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[liberationtech] Linux distribution on encrypted USB?

Griffin Boyce griffin at cryptolab.net
Tue Sep 10 08:58:47 PDT 2013


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On 09/10/2013 08:41 AM, Moon Jones wrote:
> A portable distribution on an encrypted stick.
>
> In the end, I think only an USB hard drive can offer that, because of
the way memory locations are handled by flash media.
>
> But is it feasable to have a two device solution? Media1 has the /boot
but Media2 has the strong key. Media1 boots, prompts, than mounts
Media2, takes the key, unmounts Media2 prompting and goes ahead with the
boot without touching the other drives.
>
> Are these doable? Are they already made?

  I don't think it's particularly feasible without .  Something that
works currently is using a laptop without a hard drive, a USB with TAILS
or Whonix, and another (encrypted) USB with your critical files on it.

~Griffin

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