Disk encryption is the process by which every bit of data on a disk is encrypted, protecting it against unauthorized persons.

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Encrypting a bootable (Windows Portable) USB drive

I know it's possible to install Windows on a USB flash drive and in theory any PC you plug it into will boot the said Windows install, provided Windows will have suitable drivers for the hardware. ...
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Encrypting a second partition with FileVault

I'm running Yosemite, and I've just carved out a second partition from the harddrive which I would like to encrypt. The main boot partition is not encrypted (no real sensitive data on it). How do I ...
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Win7 drive encription without TPM or USB [on hold]

Do you know any drive encryption solution that works without TPM can work without physical token (pendrive, CD, etc...), with only a password ? I had the misfortune to buy a laptop without TPM ...
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What happens if i move a file from a Bitlocker drive?

If I move a file from a bitlocker enabled drive/partition to a non bitlocker drive/partition what happens to the file? Does it stay encrypted but unreadable? Does encryption disappear?
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Is there an AES 256 LUKS encryption option in Fedora?

it was suggested that my post (http://security.stackexchange.com/questions/73140/is-there-an-aes-256-luks-encryption-option-in-fedora?noredirect=1#comment120019_73140) would be better if I asked it ...
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Is there an AES 256 LUKS encryption option in Fedora? [on hold]

I have certain information on my drive that I don't want anyone (not even me ;) ) to gain access to. I read recently that Fedora only offers EAS 256 LUKS encryption. This just isn't secure enough ...
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How to demonstrate disk encryption?

I'm having security classes and in one of the works I need to create a fictitious Company and demonstrate one security tool/improvement. I've chose to encrypt one Windows VM with TrueCrypt (AES) and ...
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DiskCryptor error. Can it be fixed? or what equivalent disc encryption software should be installed? Thanks

DiskCryptor is giving me the error: "Not enough space after partitions to install bootloader. Install bootloader to first HDD track?". Then after clicking YES, I get "Error code: 20" then upon ...
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Issue with McAfee End-Point-Encryption reading the disk constantly

Recently installed McAfee End-Point-Encryption in my new laptop. After installing the HDD is on constant read state only, causing high heat emission. Is it a known issue? If it is, is there any ...
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If TPM owner password set in linux, how to enter owner password in windows to enable bitlocker?

I have successfully taken ownership of, and used various features of, my tpm in linux, using tpm_takeownership and related applications. Now when I try to enter the owner password in windows to ...
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Linux authenticated encryption

Is there a way to use authenticated encryption under Linux? I already have used FreeBSDs GEOM_ELI for encryption and GEOM_ELI offers an option to combine SHA256-HMAC with AES-XTS to provide both ...
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Unlock locked drive with Bitlocker using Password?

I have a Bitlocker encrypted drive and when I encrypted the drive, I saved the Recovery Key to my USB. Then I changed my system windows from 8.1 to 7 (because of some reasons) and suddenly lost my ...
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Brute-forcing external HD password (Fnet Password Protection Manager)

A colleague owns a Sony hard drive which comes with Fnet Password Protection Manager software, which encrypts the hard drive contents using a password. Said colleague forgot part of the password, but ...
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Setting up remote git repo that is on an encrypted drive?

I would like to set a remote git repo that I will be pushing to regulary, which is easy to do. But I want to set up this remote repo to be on a LUKS (Linux Unified Key Setup) formatted drive (via ...
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Encrypting boot SSD and data drive

I use a 120GB SSD as my boot/system drive, and I have a 1TB SSHD that I use as a data drive. Many of my applications are stored on the SSHD, and Windows does not function properly if the data drive is ...
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Install Old Computer's Hard Drive On A New Computer? [closed]

After my laptop got messed up I switched to my HTPC (Intel i3, HD Graphics 2000, 500GB refurbed WD HDD, Windows 7, and a P8H77-I mini ITX Asus Motherboard). I have the hard drive from my previous ...
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How do I create an encrypted mountable read/write disk image under windows?

I know that in linux and osx it's easy to create a disk image that is encrypted and (given you know the key) can be mounted and you can read/write its content. Under windows there are plenty of tools ...
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Problems with BitLocker Recovery Key

I locked a pen-drive about 6 months ago and went and lost it. It didn't have anything on that was important at the time so naturally, I forgot about it. I've just found it again and i'm in need of the ...
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Operating System showing alerts on each time it is started and Virtual Machines are not starting

Yesterday my system showed that there is some internal memory error 0X00 some number in so many alert boxes,then it showed google chrome crashed.I restarted the system and then it was asking if it ...
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Cannot create LUKS container on external harddisk

I have an external USB drive, where I had two partitions. A 100 MB partition where I store my password manager file, and the remainder (500 GB) of the drive for the actual data in a LUKS container. ...
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Can I save my removable drives' Bitlocker recovery keys?

I have an external USB 3.0 hard disk which I use frequently. I would like to protect the data on this drive with BitLocker. The only option I have is using BitLocker To Go. This requires me to enter ...
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Full drive encryption using usb mouse reciever as decryption key

The title says it all. Is there a way to have full drive encryption that would decrypt if my usb wireless mouse receiver was plugged in? Primarily using linux. Have a Windows partition.
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Locking a partition/drive

I am working in an environment where people share the same PC running Windows 7. I would like to put my private files in an encrypted partition so that I can lock it when I leave the PC, yet leave the ...
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How to mount encrypted rootfs using uboot without entering password on beaglebone black

I am using Beaglebone Black as my board. I want to encrypt internal eMMC of BBB.(rootfs) I am using debian. there is two partition on eMMC. 1st for boot :vfat 16 (which include MLO and u-boot.img ) ...
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Multi-boot encrypted operating systems on EFI

I'm getting ready to "redo" my desktop computer, encrypting all of my partitions as I install the operating systems. I currently boot with EFI. I'm looking to install both Ubuntu 12.04 (really ...
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Possible to make bitlocker prompt for password everytime?

I want a solution that will encrypt my drives and ask for password the first time I try to access a drive after boot, is BitLocker able to do that? If so, how?
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How does SSD wear-leveling work on software-encrypted drives?

I'm using LUKS/dmcrypt to encrypt my SSD boot drive. How does wear-leveling and effective garbage collection/TRIM work on encrypted SSD partitions?
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Decrypting a BitLocker-ed that uses TPM

I'm looking at Dislocker but i cant figure out if a drive that is locked using TPM, but has those details stored in AD, can be opened using Dislocker. Does anyone know? EDIT: Dislocker is a linux ...
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How do I determine what ciphers & cipher modes I can use in dm-crypt/LUKS?

I'm using an Ubuntu-based system, and I'm having difficulty determining what ciphers and cipher modes are available to me. The cryptsetup man page says: "See /proc/crypto for a list of available ...
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Bitlocker without TPM: does the USB drive have to remain in the laptop?

I'm using TrueCrypt to encrpyt my harddrive, but with the vague ending of this product, I want to switch to Bitlocker. As I don't have a TPM chip in my laptop, I want to use a USB drive to ...
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How to retrieve information from an encrypted drive?

I encrypted my "F" drive and stored the recovery key. After someday, I tried to open the drive by typing the correct password but it wouldn't unlock. I then tried to unlock it by recovery key but ...
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Is it possible to add a key to an open luks volume whithout providing a current key?

As the title states, I need to know if there is a method to add a key that doesn't require the user to retype the password / provide a keyfile for an already open luks volume. I'd actually need to ...
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Is auto-logon on laptop with encrypted hard drive secure? [closed]

I have the complete hdd of my laptop encrypted (with the Windows built-in Bitlocker) and thus have to login two times upon booting (Bitlocker and user account). Since I'm the only person using the ...
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Full disk encryption with dm-crypt (without LUKS)

I currently try to achive full disk encryption using dm-crypt in plain mode without LUKS header with separate /boot on USB stick. Main goal of it is to achive plausible deniability on Debian linux ...
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How to install 2 encrypted instances of Linux Mint on the same SSD, both with different encryption passwords?

I'd like to have 2 different Mint installations on the same hard drive, each with each on set of encryption keys, so if I enter one password, it will boot on one, if I enter the other, it'll do the ...
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Is it possible to dual boot with Windows 7 encrypted with True Crypt and Linux Mint?

I wish I knew if this scenario is possible: Windows 7 Installation 1 (Encrypted) (Real) Windows 7 Installation 2 (Hidden Volume) (Fake) Linux Mint 16 "Petra" If you can not in the above manner, ...
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Intel Rapid Start Technology Incompatible with Whole-Disk Encryption?

I have a brand new Dell XPS 15 laptop, and I'm getting the following message popping up from time to time. Searching around, I see that Windows 8.1 is supposed to have whole disk encryption enabled ...
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How to Encrypt a virtual machine on Mac?

I'd like to encrypt a virtual machine that I will be creating. The host OS is Mac OS X and I am running VMware Fusion. I know Trucrypt is usually used but I have never used it before and haven't found ...
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Will re-formatting a hard drive get rid Of Symantec's PGP disk encryption?

My machine has it's whole disk encrypted with Symantec PGP technology, the one that brings up the grey screen for a password before the operating system boots. Can I reformat the hard drive, and ...
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Why on-the-fly disk encryption isn't availabe in GNU/Linux?

The way it is done in DiskCryptor. Dm-crypt doesn't provide such functionality, nor any other tool that i am aware of. Why is that?
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Separate BitLocker encryption for dual-boot Win 7 & 8 system--make only one drive accessible at a time

I am trying to setup a PC with the following setup: Dual boot, Win 7 and Win 8.1, each with their own partition. Both partitions encrypted with BitLocker At boot time, I select the OS I want to ...
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Whole-Disk encryption data corruption tolerance

I am thinking of encrypting external hard drives, flash drives, and internal storage hard drives with either TrueCrypt or DiskCryptor. I am concerned what happens if some part of the encrypted data ...
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Full disk encryption and advanced malware removal

Doesn't full disk encryption eliminate a key ability to deploy a LiveCD (e.g., Kaspersky Rescue Disk) and inhibit advanced malware removal?
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better than normal 256 encryption [closed]

I've had a quick look at TrueCrypt and see that it only uses a keysize of 256, unless I am mistaken. Are there (free, open source) products that do better than this (eg 512, 1024)? My usage is for ...
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Find out type of encrypted hard disk

say you get a random harddisk into your hands which is encrypted. is it possible just from the layout of the data to see what kind of encryption has been used? i.e. Bitlocker, Truecrypt, dcrypt?
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Restoring data from encrypted WinXP partition image

EDIT: it seems that the partition is encrypted with a full-disk encryption software that uses TPM—I don't see any other way the partition could be looking like it's fully encrypted, while at the same ...
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Using software to enable SSD's self-encrypting functionality on older motherboads

I'm considering buying Crucial M500 SSD drive with SED (self-encrypting drive; ATA password, TCG Opal 2.0, eDrive compliant). I'd like to use its SED functionality, but even after reading a bunch of ...
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How to encrypt a zpool in Linux

Does zfs on linux have a built in command to encrypt entire pools (or zfs file systems)? If not - how should one proceed to do so? (I'm running zfs on an Ubuntu Server 12.04LTE)
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How is LUKS dm-crypt secure if the key is stored with the encrypted data?

I'm not a an expert in cryptography, but I've read the project's faqs. How is LUKS dm-crypt secure if the key is stored with the encrypted data? To me, this seems like hanging a door key on the door ...
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Encrypt HP Laptop's Second SSD

I have a 500GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD. It is going to be used as a second SSD in a Windows 7 laptop. I have encrypted it with Truecrypt and tested it with Crystal Disk Mark, and I am getting 165 MB/s ...