I have a Veracrypt encrypted hard drive, a system drive encryption with the operating system.

The laptop is possibly compromised, which is why I can't decrypt it directly on the laptop I don't know of a way to confirm or deny if there's an evil maid attack.

I need to know if taking the hard drive out of the laptop, connecting it another machine and decrypting it like that would cause any security risk.

Thank you


Yes, because you're connecting to the machine meaning that the machine is mounting the drive. If possible maybe use a virtual environment to access it while not allowing the virtual environment to access your files. Even then there are ways around virtual environments. Your best bet is to use a device you only plan on using once unless you're 100 percent certain that you have a controlled environment for such activity and that nothing else can be compromised.

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