my disk to verify use of
I have tried a lot of imaging software, but there is no way around the
trick that some people use to make a sector unaccessible, unless they
are getting disks that are physically altered, one should be able to
do this in software.
> "Hiding" a CD, with contents that could be used against you, or should be
> encrypted, is a really, really, bad idea.