Lazy reading for 2012/01/08


I said posting would be more regular now that the holiday’s over, didn’t I?  I lied.

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  1. Glenn says:

    Re Mandos (the unattended boot app) they have a central server that has the root passphrase of a given system encrypted with an OpenPGP key from that system. The client boots, uses TLS to connect to the server, then decrypts the provided passphrase and uses it to continue booting.

    There are some protocols designed to handle the case where a client server is stolen/confiscated, but if law enforcement is involved you’re probably subject to search warrants that would compel you to provide the keys. Still, it keeps thieves from getting the data, and you generally have the opportunity to fight warrants/subpoenas.

    At least you *used to* in the U.S. Not sure that’s true anymore.

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