[clug] Encrypted Filesystems and "Watermark Attack"
alexsatrapa at mac.com
Tue Aug 18 22:17:27 MDT 2009
On 19/08/2009, at 10:51 , steve jenkin wrote:
> A while back I came across this & some other comments on inherent
> weaknesses of encrypted filesystems.
"ESSIV was designed by Clemens Fruhwirth and has been integrated into
the Linux kernel since version 2.6.10"
Thus according to Wikipedia's version of history, the watermarking
attack has been addressed since 2.6.10 regardless of other disk-
specific encryption modes. Clemens appears to be responsible for http://clemens.endorphin.org/publications
, which lists ESSIV as being part of Linux 2.6.10.
My research consisted of a few seconds of quality time with Google. Do
not use this information to run nuclear power plants, yadda yadda.
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