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bio website anang.com
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I'm a geek, a role-player and a biker.

I work for Diamond Light Source, developing open source scientific software for the UK national synchrotron facility. In the past I have worked in the robotics, mechatronics and laser micro-machining industries.


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accepted Are backups of truecrypt volumes with different pass phrases a security risk?
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comment Are backups of truecrypt volumes with different pass phrases a security risk?
Agreed, by copying the contents of the volume rather than copying the volume itself, you are already taking the hit of decrypting everything and re-encrypting it, so for a (hopefully) write once/never read volume the overhead is probably worth it, compared to having that overhead every time you access any file in a working volume. Also, your working volume can be re-encrypted at any time to make it more secure, it would be much more effort to go back through all of your backups and do the same if a vulnerability is found.
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comment Are backups of truecrypt volumes with different pass phrases a security risk?
Thanks CodeInChaos, this is useful information, especially the suggestion at the end of the page that each new backup volume should be created with a cascade of cyphers.
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revised Is it possible to get all the data I send through wifi?
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comment What should I do when my boss asks me to fabricate audit log data?
That was pretty much my first thought on reading the question. Point blank refuse to commit fraud and if they are stupid enough to fire you for that, then you have a very strong case for unfair dismissal.
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comment Are backups of truecrypt volumes with different pass phrases a security risk?
Thanks, it's nice to know that my own assumptions about the amount by which the search space is reduced were correct.
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asked Are backups of truecrypt volumes with different pass phrases a security risk?
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comment What alternatives are there when SSH is being actively filtered?
@MDMarra - In a world where net access is becoming increasingly important, the Right to Internet Access is being increasingly debated.
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