[dm-crypt] dm-crypt vs Luks: What’s the difference on disk
michael at skrilnetz.net
Tue Aug 12 21:03:17 CEST 2014
So a Luks partition with a detached header would look the same as a
plain dm-crypt partition, right?
Quoting Arno Wagner <arno at wagner.name>:
> Simple: plain dm-crypt is header-less.
> More info in the FAQ, Section 6, in particular Items
> 6.11 and 6.12.
> On Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 15:11:18 CEST, Michael wrote:
>> I was wondering why a plain dm-crypt partition looks like random
>> data while with a Luks partition an attacker will know that the
>> partition is encrypted. What is exactly the difference on disk? Is
>> it the header that would tell someone thats an encrypted partition?
>> Would a Luks partition with a detached header change this situation?
>> pub 2048R/CF8EDAA3 2014-06-04 Michael G <michael at skrilnetz.net>
>> sub 2048R/28ADE1E3 2014-06-04
>> dm-crypt mailing list
>> dm-crypt at saout.de
> Arno Wagner, Dr. sc. techn., Dipl. Inform., Email: arno at wagner.name
> GnuPG: ID: CB5D9718 FP: 12D6 C03B 1B30 33BB 13CF B774 E35C 5FA1 CB5D 9718
> A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers. - Plato
> dm-crypt mailing list
> dm-crypt at saout.de
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Size: 1718 bytes
Desc: PGP Public Key
More information about the dm-crypt