[dm-crypt] dm-crypt Digest, Vol 27, Issue 2

Heinz Diehl htd at fancy-poultry.org
Thu Sep 1 19:18:17 CEST 2011


On 01.09.2011, Shardis wrote: 

> Personally, I tend to find that the only sane technical reason not to encrypt anything considered 
> sensitive these days is CPU cycle cost.

"Security is essentially a trade-off" (B. Schneier). If the data is worth the encryption, you'll have to live with cpu overhead.
If it's not: why do you want to have it encrypted, then?

> Why would you ever NOT want to encrypt in house?

Because the data isn't worth it?



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