AES (advanced encryption standard) is an encryption algorithm which is used by organizations like U.S. Department of Defense and standardized by the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Time).

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How do you create an AES XTS key?

I am interested in hacking around with Gluster cloud FS whose most recent beta uses AES with XTS only. It also requires openssl >= 1.0.1. The 1.0.1f Jan 2014 openssl (with 64 bit lib) install for my ...
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Do encfs stashes with the same settings produce encrypted files with same encrypted contents and encrypted filenames?

If I create two files with the same content and filenames (and paths) in two separate encfs filesystems that share the same settings and key, will the encrypted versions of those files (as well as ...
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Damn Small Linux: aes module not working

I try to get losetup with aes encryption working on a Damn Small Linux 4.11 rc2, but without success: # modprobe aes $ dd if=/dev/random ibs=512 count=256 of=crypt.img # losetup -e aes /dev/loop0 ...
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Changing encryption settings for Microsoft Office 2010/2013

Although there are Office 2013 settings to change how encryption is performed, when you encrypt Open XML Format files (.docx, .xslx, .pptx, and so on) the default values — AES (Advanced Encryption ...
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Create an AES encrypted ISO with Linux and open it in Windows [closed]

I need to create an .iso file in a Linux environment. That iso may be created with any CD-burner software. The cd must be supported in a Windows environment, and by people knowing the password, be ...
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How do I fix “WARNING: message was not integrity protected” when using GPG symmetrical encryption?

I've encrypted a file using symmetric encryption like this: gpg --symmetric myfile which results in a file myfile.gpg. Alright. Now let's decrypt the file again: gpg -o myfile --decrypt ...
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Upgrading from loop-aes to cryptsetup

Once upon a time, I had an encrypted external disk that I would mount thus: # losetup -e AES128 /dev/loop1 /dev/sdb1 # fsck /dev/loop1 # mount /dev/loop1 /mnt/wd # ls /wd There are those that say ...
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Disk encryption: advantages and drawbacks of hardware disk encription vs dm-crypt

I'm going to reinstall my system (Ubuntu) on a Samsung 840 pro SSD. This disk can do AES hardware encryption. I wonder what would be the drawbacks and/or advantages of taking this approach versus ...
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OpenSSL hash function for generating AES key

What hash function does OpenSSL use to generate a key for AES-256? I can't find it anywhere in their documentation. $ touch file $ openssl aes-256-cbc -nosalt -P -in file enter aes-256-cbc ...
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data safety in excel

If protecting workbook in ms excel (2010, 2007, 2003) is enough safe for a sensitive data? There is a possibility to choose encryption aes 128 bit in ms excel 2003 and 2007 (as default), from that ...
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How to use an old Kingston DataTraveler Vault Privacy USB flash drive on Linux?

My company provides me a DTVP with hardware AES encryption two years ago and the CDrom image does only contain tools for Windows and MacOS X. Kingston products now have support for Linux. Current ...
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Intel's AES-NI performance: Isn't the hard drive the bottleneck?

Will I see a performance gain with AES-NI using dm-crypt/LUKS for hard drive system encryption? Isn't the hard drive the bottleneck even without hardware acceleration?
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Speed of encrypted flash drive

I've encrypted my Transcend Jetflash flash drive (16 GB, USB2, ext2). Before the operation, the flash drive's speed was: # dd if=/dev/zero of=/media/JetFlash/file bs=1M count=256 Results with: 26,5 ...
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How to determine if zip is encrypted by AES

I have to determine encryption method of ZIP files I'm receiving. Mostly I'm interested to know if AES was used or not... Any idea ?
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Is it safe to store my passwords in an encrypted .7z/.zip by 7-zip?

Here is what I do: Type in all kinds of passwords in an excel file (.xlsx) Zip it with a password by 7-zip AES 256 length > 8 combination of A-Z a-z 0-9 symbols different from ...
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Questions on 'gpg2' security

I have a couple of questions on the security of gpg/gpg2 using symmetric encryption. They are (I imagine) very basic, so apologies if they are documented somewhere. The thing is, I don't know what to ...
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What is the minimum time-period for selecting a new AES?

After how many years submissions are accepted for a new AES? Few months back I heard the news of attacks on AES and it is suggested that AES-128 bit is more secure than AES-256-bit.