On Fri, 2011-03-04 at 11:55 +0000, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-03-04 at 06:50 -0500, Matthew Barnes wrote:
> > Can you go into more detail about why it's needed?  Would help me to
> > better understand the use cases.
> Mostly corporate paranoia. If your phone/tablet/laptop is stolen, the
> data on it should not be stored in clear text. That would let the thief
> read all your ultra-secret memo-list mails.

Would it not make more sense to encrypt files at the filesystem level
rather than piecemeal through individual apps?  A quick Google search
turns up several solutions for Linux.

I'm just recounting my experiences working for a defense contractor in a
past life.  IIRC, laptop hard drives had to be completely encrypted.

Perhaps it's a different story for mobile devices?

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