What is the status of encryption features for v2.0? [Solved]

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What is the status of encryption features for v2.0? [Solved]

Post#1 by sgtpep » 28 Feb 2013, 12:22

I know, it's possible to setup encrypted save.dat. But how about encryption of full disk or rootcopy plus magic folders? Is it planned to implement?
I plan to move my all my desktop and working files to flash drive, but without decent encryption it's too risky.
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Re: What is the status of encryption features for Porteus 2.

Post#2 by fanthom » 28 Feb 2013, 12:59

magic folders also supports encryption (only for .dat containers).
encrypted save.dat (used with changes= or as magic folders container) is all what you need as all modifications (including your private data) will be stored there.
unencrypted stuff in /boot and /porteus folders can be downloaded from our server by anybody - no point for encrypting it.

in short: even if you loose usb stick then your data are still safe till one break a password to the container.
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Re: What is the status of encryption features for Porteus 2.

Post#3 by sgtpep » 28 Feb 2013, 14:21

Thank your for reply. Things start to become clear.
I'm dreaming about this setup: 1) don't save "changes"; 2) store system hacks in rootcopy; 3) keep few cherry-picked directories persistent (some software profile and config directories), some of them should be encrypted.
I tried to use more than one magic folders for this purpose. But there is an issue: Porteus stops mounting all subsequent magic folders after unlocking first encrypted magic folder save file.

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Re: What is the status of encryption features for Porteus 2.

Post#4 by fanthom » 01 Mar 2013, 09:08

@sgtep
bug confirmed - working on it.
hopefully will push a patch tomorrow and post notification in this thread.

EDIT:\\
pushed an update on the server: 002-xorg_130301-alldesktops.xzm
please download through PSC -> Updates
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Re: What is the status of encryption features for Porteus 2.

Post#5 by sgtpep » 01 Mar 2013, 10:02

@fanthom
Thank you! It works perfectly now. I will mark the topic as solved, because it's clear now (at least for me) what encryption features are implemented in Porteus and which are not.

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