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Re: 4 weeks to go

From: Seth Grimes <grimes(at)altaplana(dot)com>
To: PostgreSQL Advocacy List <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: Seth Grimes <grimes(at)altaplana(dot)com>
Subject: Re: 4 weeks to go
Date: 2008-04-25 03:14:56
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.64.0804242011220.886@whirlwind.he.net (view raw or flat)
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Could prove an interesting cat-and-mouse game.  For instance, what if I 
stored by encrypted container file as a binary object within a database. 
Would it be detectable then?

 					Seth


On Thu, 24 Apr 2008, Marc G. Fournier wrote:

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>> That article is about network traffic.
>>
>> Sensitive material on one's laptop hard drive is a different concern.  If
>> it's a concern of yours, check out some open source software called
>> TrueCrypt, http://www.truecrypt.org/ , which allows you to create and
>> encrypted container file, which may be hidden.  Once that file is mounted,
>> which requires a password, it looks like just another drive.
>
> Actually, after having a lengthy thread on this at work recently, the apparent
> issue is that they can demand that you enter the decrypt key to do the mount
> for them, *and*, if you fail to comply, refuse you entry (at a minimum) ...
>
> Of course, they have to know the drive is actually there for this, but
> considering how many public lists that this thread has been discussed on, it
> won't take long for them to train those guys to find it for themselves ;)
>
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Seth Grimes   Alta Plana Corp, analytical computing & data management
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