What's your encryption strategy?
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- If you are using already made applications for encrypting data wouldn't the government know about it and easily use a reverse algorithm to access the offending data? Just a thought I had. Wouldn't you have to make your own algorithm for it to be totally secret?Apr 26, 2012
- I just create a Truecrypt locker that's hidden inside another file that I keep backed up to Spideroak with their encryption on top of the truecrypt encryption. Only the stuff I care about others seeing is encrypted that way, everything else is meh.Apr 26, 2012
- It's far more complicated than that. Modern encryption uses algorithms that can't be reverse-engineered easily. Depending on the quality of the encryption, cracking it can take quite a lot of time and money. Nothing is perfect, but the point is to make it harder than it would be worth.
In reality, if you're facing trouble with a government, they would be more likely to try to find a way to get you to give up your password. http://xkcd.com/538/ (in the US, that would probably be through trickery or deals)Apr 26, 2012
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- OS runs on an unencrypted SSD, Truecrypt for whole-disk encryption of the HDD data drive. Weak windows password, since its exposed to ophcrack, strong encryption key. Backup with SpiderOak.Apr 26, 2012
- Full disk encryption.Apr 26, 2012