Linux News: 4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Encrypt Your Linux Partitions

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    Popular Linux distributions make it pretty easy to encrypt your home folder or even entire partitions if you’d like, without many issues. This is a great option to have if you’re someone who needs their data, whether it’s the home folder or entire partitions, that need to be encrypted. In most cases, all you need to do is select a check mark, and it’ll take care of the rest.

    But some people select it just because it sounds like a good option to have (and it can be) and they don’t think about what kinds of consequences might result from such a move later on. By now you might be a****g, “What? How could encryption possibly be a bad thing?” Well, here’s why
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-reasons-encrypt-linux-partitions/

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