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Re: [opensuse-factory] Re: Re: What is the recommended procedure for suspending ?
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On 2013-06-09 15:59, Malte Gell wrote:
Am 09.06.2013 15:35, schrieb Yamaban:

The mentioned compression and encryption are for "hibernate"
state. The hibernate-resume-file (most times stored in the
swap-partion) can be compressed and / or encrypted with a extra
pass-phrase.

Ah, okay. I think hibernating without encryption might leave data
on the swap space? But I use suspend more often anyway.

If you hibernate your laptop and it is stolen in that state, the
thieves have access to all your data. Even if your partitions are
encrypted, they can read/write to them, as your session is active and
the partition mounted.

If the can not activate your system, they can remove the hardisk while
unpowered, clone it, and read your entire memory which is stored in
swap. Your opened documents can be in there. They might, perhaps,
guess or even read your password

Thus swap is encrypted too so to avid that posibility.



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Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)
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