What is Crypttab?
Description. The /etc/crypttab file describes encrypted block devices that are set up during system boot. Empty lines and lines starting with the # character are ignored. Each of the remaining lines describes one encrypted block device, fields on the line are delimited by white space.
What is Crypttab in Linux?
In a Linux based operating system, the crypttab file ( /etc/crypttab ), is used to store static information about encrypted block devices which are meant to be set up and unlocked at boot.
What is Cryptsetup?
Cryptsetup is the command line tool to interface with dm-crypt for creating, accessing and managing encrypted devices. The tool was later expanded to support different encryption types that rely on the Linux kernel device-mapper and the cryptographic modules.
How do you encrypt a swap?
- Install cryptsetup.
- Deactivate the swap area.
- Remove the swap area from /etc/fstab.
- Optionally, wipe the swap area.
- Add the swap area to /etc/crypttab.
- Activate the mapping.
- Add the encrypted swap area to /etc/fstab.
What is LUKS2?
LUKS2 is the second version of the Linux Unified Key Setup for disk encryp- tion management. It is the follow-up of the LUKS1 [1, 2] format that extends capabilities of the on-disk format and removes some known problems and lim- itations.
What is LUKS nuke?
LUKS Nuke in a Nutshell This process means that the passphrase is not directly coupled to the data. That is, if two sets of identical data are encrypted and the same passphrase used, the master keys remain unique to each set and cannot be swapped out.
Does swap need to be encrypted?
Swap partitions are not encrypted by default and should be cleared of any sensitive data before continuing. The swap partition can hold a lot of unencrypted confidential information and the fact that it persists after shutting down the computer can be a problem.
Is swap encrypted?
A setup where the swap encryption is re-initialised on reboot (with a new encryption) provides higher data protection, because it avoids sensitive file fragments which may have been swapped out a long time ago without being overwritten. However, re-encrypting swap also forbids using a suspend-to-disk feature generally.
What is luksFormat?
LUKS is the standard for Linux hard disk encryption. By providing a standard on-disk-format, it does not only facilitate compatibility among distributions, but also provides secure management of multiple user passwords.
How does LUKS encryption work?
Basically it is a block device encryption, which means that when a block from disk is read (or written) the encryption module at kernel level works for us, like a translator. This kind of encryption does not differentiate between sensitive and not sensitive information, it just crypts all.
What is a nuke password?
Installing this package lets you configure a special “nuke password” that can be used to destroy the encryption keys required to unlock the encrypted partitions. This password can be entered in the usual early-boot prompt asking the passphrase to unlock the encrypted partition(s).
How do you install Kali Linux encrypted?
If you want to encrypt Kali Linux, you can enable Full Disk Encryption (FDE), by selecting Guided – used entire disk and setup encrypted LVM. When selected, later on in the setup (not in this guide) prompt you to enter a password (twice). You will have to enter this password every time you start up Kali Linux.