David Fletcher dave at
Thu Oct 14 10:37:33 UTC 2010

On Thursday 14 Oct 2010, Thierry de Coulon wrote:
> Each one has to define risks and security for his own situation. I would 
> _never_ encrypt my system (a partition maybe) because the risk of being 
> locked out of my data is way bigger for me than the (fairly remote) risk of 
> someone sneeking into my data (to find what?).
> If I were rich or if I had very valuable data it would be different.
> Most of our data anyway are probably protected only by the user password 
> Thierry

I think I would say that the single most valuable and sensitive file on my 
computer is my KDE wallet. That, I am assured, is securely encrypted by my 
pass phrase. I don't know if there is an equivalent facility available in 
gnome - I've not been playing with it for long enough - or export/import 
facilities to move my passwords from one to the other.

Encrypting whole directories of information that don't necessarily need such 
protection seems to me to be complete folly.


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