[plug] Encrypted WD Mybook Live

Tim White weirdit at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 13:33:58 WST 2012

> This is my first time playing with dm-crypt, and I've been pleasantly 
> surprised at how fast it is on machines with AES-NI, and how easy to 
> use it is in general.
> It's not going to protect me against someone gaining physical access 
> to the network, however at least I'm covered against the common thug.

Thanks for sharing Brad. I hadn't really considered the data side of 
having things stolen. I've constantly turned down the encrypted home 
option on installs, as I didn't see the need for it (desktop machines, 
don't have a laptop). I've always been worried about a few things, 
performance impact, and loss of encryption key (as from memory, it's a 
proper 2 way encryption key, protected with a password).

But it's probably about time I did something for sensitive data, even if 
it's not for my >300Gb of photos and home videos.


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