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#26 2013-02-15 20:26:29

sorcerer's_apprentice
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#27 2013-02-16 14:57:03

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Re: The paranoid #! Security Guide

Thanks for that information about the battery, hadn't found that page about web APIs. I think that is one I will keep disabled. It has been quite an eye opener to find out how many privacy issues there are with firefox in it's default state. I thought I had most of them nailed till I read your list. smile

I particularly like eCryptfs because it can easily be backed up while still encrypted or unencrypted whichever is required. Also should anyone try to get past your login using root to reset the login password the /home directory stays encrypted and can't be mounted without the users original login password. The key to this of course is to use a strong login password. I've tested recovering backed up encrypted data and found it reasonably straightforward but it is imperetive that the wrapped passphrase is recorded and safely locked away should recovery ever be necessary.

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#28 2013-02-16 18:09:37

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#29 2013-02-17 16:13:58

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#30 2013-02-20 16:46:02

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#31 2013-02-20 17:46:40

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#32 2013-02-22 00:53:45

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Re: The paranoid #! Security Guide

Outstanding! I forwarded this thread to friends and family. Thank you.


Listen to me! When you die in Alaska you die in real life!

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#33 2013-02-22 01:57:53

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#34 2013-02-22 23:28:40

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#35 2013-02-23 02:59:24

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#36 2013-02-23 18:56:07

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#37 2013-02-23 19:18:11

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#38 2013-02-23 21:20:22

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#39 2013-02-23 21:36:47

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#40 2013-02-24 23:28:11

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#41 2013-02-25 09:17:55

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@sorcerer's_apprentice

Do you have any experience with the grub-usb-trick? I had to try it (I was installing a new system anyway), but could not make it work from the debian installer. This is what I did:
- Installed Debian sid on an encrypted lvm alongside Windows 7.
- Formatted an usb stick (/dev/sdc) ext2 and assigned it to /boot
- When the option came to install grub, I told it to install it to /dev/sdc with no luck
    - I also tried /boot, /hd2, /dev/sdc0, and sdc0 - every time, it returned a 'fatal error'

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#42 2013-02-25 16:36:28

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#43 2013-02-25 16:52:34

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#44 2013-02-25 17:59:50

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#45 2013-02-25 20:25:15

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Well, I guess that I imagined wrong tongue. I admit that i do not grasp the full extent of most of your guide's contents, although I do make an effort.

Anyway, I am content with the level security that LVM encryption provides in case of theft or losing a laptop. But yes, the usb trick is the proper way to do this for sure. Unless the attacker makes their own bootstick... or installs a hardware keylogger in your keyboard... but let's not go there, let's keep this thread clear and specific.

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#46 2013-02-25 21:58:46

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#47 2013-02-25 22:19:06

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#48 2013-02-25 23:51:07

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Here's a possible alternate solution:
1) Set up a BIOS password
2) Put a good old seal on your computer case. Wax, duct tape, glue, bubble gum... anything that will break if you open the case. As a bonus you protect yourself against a number of other threats.

Sorry if my reply sounded wrong as well, sorcere'rs_apprentice. We learn how to interact with others all the time smile

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#49 2013-02-26 01:51:13

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#50 2013-02-26 06:17:52

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^ I was thinking the same thing, only I was thinking Impossible Missions Force. devil

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