Add Option of Full Disk Encryption to all future Linux Mint

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Re: Add Option of Full Disk Encryption to all future Linux M

Postby Onsen on Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:33 pm

Full disk encryption would have saved me a couple of days figuring out how to do it myself. So yeah, that would be really nice to have.
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Re: Add Option of Full Disk Encryption to all future Linux M

Postby HighBomber on Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:22 am

+1 for full disk encryption option for Linux Mint.
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Re: Add Option of Full Disk Encryption to all future Linux M

Postby grokenberger on Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:21 am

yep, me too. Please allow full disk encryption to enable Linux Mint for business use.
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Re: Add Option of Full Disk Encryption to all future Linux M

Postby ASmith on Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:24 am

GNOME starts privacy fundraising campaign

GNOME icon The GNOME Foundations's executive director, Karen Sandler, has announced a new "Friends of GNOME" fund raising campaign specifically to help make GNOME "one of the most secure computing environments available", with a particular focus on privacy. Billed as "Help make GNOME safer than ever", the privacy campaign will fund development of application containment, improved disk encryption support, integration of TOR (The Onion Router), better user control over diagnostic reporting, more robust VPN routing and applications using system-wide privacy settings. Also on the agenda are changes to control how GNOME devices identify themselves on local networks and the addition of anti-phishing features in GNOME's web browser, Web.[1]


It appears the GNOME team are fully aware of the absolute need for security, full disk encryption with a particular focus on privacy and work actively working to answer end-users concerns by tightening up a robust series of approaches to carry that out. With more and more Linux distro's offering Full Disk Encryption as a option to it's end-users installers, Mint definitely should add the same option to it's installer. The newest Ubuntu distribution appears to offer that Full Disk Encryption option in it's installer as well as in Fedora it should be fast and relatively straight forward for the Mint development team to use the Ubuntu installation scheme to also add the option of Full Disk Encryption to those desiring it.

If you wish to Vote in the Mint Community to have the Linux Mint distribution offering Full Disk Encryption as a new install option then please do so here:

Add Option of Full Disk Encryption to all future Linux Mint Releases
http://community.linuxmint.com/idea/view/2144

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[1] GNOME starts privacy fundraising campaign http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/GNOME-starts-privacy-fundraising-campaign-1774123.html
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Re: Add Option of Full Disk Encryption to all future Linux M

Postby fincoder on Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:02 pm

+1
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Re: Add Option of Full Disk Encryption to all future Linux M

Postby ASmith on Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:32 pm

It appears after 14 months of requests and many positive votes for this feature, Option of Full Disk Encryption for Installers of Linux Mint, that feature will roll out in Mint 15.

Sadly, that feature was added to Ubuntu previously and removed from that which was offered in Mint 14. I'm glad to hear the Option of Full Disk Encryption for Installers of Linux Mint will have that feature and option during installation beginning in Mint 15.

I'm really not sure why the disconnect occurred with the development team on not providing that option sooner nor adding grub pass which would head off the evil maid attacks on a Linux Mint system that was shut down and it's owner/primary account user was away.

Full disk encryption and full use of online encryption is the wave of the 'now' and immediate future. All current CPU's have built in AES encryption acceleration routines built directly into the CPU's making single AES and AES finalist (AES,Serpent,TwoFish) encryption,decryption passes transparent and with very little if any speed degradation. Chained encryption algorithms TwoFish-Serpent, AES-Serpent for example are much more difficult if not impossible to break if they employ a complex passphrase and would only be marginally slower when using a current CPU.
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