Posts Tagged ‘security’

Update: I’ve now rolled this blog post into the Ubuntu wiki’s: EC2 Starters Guide page. Hopefully this helps out the Ubuntu community!

The informatics team here at MalariaGEN have been working with ec2 since before I joined them. So naturally, it’s one technology with which I’ve had to come to grips in the course of doing my job. For me, EC2 had a fairly steep learning curve, and after spending a while trying to learn it through doing, I decided that I would just have to spend some time getting properly to grips with how things worked. As part of that I decided to document it in a way that I’d not yet seen on the web: logically, comprehensively, explaining all the strange concepts and quirks that were clouding my understanding and stopping me from getting my job done efficiently. (more…)

I found a short article about how to mount a truecrypt volume from a shell script without showing password in process list, see also the comments which provide some alternatives and clarification.

I use…

echo $password | truecrypt -t -k "" --protect-hidden=no /path/to/ /media/truecrypt1

The -t option makes TrueCrypt work in text mode so you can pipe the password to a terminal prompt, and the other options (-k "" --protect-hidden=no) prevent TrueCrypt giving additional prompts which would otherwise confuse the piping of the password variable.