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Re: [Libreboot] Password protected Grub entries

From: The Gluglug
Subject: Re: [Libreboot] Password protected Grub entries
Date: Thu, 28 May 2015 11:15:32 +0100
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> Ok. Quite honestly, I could hardly believe that you were ever
> using laptops running blobs ;)  Still, I don't get the rationale in
> using a clean laptop at home, and another one when you are away,
> just because you are away.  Do you mean that the purpose is to use
> two different HDs, one on the laptop which stays and the other,
> with no important data, on the laptop which goes?

It's more about redundancy than security. Not putting ones eggs in the
same basket, and so on. I also recommend keeping lots of good backups,
in separate locations. (encrypted, of course, and to a server that is
under your exclusive control)

> As for the law that says I can have more that 1 libreboot system,
> I think I will put it into practice soon ;)

There are some people who would want to abolish this law, but I'd have
none of that. At the moment, there is no limit.

>>> The drawback is also that someone can watch you typing your 
>>> password over your shoulder, then steal the laptop.  This is
>>> why I asked about other ways to proceed.
>> Encryption.
> Already done.  But what if someone spies on me typing my
> passphrase, even if it is on my second dummy libreboot system?

LUKS passphrases can be changed, without having to reconfigure
anything else. (as far as I know)
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