[dm-crypt] plain: opening with a wrong password
qlefebvre_pro at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 4 14:02:42 CET 2015
Le 04/02/2015 13:33, U.Mutlu a écrit :
> what happens if an encrypted filesystem (plain, no LUKS)
> next time is opened accidently with a wrong password,
> and new data written to it? Will the filesystem then become
What typically happens when you use a wrong password is that the
cryptsetup create/open command is indeed successful, but mounting your
partition will fail (because the filesystem is not detected).
So you have few chance to accidentally damage a filesystem, even in
> I didn't try this out, but I know the create/open command accepts
> any password for an already existing encrypted filesystem
> since no metadata is stored with such a "plain" volume, right?
Right, but this does not mean that data will look meaningful.
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