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From Blowfish to AES

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Today I spent all the morning changing the encryption of my laptop’s home directory. Lately I’ve been trying Blowfish with blocks of 256bits, but found that it lags a lot my system under heavy load.

I used AES-256 before, and hadn’t such slowdowns. So today I decided to go from Blowfish back to AES.

I used a friend’s laptop to transfer my home directory. Then I format my /home partition with the new cipher and pulled back my personal files :)

(of course I shreded the files on my friend’s laptop ;-))

Now by beautiful beast is running back with AES-256 and HMAC-SHA1.