[maemo-users] Encrypted filesystem/containers on N8*0 ?

From: Bryan Zubrod bzubrod at gmail.com
Date: Thu Mar 20 21:04:28 EET 2008
I was able to get FUSE and sshfs up and running on chinook with the packages
located here<http://maemo-sdk.garage.maemo.org/download/repo/dists/alpha-1/target/chinook/binary-armel/>
This doesn't solve your problem, I know, but on the rest of my linux
computers I've been using encfs with FUSE.  I don't think it would be very
hard to get encfs <http://www.arg0.net/encfs> up and running on chinook with
FUSE already tackled.  In fact I might try getting that going myself.  Encfs
seems like it would be exactly what you want.

On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 8:49 PM, Andrew Daviel <advax at triumf.ca> wrote:

> Are there any encrypted filesystems that work on the Nokia tablets ?
> With all the buzz about people losing laptops with reams of HR records
> etc. it seems having an encrypted FS on an eminently losable device such
> as a tablet would be a good idea. While gpg can be used to encrypt single
> files, it is a real pain if you have lots of temporary files like a
> browser cache, and you have to remember to clean up plaintext with "shred
> -u".
> I've used BestCrypt on my Linux desktop and laptops for the last few
> years. At the time it seemed the only thing that worked, and I've kept
> going out of inertia, but it's nonfree on Windows and uses x86
> precompiled kernel modules ("taints the kernel").
> How it works is that you create an encrypted container file (or a raw
> device), then create a filesystem on it (ext2, VFAT, etc.) and mount it.
> You give a password to mount the container, after which you have a
> normal-looking filesystem which can contain things like
> .mozilla/xyzdefault/cache and /tmp. I guess you could put /home on it,
> but earlier versions were insufficiently robust to risk it.
> (For the paranoid, there was recent buzz about people pulling data such
> as disk encryption keys out of RAM by cooling it, power-cycling then
> booting an alternate low-footprint OS - e.g. if someone steals your
> laptop when it's suspended or on)
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