Proposal: Personal Data Encryption (maybe SoC?)

Joe Pfeiffer jjpfeifferjr at
Wed Mar 21 17:18:21 CET 2007

Tobias Gruetzmacher writes:
>> It doesn't have to be complicated, check out this screencast
>> showing LUKS integration
>> into Gnome.
>I know of this integration. I have setup many devices with LUKS 
>encryption. But I really don't want to ask the user "How big should your 
>encrypted space be?" on a mobile device. It should just work when the 
>user selects the "Please encrypt my personal data" checkbox... When 
>repartitioning, one has to do ugly stuff to preserve the existing data. 
>ecryptfs/encfs is just as easy as mounting into an empty directory and 
>moving the data there. No low-level fiddling with the partitions to do at 

Right -- these look like good approaches, but to a different problem.

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