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 do I use ACLs on an encfs filesystem?

I have a Debian server which I've set up file ACLs on. However, ACLs on the encfs filesystem I've made don't seem to be handled properly. The mount directory is setguid and has a default:group::rwx ...
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Trying to delete directory with “rm -rf”, but get message that it's not empty

I've tried deleting a directory using "rm -rf" and I'm getting the message "Directory not empty": Bens-MacBook-Pro:please benjaminhocking$ ls -lart empty_directory/ total 16 drwxr-xr-x 5 ...
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is there a way to stop mac osx disk encryption in progress?

I chose a 1T external drive for time machine and checked the "encrypt backups" option. I thought it will only encrypt the backups, but as it seems it is now encrypting the whole drive which has quite ...
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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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Clone McAfee encrypted partition to SSD

I have a corporate laptop with a slow 5400 rpm C: drive, and I want to clone the drive to an SSD drive to improve performance on the laptop. The plan is to replace the original drive with the new SSD ...
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Does a Windows 7 system volume encryption tool exist that allows remote unlocking via ssh during boot phase?

Does a tool/method exist which allows encrypting a Windows 7 system volume while providing the possibility to remotely unlock it via ssh during the boot phase? Is it even possible with Windows 7 (I ...
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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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FDE / SSD - partition and leave some unencrypted?

Just bought a used beast of a desktop pc. The system drive is setup as a Raid 0 SSD (Intel 510 SSD Drives) with 128 each. I will probably not have to many programs beyond office and maybe Adobe CS if ...
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How to change pass phrase of full disk encryption?

I installed Ubuntu 12 with full disk encryption, and now I want to change the pass phrase. How can this be done?
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Deniable encryption for Linux?

Browsing on wikipedia about some cryptography topics, I found this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deniable_encryption, and it sounds like a good idea, so I want to try it. I noticed that some programs ...
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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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installing linux on full disk encrypted machine [duplicate]

I have machine with windows 7 installed and full disk encryption using TrueCrypt. I'm wondering if there is a way to install linux next to windows but without reinstaling everything and loosing data? ...
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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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How can I mount an encrypted LVM under Windows?

I have a virtual machine with Ubuntu server with an encrypted LVM. I set up a virtual drive using imdisk to access its virtual hard drive without running the virtual machine, but I can't find any way ...
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TrueCrypt full drive encryption [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Full disk encryption on dual boot system using TrueCrypt I'm a little confused as to how TrueCrypt works. I have windows 7/linux(dual boot) installed on a netbook and I ...
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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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Single Ubuntu on Ubuntu virtualization for ssh-rescue-access and disk-decryption

I want to use dm-crypt on one of my Ubuntu servers, but I don't want to go there and type in the password every time I want to reboot. What are my best options? Virtualize the whole system so I can ...
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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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Restore bootmgr on encrypted Windows 7 (truecrypt)

I had Windows 7 and XP on my laptop (win7 had been installed before xp). I encrypted Windows 7 and after that I removed XP. Today truecrypt welcome me with message "bootmgr is missing". Is it ...
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Recover overwritten encrypted partition

I accidentally (due to a typo) have overwritten parts of my encrypted ext3 partition with an iso file: cat 200Mb-sized.iso > /dev/sdb Is there any chance to recover the files of the partition ...
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Extracting Data from a WD MyBook External Disk

I have a WD Essentials MyBook, which was working fine as my Time Machine volume on Snow Leopard. I have since upgraded to Lion and now the disk is really slow to access. I tried to take the disk out ...
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Full disk encryption on a dual boot system OS X/Win7 (one hard disk)

I have a macbook pro with lion on it. I'd like to put win 7 on it and dual boot it - on the same HDD. I'd also like to encrypt as much of it as possible and use open source encryption if possible. I ...
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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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Can drive encryption cause faster drive failure?

For about the past two years I've used TrueCrypt to encrypt my entire hard drive. During this time I've had a complete hard drive failure (data unrecoverable, had to RMA the drive) twice. I've never ...
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HDD full disk encryption. Is it necessary to secure erase all data before?

I want to create a secure backup. Therefore, I'll encrypt an external HDD using TrueCrypt. I wonder if it is necessary to do a secure erase of all remaining data before? I ask this because I heard ...
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Encrypted HDD vs. Power Outage. SOL?

Tonight I came home to one of my servers stuck during boot saying the boot drive couldn't be found. I have three HDD's in this server and BIOS picked up all three, but reported one as having a ...
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Full disc encryption with usb token

I want to encrypt whole disc on a laptop with a keyfile. Put the keyfile on usb flash drive. Next time, when user tries to boot the machine, first it requires to plug that usb drive which consist ...
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How to convert ext3 partition to use encrypted file system without losing data?

My embedded Linux device have 2 partitions: small root partition containing OS big data partition which uses ext3 I want to encrypt the data partition by using an encrypted file system. I don't ...
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LVM Encrypted Physical Volume versus Encrypted Logical Volume. Am I safe?

I'm somehow new to disk encryption techniques in Linux, but I have the basic notions about encryption. Here my conditions: I need to have "full disk encryption", including "/", not just "/home". I ...
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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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My Intel 320 SSD - is encryption automatic?

So, I have just received an Intel 320 series SSD. They state that once I set my ATA passsword (through the BIOS), that encryption will then be active. I see no sign of this noted in the SSD Toolkit ...
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Recover a truecrypt volume after windows 7 setup created a hidden 100MB partition on it

windows 7 setup created a hidden 100MB partition on a hard disk which was encrypted with Truecrypt. Truecrypt fails to mount it now. Is there any way to rescue the rest of the files? I was stupid ...
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Install Truecrypt on a MacBook for whole disk encryption of the Win7 partition in GPT mode?

I see a 2009 post at http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1590313&postcount=3 which ALMOST gets me there but requires MBR partitioning style. Anyway, I followed that and got: Mac OS X ...
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SSD with fast and strong hardware encryption [closed]

I'd like to storage solution which is both safe and fast. I know these two have been mutually exclusive in the past. However, is the situation still the same with modern SSD disks Do any SSDs ...
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Encrypting two partitions using TrueCrypt

Is it possible to encrypt both the windows system partition and a data partition, without encrypting the whole harddisk, using truecrypt? It's because the haddisk has other partitions with Fedora ...
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How to allow root user to start up under FileVault 2 in Lion?

I just enabled Whole-Disk Encryption (under the name FileVault 2) in Mac OS X Lion. In the setup process, I was asked to select the users whose passwords can unlock the startup disk. I have the root ...
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Cannot open BitLocker encrypted drive or use recovery key

I have encrypted my D: drive with BitLocker but the drive fails to open even when I enter the correct password. The recovery key is also not working. An error message pops up stating: BitLocker ...
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No space left on device with encrypted disk that takes all space

I use Ubuntu 11.04. There's no space left on device. I have encrypted the disk that takes up space (maybe it's good to disable it, but I don't know how). In shell, I get this message: No space ...
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LUKS encryption, Allow reboot without Password

I know PGP has an option to set a parameter so that the next reboot won't ask for the encryption password. I thought I saw the same functionality with LUKS/cryptsetup But, as it always happens, ...
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Truecrypt & luks, best from both worlds?

I am looking for multi-platform on-the-fly encryption tool, both truecrypt and luks /dmcrypt/ can provide, but I cant have dual boot /Linux&windows/ in this case, because TC does not support multi ...
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Encrypting my laptop hard drive

I've considered encrypting my laptop hard drive for a while now, but the only thing holding m back is my Microsoft SQL Server 2008 installation. I use my laptop for development and also have some ...
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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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If an old LUKS header with a compromised key is recovered, can it be used to read data?

From what I understand, even when data is overwritten on disk there is a possibility of it being recovered. From what I also understand, replacing/deleting a LUKS key is fast/trivial and does not lead ...
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Can I make a system backup, encrypt the disk, and restore everything with Ubuntu?

I'm repeating a question that I posted on Server Fault. It was moved by another user to AskUbuntu because of a lack of responses. I think this is the more appropriate place to ask, but I don't think I ...
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How can I recover an encrypted Linux partition after resizing, when the volume shows up as “Unknown”?

I had followed the this how-to on reducing the size of an encrypted (LUKS) partition. Everything went fine until the fdisk session. In the disk utility, the volume shows up as "Unknown" as opposed to ...
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Smart whole disk imaging backup compatible with TrueCrypt whole disk encryption?

I have used Acronis TrueImage whole-disk backups for a long time, and they've saved me on numerous occasions. The ease of restoring a system when you have a 3 day old full image of C:\ is just ...
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How can I take advantage of Full Disk Encryption used on SSDs?

Both my OCZ Vertex 2 240GB (with it's SF-1200 series controller) and my Intel SSD 320 support full disk AES encryption. I would like to use BitLocker on this laptop to prevent data theft, but ...
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Is it possible to run TrueCrypt without administrative privileges?

I'm looking at FreeOTFE, I don't know if it's compatible with latest TrueCrypt. Upon starting, it immediately results in an error message: FreeOTFEExplorer.exe has encountered a problem and needs to ...
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PGP Whole Disk Encryption status

Is there something stored locally on a computer with PGP Whole Disk Encryption that indicates its encryption status? The built-in reporting in PGP Universal Server is unreliable, so I would like to ...