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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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 ...
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How do I resize a FileVault 2 encrypted partition?

Running Mac OS X Lion. My current setup is a 250 GB partition, encrypted by FileVault2, for Lion. Old Snow Leopard install is in second half, another 250 GB partition, unencrypted, of the same disk. ...
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Remote login with pre-boot authentication (KVM switch)

I want to use full disk encryption with pre-boot authentication (Truecrypt) and somehow remotely enter the pre-boot password. KVM switch is apparently what I need. There seem to be billion different ...
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Does FileVault2 on OSX Lion encrypt bootcamp partitions?

When using FileVault2's Whole Disk Encryption, does it encrypt a bootcamp partition? If not, does it still allow access from Windows to the encrypted Mac disk? What about Parallels access of bootcamp ...
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How can I get my Time Capsule to be encrypted with FileVault now that my Macs have full disk encryption?

It seems absolutely idiotic that my disks are encrypted and automatically send all of their data unencrypted to NAS.
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Comodo disk encryption wants password

I recently downloaded from Comodo their disk encryption software and started encrypting my "c" drive, but didn't know it would take at least 2-3 hours to encrypt and I started at 11:30 at night. I ...
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How to implement full disk encryption on Linux?

The only reason why I don't use Linux (even though I prefer Linux over Windows, and can do everything faster and more efficiently) is because each time I try to learn about dm-crypt I give up. Can ...
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Writing Encrypted Data on DVD

I've tried Nero SecurDisc for writing Copy Protected, Password Protected files on DVD which requires Nero SecurDisc Viewer to decrypt them. But It doesn't seem to have an option to protect/encrypt ...
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Bad performance with Linux software RAID5 and LUKS encryption

I have set up a Linux software RAID5 on three hard drives and want to encrypt it with cryptsetup/LUKS. My tests showed that the encryption leads to a massive performance decrease that I cannot ...
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Does Truecrypt allow arbitrary levels of nesting hidden volumes?

If it has just one level of hidden volume, that throws plausible deniability out the window. If the intimidators don't find what they're looking for in the outer volume, they'll probably believe you ...
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Mount an encrypted volume stored on a remote server over ssh/ssl/vpn/nfs/webdav/samba?

What is the best tools to use to mount an encrypted volume stored on a remote server? The encryption/decryption should be done on the client side. I think about first using NFS to mount a remote ...
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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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TrueCrypt vs BitLocker + EFS proper usage

I need to protect sensitive data on my computers both at home & office. Home: Win 7 Ultimate, shared with others, I'm the only admin. Many people boot it. Work: Windows XP Pro under domain, ...
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Securing a Linux server when there is potential physical access

We want to set up a Linux server (hosting Git or later SVN repositories) which should have all stored data strongly encrypted, so that if one steals the server the data cannot be read. For example, ...
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Creating a disk image of dm-crypt/LUKS encrypted LVM partition (Linux)

Is there any disk imaging software out there that can intelligently take an image of an encrypted LVM partition, if I provide the passphrase? I am referring to software that is similar to Clonezilla ...
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Scramdisk for Linux (SD4L)

I can't find any evidence of people using Scramdisk for Linux anywhere. Is it a dead project, or is it just too new for people to trust its reliability and security? Have any of you used it for any ...
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Encrypt a USB flash drive, open without additonal software

Hey, I want to encrypt a USB flash drive, I know TrueCrypt is excellent, but I want to be able to open it on any computer without installing additional software. Thanks
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Password protect External Hard Disk that works both in Windows and in Ubuntu

I followed "possible duplicates" of my question but none of them cover full criteria that I need. I'm having a Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 500 GB Ext. Drive, Seagate provided me with a backup and ...
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Can TrueCrypt be configured to dismount volumes when you hibernate?

TrueCrypt can be configured to dismount volumes upon logoff but is it possible to dismount volumes when you hibernate windows?
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System encryption LUKS: What's the strongest and most secure key size?

I'm reading an article on the Arch Linux wiki about system encryption, in an example the author specified a 512 bit key. From what I read on Wikipedia regarding encryption ciphers it doesn't seem to ...
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losetup does not decrypt device in Ubuntu 11.4 as before

I had an external volume mounted using losetup for about two years. It was created using Ubuntu 9.4 and I used the same Ubuntu installation throughout all dist upgrades. Now as I bought a new laptop I ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 10.04 with full disk encryption alongside other operating systems?

I always used the Full Disk Encryption option of the alternate installer, but now I need to keep another OS running in the first partition but that option seems only to be able to use the whole disk. ...
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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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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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Best way to protect a server with encryption

I am planning to deploy a server at a customer location, probably either of linux/bsd based system. How can I ensure that the server is protected from data-theft/replication, for eg. someone(maybe ...
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Will wiping free space with pseudorandom in outer (decoy) volume damage the encrypted hidden volume?

I'm referring to system full disk encryption with hidden OS. Objective is to corrupt / damage the encrypted hidden volume the simplest way. Here's the scenario: I've created system outer (decoy) ...
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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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Fedora - what's the easiest solution for the in-place (without data loss) encryption of the (existing) /home partition?

I read that the installer can handle encryption easily, but I don't want to reinstall. TrueCrypt apparently can't encrypt a partition in-place and will require a format. I've looked around at some ...
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Best solution top keep data secure

What is the simplest and most elegant way of storing a small amount of data in a reasonably secure way? I am not looking for ridiculous levels of advanced encryption (AES-256 is more than enough) and ...
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Full Disk Encryption for Mac (Not PGP)

I purchased PGP Whole Disk Encryption for my Macbook Pro, and it's exactly what I need. After the Symantec acquisition, PGP no longer sells single licenses of the software so I can't purchase a ...
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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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Linux Bitlocker equivalent

Bitlocker is a harddrive encryption data protection tool which comes with Windows Vista Ultimate and 7. Does anyone know an equivalent for Linux distros like Fedora and Ubuntu?
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Performance losses due to whole disk encryption? PGP vs LUKS vs other?

How is performance impacted by whole disk encryption systems such as PGP or LUKS? How do PGP and LUKS compare in performance? Im working on Ubuntu 10.10