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Offline Xianwen Chen

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Re: Use encrypted backup
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2012, 11:06:32 PM »
Thanks Robert,

Do you know why kmap=dvorak/ANSI-dvorak will fail decryption attempt?

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Re: Use encrypted backup
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2012, 11:10:19 PM »
No. Never tried dvorak. Regular keyboard with my bad vision is enough of a challenge.
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Re: Use encrypted backup
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2012, 11:14:14 PM »
Robert,

Is there a way to generate a temporary file to store the password input at boot-up? If that is possible, I can track what is actually input when dvorak keyboard is specified and potentially solve the bug.

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Re: Use encrypted backup
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2012, 11:17:45 PM »
It is stored in /etc/sysconfig/bfe but is currently deleted upon any failure. You would have to mod filetool.sh to catch it.
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Re: Use encrypted backup
« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2012, 11:16:01 AM »
The use of "protect" has now been enhanced to better handle existing data backup files.
Look for it in the next release.
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Offline Xianwen Chen

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Re: Use encrypted backup
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2012, 12:57:30 PM »
Thanks a lot Robert. I had to format my USB disk to EXT4 because I was concerned if I lost it, the data in mydata.tgz would be easily accessed. Now I can formot the USB disk back to FAT32 with mydata.tgz encrypted.

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Re: Use encrypted backup
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2012, 08:13:50 PM »
what 'security hole' did the feature that is being changed patch?
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Re: Use encrypted backup
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2012, 09:26:50 PM »
No secrity hole. The existing code was easy to use with no initial backup data.
With backup data it required serveral manual steps that really should not have been be required.
I enhanced the code to not require manual steps and with messages where there was none.
It will be available in 4.5.2
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Re: Use encrypted backup
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2012, 11:33:00 PM »
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