The pam_panic project is a PAM module which shall protect people who have value data on their computer. It provides a panic function. There are two different ways to use it:
Using two removable media previous your own password
There are two removable media which work as keys: the auth key and the panic key. The auth key will let you pass to the password prompt whereas the panic key, if provided, will securely erase the LUKS header, rendering the data unreadable.
Using two passwords previous your own password
There are two passwords you are able to set: the key password and the panic password. The key password will let you pass to the original password prompt whereas the panic password, if provided, will securely erase the LUKS header, rendering the data unreadable.
There’s an AUR called pam_panic-git. So you can install it with your favourite AUR helper.
There’s a PPA. To install pam_panic:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bandie/pampanic
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pampanic
Hint: In the (sad) world of Debian (Ubuntu is a fork of Debian) packages aren’t allowed to have underscores.
See the README.md.
- Support channel on IRC at #pampanic on chat.freenode.net - Feel free to idle. :)