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Jerry3904
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Re: Truecrypt

#11 Postby Jerry3904 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:48 pm

Did you add to the TrueCrypt page in the Wiki?
Some major editing, yes, but it is not something I know much about. Also not installed.
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Re: Truecrypt

#12 Postby timkb4cq » Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:03 pm

chatan wrote:I can see where doing this is definitely needed on a multiple user system. But on a single user system is there any harm/risks by not messing with the sudoers file, and just installing and running truecrypt as root?

Running a linux desktop as root when net connected is not recommended. It opens up holes for the few linux viruses to install themselves and for getting rooted. And while linux viruses are rare, linux rootkits are not. For TrueCrypt to be really useful a user needs to able to encrypt their sensitive info without running the desktop as root.

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Re: Truecrypt

#13 Postby chatan » Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:21 pm

timkb4cq wrote:
chatan wrote:I can see where doing this is definitely needed on a multiple user system. But on a single user system is there any harm/risks by not messing with the sudoers file, and just installing and running truecrypt as root?

Running a linux desktop as root when net connected is not recommended. It opens up holes for the few linux viruses to install themselves and for getting rooted. And while linux viruses are rare, linux rootkits are not. For TrueCrypt to be really useful a user needs to able to encrypt their sensitive info without running the desktop as root.

I'm talking just running truecrypt as root from a user login (ALT-F2 >>> kdesu /usr/bin/truecrypt - or adding a "TrueCrypt run as root" icon to the Kmenu ), not logging in as root.
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Re: Truecrypt

#14 Postby lucky9 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:59 pm

I also wonder if root could run it through su?
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