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[opensuse-security] Plans for Full Disk Encryption - with Support for Suspend/Hibernate?



Hello,

my name is Peter König and I'm new to this list.
I've been using openSUSE for 3 years now and it's been the most
reliable distribution I've used so far.
I'm using openSUSE on a Dell laptop, partly for work. Disk encryption
is a must to me, especially after a colleague's laptop got stolen and
he had to deal with the consequences of identity theft and stolen work
(song blueprints).

I've had my /home partition encrypted with LUKS and so far I'm happy with it.
Recently I came across this article in the openSUSE wiki:
http://en.opensuse.org/Encrypted_Root_File_System which explains the
importance of addtional encryption of /root and /swap.
I was very happy to see that 11.0 apparently will include support of
encrypted /root partitions:
http://en.opensuse.org/Testing:Features_11.0#Support_root_on_encrypted_filesystem_.28Feature_No:_302191.29
However, as far as I know, none of these strategies support
suspending/hibernation yet, which is an important feature to me as it
makes working with a laptop much more comfortable.
Yet, I came across the feature list of Fedora 9,
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/FeatureEncryptedFilesystems
where under "Should Fix" of the Todo it lists "Suspending and resuming
using an encrypted swap partition". It references Bugzilla #247794
(https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=247794) with regards to a
possible solution to the problem.

My Question therefore: Are there any plans to include full disk
encryption into openSUSE? Especially with suspend/hibernate support?

Please bear with me if this is a question rather for the developer
than the security mailinglist.

Kind regards,


Peter
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