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Installing this package lets you configure a special “nuke password” that can be used to destroy the encryption keys required to unlock the encrypted partitions. This password can be entered in the usual early-boot prompt asking the passphrase to unlock the encrypted partition(s).

This provides a relatively stealth way to make your data unreadable in case you fear that your computer is going to be seized.

After installation, use “dpkg-reconfigure cryptsetup-nuke-password” to configure your nuke password.

Installed size: 65 KB
How to install: sudo apt install cryptsetup-nuke-password

  • cryptsetup
  • debconf | debconf-2.0
  • libc6
  • libcrypt1

Updated on: 2024-May-23