[dm-crypt] Using a removable-device-recorded passphrase to decrypt a system

Heinz Diehl htd+ml at fritha.org
Fri Jun 26 14:59:18 CEST 2015

On 26.06.2015, Arno Wagner wrote: 

> My advice is to not encrypt the system partition itself, just
> all user and data partitions.

I wonder if the passphrase could leak to the unencrypted system partition in such
a scenario. E.g. memory contents dumped to disk while crashing or
similar. In fact, I don't know what is possible or not, I'm just

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