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Not only is home directory encryption veery noticeably affecting performance on my laptop (early C2D), but I also just discovered, that I can mount and read files on that "encrypted" home when booting my PC from another linux installation without the password being asked!

I basically have two questions:

  1. wtf??
  2. this approach is flawed and is dangerous, since it gives false sense of security to the people. It is also terribly slow. Why is it still there?
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closed as not a real question by Uri Herrera, RolandiXor, theDefector, Mitch, hbdgaf Sep 18 '12 at 20:34

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