Posted on 1998-06-07
Okay, here's a simple question:
On Unix filesystems, is protected data encrypted at all?
For instance, if I had hdb1 mounted as /it, and I placed a single large file owned by root, the entire size of the partition, with some regularly repeating data onto it, and set the file as read for root only, then I removed the hard drive from the system, and used another computer to directly access the data on that drive, would I get the repeating data without having to decrypt?
Obviously, I would like this answered for most of the filesystems available to UNIX systems.