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May
26
comment How do nested folders' permissions work?
Perfect, thanks. Just a correction: "there will be know way" -> "there will be no way"
May
25
comment How do nested folders' permissions work?
@DanielAndersson 3: What is it that you don't see? 700 or 755? During installation I have chosen to encrypt the disk and home, maybe that changed the permissions?
May
25
comment How do nested folders' permissions work?
@DanielAndersson I tried it before writing the question (and I couldn't access Public), but some things didn't make much sense. For instance, I remember that in CentOS I had to chmod 700 .ssh before being able to use it. But why would I need to do that, if ~/ was already 700? Can't leave this to chance, that's why I'm asking it here.
May
25
comment Is filesystem encryption any good if someone steals my computer while it's on?
@Zoredache Wow this sucks =( . Seems like hackers are always one step ahead
May
24
comment Is an encrypted home more likely to get corrupted?
@RandolphWest If I have an unencrypted message, and change 1 bit, a character could be changed or something. But if it is encrypted, the whole message would be changed, as encryption algorithms are designed to behave that way. But DanH clarified that it is separated by sectors when done on files (if I didn't get it wrong)
May
24
comment Is an encrypted home more likely to get corrupted?
@DanH Oh I see, thanks!
May
24
comment Is an encrypted home more likely to get corrupted?
From the article: "Ubuntu 9.04 extended the Encrypted Private Directory feature to cover entire home directories".
May
23
comment Is an encrypted home more likely to get corrupted?
@rob Of course =p... Sort of. I'm not used to configuring automatic backups yet. I only have the most important things on Ubuntu One.
May
15
comment Best way to have a secure (in every sense) email address?
@Jonathan It gives security against seizure by certain governments, if done right. Eg: A .ru domain is less likely to get seized by the US than say, a .com/.net/.org (these ones belong to the US, for some reason), or .uk for instance.
May
15
comment Best way to have a secure (in every sense) email address?
Thanks, I didn't know about the plugin for thunderbird. I have my own server, but I would like to use it only if gmail kicks me out. So my main problem here is the domain seizure risk. I have bought a .me, but I would like to reaserch further before making it my default email domain for the rest of my life. Someone recommended me to get a .ru