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Puppy Save File as Data Safe similar to TrueCrypt containers
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puppy_apprentice


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PostPosted: Fri 12 Jan 2018, 07:22    Post subject:  Puppy Save File as Data Safe similar to TrueCrypt containers  

Does anybody have an idea how to do this.

1) make an empty file like Puppy Save File with fixed size
2) encode it with password

So if i will want to mount and use this file on another Puppy i will have to write my password (in a gui maybe) first.
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watchdog

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Jan 2018, 10:01    Post subject:  

Old encryption of savefiles is deprecated and no more secure: I refer to classic lightencrypted and heavyencrypted savefiles. Recent puppies use luks encryption which comes to be suitable to the use you are suggesting but you can't mount a luks encrypted savefile with old puppies. Just copy a luks encrypted savefile created with a recent puppy (xenialpup for example), mount it by clicking on it and inserting the password and delete everything in it. Copy now in it what you want. To unmount it just click again on it: filemnt script authomatically take care of mounting and unmounting savefiles and encrypted savefiles. How much secure is a luks encrypted savefile I do not know but I would use it for ordinary encryption.
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jafadmin

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Jan 2018, 10:38    Post subject:  

On the older puppy versions, the "Heavy" encrypted save files used AES128 encryption. This will keep out anyone but the NSA as long as you use a strong passphrase.

The newer puppies use AES256 Luks containers for save files if you choose it. As long as you have a strong passphrase, the NSA can't even get into it.

I run a Precise 5.7.1 setup that has "Cryptsetup" installed and can use Crypt_Luks containers .
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puppy_apprentice


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PostPosted: Fri 12 Jan 2018, 13:55    Post subject:  

Ok. I was thinking about some homebrew Puppy solution.

I'm stuck with Slacko 5.7. Is there any .pet with Luks for this Puppy?
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watchdog

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Jan 2018, 14:26    Post subject:  

puppy_apprentice wrote:

I'm stuck with Slacko 5.7. Is there any .pet with Luks for this Puppy?


The kernel 3.4.82 of slacko 5.7 is not compiled for luks support: "module xts not found". Someone explained in the forum how to compile the kernel with crypsetup support: it was referred to precise. It is not so easy. What about an heavy-encrypted savefile? It can be safe enough for ordinary use.
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RetroTechGuy


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PostPosted: Fri 12 Jan 2018, 14:59    Post subject: Re: Puppy Save File as Data Safe similar to TrueCrypt containers  

puppy_apprentice wrote:
Does anybody have an idea how to do this.

1) make an empty file like Puppy Save File with fixed size
2) encode it with password

So if i will want to mount and use this file on another Puppy i will have to write my password (in a gui maybe) first.


You could, of course, just create a TrueCrypt volume, which (if appropriate files system is chosen) can be opened on any OS that supports TrueCrypt (most/many of them...including Puppy).

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