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Pp. 57-68 of the Proceedings

GBDE-GEOM Based Disk Encryption

Poul-Henning Kamp, The FreeBSD Project


The ever increasing mobility of computers has made protection of data on digital storage media an important requirement in a number of applications and situations. GBDE is a strong cryptographic facility for denying unauthorised access to data stored on a "cold" disk for decades and longer.GBDE operates on the disk(-partition) level allowing any type of file system or database to be protected. A significant focus has been put on the practical aspects in order to make it possible to deploy GBDE in the real world.
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