Linux LUKS and dm-crypt and cryptsetup for filesystem encryption


A Linux 2.6 kernel with device mapper and dm-crypt support is needed. On Fedora Core 4 systems you really don’t have to do anything as the kernel has device mapper and dm-crypt enabled as modules (dm-mod and dm-crypt respectively). The modules are loaded automatically when the system needs them.

RHEL6 - More on Cryptsetup and Luks -- Removing Encryption

Today we are going to talk about how to revert an encyrpted partion back to its unencrypted state so that i can use my usb drive normally again.

Linux Encrypted Filesystem How-To with dm-crypt

An encrypted filesystem will protect against bare-metal attacks against a hard drive. Anyone getting their hands on the drive would have to use brute force to guess the encryption key, a substantial hindrance to getting at your data.

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