May 07

EFF: vote for easy full-disk encryption in Ubuntu!

The Ubuntu Live CD is the excellent, free installer disk for the Ubuntu GNU/ Linux OS; it has a variety of disk tools as well as a fully functioning version of the OS so that you can test-drive it before you install it. However, the standard Live CD image doesn’t come with disk encryption tools; to use these, you presently have to download the “alternate CD” and fiddle around with the command line. The Electronic Frontier Foundation thinks that more people would use disk encryption to protect their data if it was easier to do so, and is hoping to get the Live CD changed to include the disk encryption stuff as standard. Changes to the Ubuntu Live CD are voted on in the Ubuntu Brainstorm site. EFF is asking people who like this idea to upvote it there. I just did –will you?

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