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Linux Unified Key Setup

The Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS) is a disk encryption specification created by Clemens Fruhwirth in 2004 and was originally intended for Linux.

While most disk encryption software implements different, incompatible, and undocumented formats, LUKS implements a platform-independent standard on-disk format for use in various tools. This not only facilitates compatibility and interoperability among different programs, but also assures that they all implement password management in a secure and documented manner.[1]

The reference implementation for LUKS operates on Linux and is based on an enhanced version of cryptsetup, using dm-crypt as the disk encryption backend. Under Microsoft Windows, LUKS-encrypted disks can be used with the now defunct LibreCrypt (formerly DoxBox).

LUKS is designed to conform to the TKS1 secure key setup scheme.[2]

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  1. ^ Fruhwirth, Clemens (2011-10-16). "LUKS On-Disk Format Specification Version 1.2.1" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-04-05.
  2. ^ Clemens Fruhwirth (2004-07-15). "TKS1 – An anti-forensic, two level, and iterated key setup scheme" (PDF). draft. Retrieved 2006-12-12.

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