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Re: [opensuse] Cautionary tale re encrypted HOME directory
On 04/02/12 07:11, Anton Aylward wrote:
Ah well....

Passware claims the latest version of its toolkit (Passware Kit Forensic
v11.3) can also unlock volumes encrypted using TrueCrypt, a disk
encryption software that ranks alongside PGP as the choice of
privacy-conscious computer users, human rights activists and others.

I think that you also could have quoted this from the article:


Cracking Mac OS X Lion's FileVault encryption using the technology requires physical access to a targeted machine, and the presence of a working FireWire port. As such, it's not much use for remote hack attacks. The encryption keys of password-protected machines cannot be extracted unless machines are turned on.

If an attacker can get hold of a machine that's already switched on or where no password protection is applied then the full key extraction process "takes no more than 40 minutes - regardless of the length or complexity of the password," Passware claims.



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