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[opensuse-security] Plans for Full Disk Encryption - with Support for Suspend/Hibernate?
  • From: freeform.reform <freeform.reform@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 11:44:15 +0200
  • Message-id: <524b2ba60804240244o3e5c5ceav27dfca2ccb696195@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

my name is Peter K├Ânig and I'm new to this list.
I've been using openSUSE for 3 years now and it's been the most
reliable distribution I've used so far.
I'm using openSUSE on a Dell laptop, partly for work. Disk encryption
is a must to me, especially after a colleague's laptop got stolen and
he had to deal with the consequences of identity theft and stolen work
(song blueprints).

I've had my /home partition encrypted with LUKS and so far I'm happy with it.
Recently I came across this article in the openSUSE wiki: which explains the
importance of addtional encryption of /root and /swap.
I was very happy to see that 11.0 apparently will include support of
encrypted /root partitions:
However, as far as I know, none of these strategies support
suspending/hibernation yet, which is an important feature to me as it
makes working with a laptop much more comfortable.
Yet, I came across the feature list of Fedora 9,
where under "Should Fix" of the Todo it lists "Suspending and resuming
using an encrypted swap partition". It references Bugzilla #247794
( with regards to a
possible solution to the problem.

My Question therefore: Are there any plans to include full disk
encryption into openSUSE? Especially with suspend/hibernate support?

Please bear with me if this is a question rather for the developer
than the security mailinglist.

Kind regards,

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