Default Encryption Fails for Down-Level Implementations

Christian Lohmaier lohmaier+libreoffice at
Mon Mar 26 14:50:40 PDT 2012

Hi Enrico,

On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 11:01 PM, Enrico Weigelt <enrico.weigelt at> wrote:
> Just curious:
> Why an specific file encryption handling in yet another desktop
> application instead of general solutions, like encrypted storage
> or transmission media (eg. filesystem or blockdevice level ?).

Sending over your harddisk around using snail mail for document
exchange and handing out the passphrase for that encrypted media to
another person kind of defeats the purpose of having encrypted storage
in the first place

Hence the need for document-level encryption.


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