Good quick and dirty primer on basic encryption techniques.
In your upcoming articles, are you going to discuss any of the following:
- Recommended software to perform these tasks
- Hardware dongles (USB dongles, swipe cards, etc), bioscanner devices (Fingerprint, retinal, etc), other devices that can be used to unique static information that can be used as a key
- Rotation schemes and updating of keys to provide for higher level of security incase of key breaches
- HOWTO on discovering what technique was used to encrypt information by looking at the encrypted data
I would be interested in reading about some high-level (256bit and above) encryption for a variety of filesystems for Mac, Linux and Windows systems that is integrated with some type of scanner device or hardware dongle. Ideally it would provide maximum security for a machine which may be physically compromised while maintaining complete data security.