[dm-crypt] Required kernel crypto interface not available

Arno Wagner arno at wagner.name
Fri May 16 12:56:32 CEST 2014

On Fri, May 16, 2014 at 05:00:55 CEST, .. ink .. wrote:
> On Thu, May 15, 2014 at 9:58 PM, Franz <169101 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Wow it works!! I cannot believe it was that easy. Also I was able to
> > create a container called only test, without the .img extension to hidden
> > the file among other files. Many thanks INK you are great!
> >
> >
> You should know that LUKS header volume is partially open and hence its
> readily obvious the volume is a LUKS volume
> and hence you arent hiding that much if anything. If you want to use LUKS
> while hiding the header, create the
> volume with a detached header,info on how to do so is here:
> https://code.google.com/p/cryptsetup/wiki/Cryptsetup140
> Alternative to have a completely hidden volume while not using a detached
> header is to create a plain dm-crypt volume using cryptsetup.

And while you consider that, make very sure you have your
attacker model right. Hiding encrypted volumes is a tricky,
uncertain business and, if discoverted or suspected, you
can land in a lot of hot water.

Arno Wagner,     Dr. sc. techn., Dipl. Inform.,    Email: arno at wagner.name
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