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Re: GRUB and boot partition




	Hi.

On Tue, Dec 26, 2017 at 11:36:13AM +0100, tomas@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 26, 2017 at 10:42:46AM +0100, Pascal Hambourg wrote:
> > Le 26/12/2017 à 02:47, microsoft gaofei a écrit :
> > >https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GRUB#Boot_partition
> > >ArchWiki has carried an introduction of GRUB , it offers a feature to decrypt your partitions and you don't need to separate /boot . Debian also uses GRUB as its boot loader ,but Debian still separates /boot partition and leave it unencrypted
> 
> [...]
> 
> > Note however that in any case, the early part of GRUB cannot be
> > encrypted [...]
> 
> Is there any inherent advantage to having /boot encrypted?

Presumably it should help with scenario such as [1].
But, as [2] shows us, the protection that's offered by encrypted boot is
incomplete as it relies on the fact that the bootloader (GRUB) was not
touched.

[1] http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/definition/evil-maid-attack
[2] https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2009/10/evil_maid_attac.html

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