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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How to disable DMA port in windows 7?

I want to use bitlocker. For security reasons (Direct memory access attacks), I want to disable FireWire Thunderbolt ExpressCard PCMCIA PCI PCI-X PCI Express Ref: Types of Attacks for Volume ...
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Unable to log into encrypted root drive after running virtual machine

I am unable to log into my encrypted hard drive on the host which is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop. This all happened after I did the following. Ran VirtualBox Created a VDI drive Installed Kali Linux (...
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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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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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Auto-mount/unmount truecrypt volume on login/logout

Ubuntu offers the ability to automatically mount/unmount the home directory using encFS when the user logs in or out. How can this be applied to a truecrypt volume using only a keyfile (no password) ...
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Dual Boot Windows (any Version) + Linux (any Distribution) with GPT/UEFI, full system encryption and shared partitions

I didn't think that my requiremetns were too special, but my search really didn't yield too many results, so I still got some quesitons unanswered. Basically I'm getting new hardware and will do a ...
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How can I find what type of encryption my DMG is using?

I have an encrypted DMG file on my Mac. Is there any way to use Terminal, and maybe the diskutil command to list what type of encryption the DMG is using? Or perhaps some other command? Or maybe there'...
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Uefi and full disk encryption with lvm on luks

I have an asus machine on which i can use old bios and new uefi. I've always used the old bios system, running a full encrypted debian with the following configuration: an unencrypted boot partition ...
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Differences between encrypting an actual PC vs a virtual one?

Are there any differences between using for example TrueCrypt to encrypt the system drive of an actual PC and a virtual one running on ESXi? Are there any security advantages/differences?
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Linux bootloader on USB-stick, load different kernel depending on hardware

I'm experimenting with a setup where I keep my kernel and initrd on a USB stick, and thus I can keep everything on the actual computers fully encrypted. Nothing is stored in clear text, and nothing ...
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Encryption of external HDD — accessible from windows without installation

I would like to use encryption on my external HDD but I would like to be able to access the encrypted data from Windows as well. As suggested in other questions, TrueCrypt is one option here, or I am ...
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Do there exist any published security audits of FreeOTFE?

I see that http://www.freeotfe.org offers FOSS encryption software for Windows. This software also has a Wikipedia article devoted to it. However, it appears to have received less scrutiny than its ...
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Right way of installing Windows 8 and Ubuntu with encrypted file system

Here is problem. for which I am looking for solution My Current Installation on laptop and HDD Partition is as follows. 500 GB HDD -- C: 35 GB [Windows 8 Consumer Preview] -- D: 195 GB -- E: 195 GB -...
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Change size on encrypted partitions with partition tools

OS: Windows 7 64-bit My laptop hard drive is encrypted. It seems like partition tool like Partition Wizard or Partition Master can't recognize the partition format, as it only display "unknown" or "...
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PGP Whole Disk Encryption (WDE) - how to image/backup the boot partition?

On Windows 7, I would like to backup the system partition. The whole disk, including the partition, has just been encrypted with PGP 10.1.2 SP3 (I'm obliged to use precisely this software for ...
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Moving folders into a Truecrypt volume on Linux and using symbolic links for them

I've been running Linux Mint for a couple months and now I want to apply some encryption to certain data-sensitive folders. I've read that Ubuntu has an installation option to encrypt everything in ...
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Truecrypting External Hard Drives?

I've always heard people talk about Truecrypting their external hard drives. How do they do this? Is the hard drive encrypted as a hard drive itself, or do you just make an Truecrypt image and then ...
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Reusing a USB flash drive with a hidden partition

I have a USB flash drive with a hidden encrypted partition on it. I'd like to reuse it, but so far I have been unsuccessful in wiping it. It is an SanDisk Cruzer 8GB with what I assume was with the ...
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Is there any benefit to full disk encryption if I always leave my PC on?

As I understand it, full disk encryption encrypts all data on a HDD and protects that data with a password. If I turn my PC off and it gets stolen, all my data, passwords etc. are protected. But I ...
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How to check if partition is Bitlocker encrypted

I am creating a Virtual Harddisk but I want to confirm that the partition on which I am creating VHD is not bitlocker encrypted. I am using windows 7 home premium. Thanks a ton..
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Is there any full disk encryption out there that does not have any forensic traces? Any effective method?

I've been testing quite a number of full disk encryptions but still new in computer forensic stuffs. I'm fully aware of decoy/hidden OS and cold boot attack though. Even Truecrypt and Bestcrypt ...
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Setting custom truecrypt boot prompt

I read a long time ago that you should set the truecrypt boot prompt to say something besides enter password. Is this still true? How can I do this, google search returns nothing useful.
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Nesting TrueCrypt File Volumes

Is it possible to nest TrueCrypt file volumes? In other words, if I create a TrueCrypt volume as a file and store it inside another TrueCrypt file volume, will it work? (As for what I'm going to ...
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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 many guesses per second are possible against an encrypted disk? [closed]

I understand that guesses per second depends on the hardware and the encryption algorithm, so I don't expect an absolute number as answer. For example, with an average machine you can make a lot (...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - full disk encryption without alternate installer?

Is there a way to have a full-disk encryption on Ubuntu without using alternate installer CD?
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FOSS cross-platform data drive encryption

Is there any dependable FOSS that provides hard disk encryption such that a data drive (i.e. not a system drive) can be moved between Linux, OS X and Windows systems, and can be read from and written ...
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Reinstall operating system on computer with full disk encryption

I have a computer that has checkpoint full disk encryption installed on it. For reasons I won't go into I can not remove the encryption. However I want to install a new operating system. I don't ...
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Whole-disc encryption offer protection when using files?

I've been trying to find an answer concerning whole-disc encryption and keep coming up short. Assuming PGP-disc, TruCrypt and so on work the same way, what happens when accessing data on an encrypted ...
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How to encrypt VM box via VBoxManage?

I've created VM box via Vagrantfile, however when I'm trying to encrypt the storage, I've got the following error: $ VBoxManage encryptmedium aaa-bbb-ccc-ddd-eee --newpassword - --newpasswordid ...
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Changing System Drive from GPT to MBR

I currently have an Acer Laptop running Windows 10. My system drive currently has a GUID Partition Table (GPT) but I want to convert it to MBR Partition Table. Doing this wont be a problem as I found ...
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Installing Ubuntu as dual boot on SED (self encrypting drive) SSD with existing Win7?

My 6430u Dell laptop will arrive with a 256 GB Self-Encrypting Drive (hardware encryption, opal). Can I install Ubuntu in a dual boot configuration? With a normal dual boot, I just boot off a CD or ...
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Truecrypt performance difference between AES and AES-Twofish-Serpent

Is there a significant performance difference between Truecrypt encrypted drives using only AES vs disks that use a triple algorithm scheme like AES-Twofish-Serpent?
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Using a Unix terminal to encrypt a disk under OS X

I'm interested in knowing whether there are any native utilities (possibly under diskutil) to encrypt a disk via the command line in OS X 10.8.4. I can use FileVault or Mac OS's Disk Utility Erase tab,...
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EFI System Partition and unallocated space?

I just got a 3 TB external hard drive (I didn't look closely enough and ended up buying one for Mac but I run Windows 7) and it came with a bunch of software I don't particularly want. I want to ...
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Is filesystem encryption any good if someone steals my computer while it's on?

I'm using Ubuntu 12, and during installation I have chosen to encrypt the disk and home directory. I only introduce the disk password the first time I log in, so I guess the disk is not encrypted ...
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Windows 7 Laptop - Truecrypt - Ubuntu?

I have a windows 7 Professional Laptop that has had the entire drive encrypted so as to require a password to allow it to boot up. There is only one partition on the drive that takes up the entire ...
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Encryption, loop device and journaling file system on Linux

I've been reading up on tools like Truecrypt, loop-AES and Cryptoloop that use a "loop device" to create an encrypted disk volume within a file. On the README page for loop-AES, it has this paragraph ...
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Windows 10 BitLocker on bootup presents just a blue screen but no password box or text.

I have a Windows 10 machine that used to work just fine. Now when you do a reboot the password box and text does not show. You can type the password and get enter and it will work. What would cause ...
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Can I reuse a SSD if I forgot the ATA password?

I want to use the hardware encryption of my Samsung Evo 850 SSD. I understood that I will have to set an ATA password in the BIOS. What happens if I forget the password (apart from the data loss) ? ...
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Hibernating made my computer unbootable

For some reason hibernation was not enabled on my Windows 7 install. So I enabled it, and then put the machine into hibernation. I use McAfee Safeboot on the machine (for data encryption). Upon ...
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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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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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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 there a way to use a keyfile with TrueCrypt full disk encryption?

Is it possible to completely encrypt a drive using TrueCrypt and then being able to decrypt it using a keyfile at boot time?
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Can TrueCrypt automatically dismount a volume when laptop shuts down?

I created an encrypted volume in a partition in my laptop. But I'm worried to forget to unmount it when I close the laptop (which may put it in standby or hibernate) and somebody be able to hack ...
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Recovering a LUKS encrypted partition from dump

I did a Linux Mint 15 install on my notebook a couple of weeks ago, and chose to encrypt the whole disk. Yesterday I could no longer decrypt it (that is, it insisted that either the passphrase or ...
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How can I encrypt my Windows 8 laptop?

I have a UEFI laptop with Windows 8 that has the GPT partition system. How can I do full disk encryption? It has been announced by the TrueCrypt team that they do not support Windows 8/GPT. I'm not ...
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Hard Drive Encryption

I have a new HP laptop 2540p and was wondering how hard is it to encrypt the whole hard drive? Does it slow boot time? Does it make loading programs take longer? You have to enter a password at boot ...
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How to autodetect device name in Linux

I have an encrypted USB dongue with cryptosetup, to mount it I have to execute a script that has hardcoded (or admits it as a parameter) the device name of that dongue that previously you had to ...