[News] Encryption Goes Platform-independent on Laptops - Linux

This is a discussion on [News] Encryption Goes Platform-independent on Laptops - Linux ; Hardware-based encryption will win in the laptop market ,----[ Quote ] | Software-based encryption required about 20 to 30 percent CPU utilization for | cryptographic operations. CPU utilization using a Seagate encrypting hard | drive was zero percent. What about ...

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  1. [News] Encryption Goes Platform-independent on Laptops

    Hardware-based encryption will win in the laptop market

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | Software-based encryption required about 20 to 30 percent CPU utilization for
    | cryptographic operations. CPU utilization using a Seagate encrypting hard
    | drive was zero percent. What about overall system latency? The hardware
    | introduces almost none; you are talking microseconds.
    `----

    http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-980...=2547-1_3-0-20

    Microsoft plays with the Establishment, so Windows will always be easily
    penetrable, even with encryption.


    Related:

    Microsoft could be teaching police to hack Vista

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    | Microsoft may begin training the police in ways to break the
    | encryption built into its forthcoming Vista operating system.
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    http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...ng-police-hack


    UK holds Microsoft security talks

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    | "UK officials are talking to Microsoft over fears the new version of
    | Windows could make it harder for police to read suspects' computer files."
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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4713018.stm

  2. Re: [News] Encryption Goes Platform-independent on Laptops


    "Roy Schestowitz" wrote in message
    news:2414092.8uBtNFQf7h@schestowitz.com...
    > Hardware-based encryption will win in the laptop market
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | Software-based encryption required about 20 to 30 percent CPU
    > utilization for
    > | cryptographic operations. CPU utilization using a Seagate encrypting
    > hard
    > | drive was zero percent. What about overall system latency? The hardware
    > | introduces almost none; you are talking microseconds.
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-980...=2547-1_3-0-20
    >
    > Microsoft plays with the Establishment, so Windows will always be easily
    > penetrable, even with encryption.


    Really. So now *---> Seagate <---* encrypting controllers are also
    controlled by Microsoft.



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  3. Re: [News] Encryption Goes Platform-independent on Laptops

    Adam Baum espoused:
    >
    > "Roy Schestowitz" wrote in message
    > news:2414092.8uBtNFQf7h@schestowitz.com...
    >> Hardware-based encryption will win in the laptop market
    >>
    >> ,----[ Quote ]
    >> | Software-based encryption required about 20 to 30 percent CPU
    >> utilization for
    >> | cryptographic operations. CPU utilization using a Seagate encrypting
    >> hard
    >> | drive was zero percent. What about overall system latency? The hardware
    >> | introduces almost none; you are talking microseconds.
    >> `----
    >>
    >> http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-980...=2547-1_3-0-20
    >>
    >> Microsoft plays with the Establishment, so Windows will always be easily
    >> penetrable, even with encryption.

    >
    > Really. So now *---> Seagate <---* encrypting controllers are also
    > controlled by Microsoft.
    >


    Whilst you're clearly being deliberately obtuse, it's worth emphasising
    to anyone reading who genuinely doesn't understand the issues, the point
    Roy is making is that Windows itself is so thoroughly penetrated by
    security offices and crooks and criminals that encrypting data on a
    hard drive is pointless, since security officers and crooks merely read
    the data via Windows anyway.

    If you want security, then Linux is a safer approach, but nothing will
    ever be 100% secure.

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