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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Full Disk Encryption and Home Directory Encryption

I was installing Ubuntu 10.10 using 10.10 Alternate CD. I chose 'Guided - use entire disk setup encrypted LVM'. After Specifying the passphrase for to encrypt the full disk, the installer ask me ...
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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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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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Advice on approaches to disk encryption in Ubuntu?

I'm considering encrypting the contents of my laptop, which runs Ubuntu 10.04 and has an ext4 + swap, and I'm wondering what the best options are here. I'm aware of: TrueCrypt: either block-level ...
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What is the easiest way to encrypt a dir? (on Ubuntu)

What is the easiest way to encrypt a directory on a Ubuntu based system? Let's say I have a laptop that is running Ubuntu 10.04, and on that I have some documents that should be kept safe (if I lose ...
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Reading an encfs volume from Windows?

I've been looking into encfs as a solution to encrypt my personal data. However I want to access this data both on Linux and Windows on different machines (synced through Dropbox). So far all Google ...
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Why should (or shouldn't) I use TrueCrypt's Virtual Encrypted Disk over encrypting my Windows partitions?

I have a Windows 7 laptop that I want to encrypt with TrueCrypt. I could create a Virtual Encrypted Disk, which appears to be a file that is mounted as a drive, and then I can store the files I want ...
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How to encrypt my system partition?

I want to encrypt my main hard drive (where I have my OS, programs, etc.) and I have looked for tutorials online but each one seems to follow different steps, some say that I need another partition to ...
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Wake-on-LAN with encrypted drive

I've set up a Ubuntu system as a server, with the entire drive encrypted. It needs the password at bootup, after the BIOS hands over to GRUB (at least I think that's when). I've since set up ...
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What's the easiest way to encrypt all of my files in ubuntu 10.04?

I'm looking for the easiest way to encrypt an entire hard drive of a personal computer, and I still would like it to be quick. I'd appreciate any help.
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Will hibernating an undergoing bitlocker encryption, damage the drive?

Yesterday, I began encrypting a 500GB harddisk. Now I have to go to college and during my absense, I want to hibernate an undergoing bitlocker encryption. But I want to know if this is going to create ...
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Program for keeping encrypted files

I am looking for a program for Windows 7 which will encrypt files specified by me and allow me to view/edit/delete those files without creating a virtual disk. I do not want to have virtual disk as a ...
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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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Linux laptop encryption

What are my options for encrypting the /home directories of my Ubuntu laptops? They are currently setup without any encryption and some have /home as a separate partition whilst others don't. Most ...
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Ubuntu: Mounting an encrypted fs dump

I have encrypted an Ubuntu partition with the standard partition password encryption ubuntu offers (LUKS, As far as I remember). I have dd-dumped this partition to another computer, and want to mount ...
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Light and efficient file encryption for Ubuntu.

I'm using ubuntu 9.10. The system is installed on one partition, and my /home folder is on another partiton. I'm looking for a way to encrypt both partitions in Ubuntu 9.10, I'm NOT looking for ...
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udev: Mount encrypted volume upon USB stick insertion

I have an encrypted partition which I would like to mount automatically when I insert a usb stick containing the key, and I'd like to unmount it (and close the mapper) when the stick is removed. I am ...
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Does Ubuntu store all personal data inside /home?

I'm getting a netbook today, and I intend to dual boot Ubuntu and XP in it while encrypting the hard drive for obvious reasons. Problem is: I know that encrypting the entire harddrive in a dualboot ...
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Detecting a TPM chip?

I have a HP Mini 311-1000CA netbook running Windows 7 Ultimate. I'd really like to encrypt the harddrive using BitLocker but I am unsure as to how to work out if the Mini has a TPM chip or not. Any ...
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How to encrypt data on an external hard drive?

I want to secure my external (1 TB) hard drive that I use as a physical back-up for my home computer so that if the drive is stolen (eg burglary) then the data is not easily accessible by a common or ...
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Want an easy to use Linux disk encryption scheme

In the interests of protecting personal info in case a laptop gets stolen, I'm looking for the best way to encrypt a Linux system. Disadvantages of whole disk encryption including swap: Pre-boot ...
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Fast copy from one TrueCrypt non-system volume to another

Is it possible to perform sector by sector copy of one TrueCrypt non-system volume to another? As I see, the clone software (Maxtor MaxBlast) does not recognize the mounted disks as the suitable ones. ...
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Mac OS X full-disk encryption, with Time Machine

I want to encrypt at least my home partition on my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.5. I know both File Vault and TrueCrypt would do this, but I also want to keep on using Time Machine to back up my ...
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Unable to reformat an Iomega Ego Encrypt drive on a Mac

One of my clients has an Iomega Ego Encrypt 320GB portable hard drive. When used with Windows, the drive has software that grants/disables access to the (encrypted) contents of the drive. The ...
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SSH with authorized_keys to an Ubuntu system with encrypted homedir?

I recently set up a new server with Ubuntu karmic 9.10, and when I created my home directory I chose to make it encrypted. Now, after loading my authorized_keys file into ~/.ssh, it isn't recognized ...
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Does full Volume encryption put an SSD into a fully used state?

SSDs, particularly of the common MLC variety, have a limited number of writes before the memory cells wear out. Through the use of wear leveling algorithms this is effectively worked around so that ...
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Moving an Outlook OST file to an encrypted drive

I've just moved my client over to a hosted exchange mail box.... He uses some open source software (i forget it's name) to encrypt one of his drives, and he wants to move his OST file to this volume ...
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How to setup disk-encryption with Ubuntu?

I'm interested how you can setup disk-encryption for Ubuntu, with as few hassle as possible.
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What software should I use to encrypt my hard drive? [closed]

I am currently running Windows 7 RC x64 on my home system, and am interested in encrypting my hard drive. I've heard good things about TrueCrypt, but am curious what other folks might suggest. I ...