On Fri, 2011-03-04 at 07:17 -0500, Matthew Barnes wrote: > 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.
We do have that option already. We've been using ecryptfs for that, along with the PAM module that unlocks it automatically at login time. > Perhaps it's a different story for mobile devices? To a large extent, yes. The 'encrypt it all' solution means that you are forced to unlock the device to do *anything* with it, while from a user experience point of view we really do want to have a more fine-grained approach which allows you to easily use the device for personal things but just makes you unlock the *corporate* data before you access it. -- dwmw2 _______________________________________________ evolution-hackers mailing list email@example.com To change your list options or unsubscribe, visit ... http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/evolution-hackers