Always when I install Linux OS (e.g. Ubuntu), there is a possibility to encrypt the home directory. I was asking myself why is this useful.
Is it good in the case when my harddrive is corrupted and I have to go to my manufacturer and let the harddrive at him for about a month for the reparation or exchange? He can't decrypt my data? Naturally, I can't bring the harddrive to him in this state.
What are the disadvantages of encryption of home directory when using it every day?
I was inspired by the question How do I get rid of a hard disk without exposing my source code?