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Disk Encryption HOWTO

David Braun

2004-11-17

Revision History
Revision 1.5 2004-11-17 Revised by: DB
added warning about dm-crypt
Revision 1.4 2004-08-17 Revised by: DB
bug fixes, hints toward plausible deniability and dm-crypt
Revision 1.3 2003-12-18 Revised by: DB
added link to Diceware
Revision 1.2 2003-10-09 Revised by: DB
added idle logout and Gentoo instructions
Revision 1.1 2003-09-13 Revised by: DB
added step to zero out keychain
Revision 1.0 2003-08-28 Revised by: tmm
Initial release, reviewed by LDP
Revision 0.92 2003-08-27 Revised by: DB
first submission to LDP

A method is described for encrypting a hard disk, either in whole or in part, with the encryption key stored on an external medium for increased security.