On 12/20/2011 01:47 AM, LinuxIsOne wrote:
On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 7:58 AM, Ric Moore<email@example.com> wrote:
Depends on what you have on your computer. I don't have a blessed thing that
I would care one way or the other if someone got my machine. I don't have
banking data or credit card info stored. I don't trust the net, so I use my
machine with that in mind. Someone would have to break into the house to
grab it and lug it away causing a probable groin injury.
But, if I was using a laptop, and traveled with it while carrying
personal/business financial files or official state secrets, then I would go
for the overhead of encryption. So, it all depends on your particular use
case. There must be some sort of system penalty, performance-wise, with all
that encryption/decryption going on all the time. Since I don't use it, I
can't say one way or the other. But, I suspect there would be some. Ric
In fact I do have - important office documents which are used on daily
basis, important email which are sent on daily basis and daily chating
with the clients of the company. At times, bank transactions are made
weekly, some utility bills are paid online and traveling tickets are
too made online. Some crucial data too exists and a file keeping
important office notices. Apart from it - movies, songs, pictures,
collection of rare things found here and there on the internet. Seeing
all these I would try to encrypt then in the next LTS. However, I have
installed 'gufw' and enabled it so that I can be more secured.
I can see your documents, bank stuff, etc being worthy of encryption.
But videos? I haven't a clue, but I can imagine zipping and unzipping
megabytes worth of just one video and it seems that would some large
system overhead... so hopefully those that know will chime in. I would
like to know for myself, just how much system overhead would be
incurred. Or what should be avoided. The upsides and downsides.
We'll both learn something new.
My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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