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Create secure disk image then use GnuPG
Authored by: ld50 on Jan 14, '05 03:40:49PM
An even better option would be to create your secure disk
then encrypt that with gpg GnuPG
With this option you wouldn't even need to create a secure disk image.


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Create secure disk image then use GnuPG
Authored by: erikh on Jan 16, '05 05:30:03AM

IIRC, PKE (which is what GnuPG normally uses) is good for encrypting short amounts of data once, while a symmetric cipher such as AES is better for encrypting large amounts of data (as it re-keys with each block). In a SSL transaction, PKE is used for the initial key exchange and certificate verification, and then a symmetric cipher is negotiated.

At least, this is how I recall it working. I could be horribly off-base here, and encourage anyone to read up on the topic instead of relying on what I'm shooting from the hip.

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