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 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 ...
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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 ...