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I've currently got Kali-Linux installed and running on a USB drive. I recently realised that I can access all the files from the hard drive on the Windows and OSX partitions from file browser.

I would like to know if there is a way to lock these away so root on Kali cannot access them.

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  • Some people consider that a windows recovery feature :] – Tyson Sep 5 '15 at 4:37
  • It's not a recovery feature if SSH was hijacked! – Jacob2471 Sep 5 '15 at 4:39
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Not really.

(I'm assuming for the purposes of this question you are using Kali Linux for security related functions, and you are not just trying to prevent casual access - as Kali Linux is, AFAIK a pen testing platform)

If you want to hide them from root so its not possible for root to read them, you will need to encrypt the Windows data - if the disk is in the machine its possible for root to read it - even if it means reading the raw partition data. Thus the only way to protect it would be to remove the disk, or scramble the bytes as a decent encryption system would do.

If you have specific documents you need to hide, but hide them in such a way that it can't be proven you are hiding them, look at Veracrypt and "Plausable Deniability/hidden volumes". [ I have not used this program, I did use its predecessor truecrypt though ]

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  • Your assumptions were correct, thank you, ill look into hard drive encryption. – Jacob2471 Sep 5 '15 at 14:30

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