Feature request for deniable encryption?


#1

Can we support Deniable Encryption for the entire operating system? Something that VeraCrypt does for Windows, unfortunately VeraCrypt does not support a hidden OS feature for Linux.

So the option should apply either for the home partition or the entire OS where it creates a hidden OS within the same partition or it creates a hidden home partition.

The way it would work is that the outer password would unlock the outer container, this is where a bunch of fake sensitive files will be stored, making it look like a daily operating system. Whereas the inner password would unlock the inner container of operating system or inner home partition, this is where the real files will be stored.

Having just a standard encryption is not enough as authorities can legally force the user to give up their encryption passwords, thus making standard encryption quite useless. Deniable Encryption can help circumvent this.


#2

Would something like this work for you?

https://blog.linuxbrujo.net/posts/plausible-deniability-with-luks/


#3

they really don’t have to force YOU to do anything. the librem 13/15 latops have not reached the point where they could be free of potential backdoors or other forms of penetration … see https://puri.sm/learn/freedom-roadmap/

this is because even if a driver bundled with the linux kernel might be open-source most of the time it calls upon proprietary firmware present in one of the non-yet-freed hardware (yeah ssd too) https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/loyal-computers.html


#4

Unfortunatly it is overly complicated though


#5

it was designed to be like this so it would be very hard - almost impossible to break free. so what you have asked is possible only in regards to other users/entities such as yourself who don’t control the actual backdoor or other invasive means present at the lowest levels of the bare-metal individual components.

or you could in theory achive what you just asked if you knew first hand HOW those said “built-in features” worked in relation to the WHOLE.