DriveCrypt Plus Pack: encrypt only boot partition? And general DCPP question.
Posted on 2007-04-08
I'm using DriveCrypt Plus Pack 3.9 with one hd, which has 2 partitions c:\ (boot) and d:\ (data)
1. I've read different things about encrypting partitions with dcpp. Some say it's highly recommended to encrypt ONLY c:\ some do say c:\ and d:\ should be encrypted. (Remember it's one hd)
What do the experts think about it? Should I encrypt one or both partitions?
2. I do use Bootauth with 2 passwords to gain access. Both passwords do have a length of app 25 (numbers, chars, signs)
As the hd is encrypted with AES256 and this is know to be pretty safe, but what about the passwords? A length of 25 (using 2 passwords) is nice, but when someone wants to gain access, he hasn't has to decrypt the hd, he has "only" to brute-force the 2 passwords. (Or am I wrong here?) And to brute-force 2 passwords should be more easy than decrypting a hd which is AES256 encrypted.