[maemo-users] Protecting data

From: sebastian maemo sebastian.maemo at gmail.com
Date: Sat May 24 06:10:52 EEST 2008
You can use gpg (GNU Privacy Guard).

2008/5/24 David Dyer-Bennet <dd-b at dd-b.net>:

> I'm moving very slowly towards moving from a Palm TX for my walkaround
> device to the N800. The N800 has much superior web browsing, a better
> screen, a darned good ebook reader, and thought I don't have it yet I
> hear there's a port of KeePass encrypted password database, which would
> be compatible with what I use elsewhere so I can just drop the file on
> the N800.  I've got an adequate email solution, working.  So if I find
> an address database and a calendar I can stand, I'll be good.
> Except that I don't dare take it out of the house.  There doesn't seem
> to be any security.  Anybody who found it could access my email, the
> passwords stored in the browser, the credit card information in the PIM
> database, and so forth.   I found some kind of lock that takes a very
> short numeric password, but that's inadequate.  And of course anything
> on either of the two memory cards can be read in any device you put the
> cards into, which means I really need encryption on them (or be sure
> nothing sensitive is stored there).
> Furthermore, startup is very slow, unless I just put it to sleep.  And
> does waking up require re-authenticating?
> I'm assuming I just lose on encrypting the memory cards; I suspect the
> processor performance would make that a bad idea.  I can probably live
> with that, with a little care on where things go.  But I need some kind
> of authentication when I turn the device on or wake it up.  How do
> people handle this?  Or do people just wander around with their
> information ready to hand for the first person who snatches their toy?
> --
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