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It prevents accidental leaks of private data that is copied around. For example, if /tmp is on the / partition, files from your encrypted /home partition could be copied to the unencrypted /tmp, thereby making them accessible to an attacker. By encrypting the entire system, you avoid this channel.


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Microsoft (among many others) uses somewhat confusing terminology at times. In this case, "drive" is used in the sense of "drive letter". This is distinct from a "disk", which is a physical storage device. A drive's data may be stored on a physical partition, but the storage location for a "drive" is most properly called a "volume". It might be one ...


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Your best option with windows is BitLocker and it should be working already with windows 7 but in case you do not have it you can easily download it for free from: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=4794 You only need to enable it once and it will work. From windows 10: Sign in to Windows with an administrator account. Go to ...


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This is a compile-time option, not a run-time option. If you run ./configure --help on the cryptsetup source code, it'll reveal that --with-crypto_backend=openssl will do what you want.



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