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Re: [opensuse] decrypting LUKS partitions without passphrase
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 4 May 2008 01:36:19 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LSU.1.00.0805040132580.18629@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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The Saturday 2008-05-03 at 18:08 -0400, Sam Clemens wrote:

Is there a specific reason you are encrypting swap?

It is standard procedure.

Think: your portable is hibernated and then stolen.

Hint:

The password to mounted encrypted partition is in clear text in memory, thus, in the swap. And any thing you may have opened.

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.

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