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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What alternative security measures are there to full drive encryption (for performance reasons)?

I'm evaluating full drive encryption using Truecrypt on my Crucial M4 SSD on Windows 7 32bit Pro on my Toshiba NB100 Atom N270 Netbook. I've encrypted this and noticed an increase in the boot time ...
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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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How do I encrypt a Samsung Evo 840 SSD?

I've purchased a HP Envy 15-j005ea laptop which I have upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro. I have also removed the HDD and replaced it with a 1TB Samsung Evo 840 SSD. I now wish to encrypt the drive to ...
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Encrypted folder with decryption through network on Windows 7

I'm trying to figure out some way how to have an encrypted folder, which could be decrypted throught network. I have Windows 7 Professional, I've searched for some ways, tried Bitlocker but it works ...
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Can I use Dropbox or SpiderOak with a whole disk encrypted system using TrueCrypt with no problems?

A bit silly question right here... Is it possible to use Dropbox or SpiderOak with a whole disk encrypted system using TrueCrypt whithout any problem syncing ? Can these applications recognize the ...
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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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Create incremental/complete backups from a fully encrypted disk using using TrueCrypt?

I have a tricky question about whole disk encryption with TrueCrypt for which I have never found a clear answer: What method do you recommend/use for create backups from a whole disk encrypted disk ...
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Securing USB or external HDD mounts with a password (open-source solutions)

I would like to have a password required each time I mount a USB drive or memory stick onto a Windows Vista or 7 computer. It seems to me like I would need an encrypting filesystem: move everything ...
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How do I determine what ciphers & cipher modes I can use in dm-crypt/LUKS?

I'm using an Ubuntu-based system, and I'm having difficulty determining what ciphers and cipher modes are available to me. The cryptsetup man page says: "See /proc/crypto for a list of available ...
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Creating disk image of encrypted disk

I'm Fedora 21 user for some time and I'd like to create disk image to escape installing everything over again when something fails. I have encrypted storage and that fact makes me wonder. How do I do ...
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USB Copy Protection [duplicate]

I am providing video and pdf content to my buyers/readers. And looking for some solution, where I can protect USB to get copied, means : People should not be able to copy from USB (Copy/SaveAs) ...
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Can I make a encrypted image by using openssl encrypt tools instead of dmsetup?

Generally, I can create a encrypted ext4 image by do this: fallocate -l 6553600 encrypt.img losetup -f encrypt.img dmsetup create encrypt_disk --table "0 12800 crypt aes 32BYTEKEY 0 /dev/loop0 0" ...
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Do TPM modules only work for motherboards of the same vendor?

Most types of desktop computer parts are agnostic of the vendor. For example, you can use a DDR RAM from any vendor on a motherboard from any vendor, as long as they have the same standards. If I ...
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Advantages of Enabling Firmware Password Protection

What security advantages, if any, would be gained by enabling Firmware Password Protection on a mac that already has filevault encryption for the disk?
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Sophos “Enterprise Console” Full Disk Encryption adding a user

We have rolled out the "Full Disk Encryption" from the Enterprise console suite. Recently new users are not being added after the machine was running - new users who login when past the on boot ...
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How to fix “Windows not on boot drive”?

This is the message I receive when attempting to FDE (full-disk encrypt): VeraCrypt Volume Creation Wizard WARNING: Windows does not appear to be installed on the drive from which it boots. ...
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Signature not found in user keyring

I have encrypted /home/username and after some time I changed user password which leads to error on login ""signature not found in user keyring perhaps try the interactive 'ecryptfs-mount-private'". I ...
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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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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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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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Problems with BitLocker Recovery Key

I locked a pen-drive about 6 months ago and went and lost it. It didn't have anything on that was important at the time so naturally, I forgot about it. I've just found it again and i'm in need of the ...
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How best to iron out disk I/O lag cause?

Running luksCrypt (which I know causes some lag esp. with my -c serpent-xts-plain64 -s 512 -h whirlpool setup) but as of late lag has become very much more noticeable. I use xfs and lvm on this ...
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Can DoxBox ( or FreeOTFE Encfs Truecrypt ) prompt and mount an encrypted file volume or encrypted disk partition before Windows boots to its GUI?

I would like to Encrypt a secondary drive (NOT the OS/boot drive) and have it mounted and drive letter mapped etc, before Windows 7 gui boots up. This is because I will have mapped some user data onto ...
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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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Recovering data from Mac OS X encrypted SSD with broken MBR

On my Mac, running on Mawericks OSX, I had whole encrypted SSD (240 Gb). By mistake (instead of external, and same size! HDD plugged in), I've chosen wrong disk (my SSD) for Linux installation. So on ...
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Disk encryption password prompt doesn't appear - Linux Mint 17.1

I've installed Linux Mint 17.1 on my desktop computer with full disk encryption set up. Upon starting my computer and after the splash screen, a black screen appears, and does not move on. If I type ...
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can we do the full disk encryption of a already installed Linux machine?

I need some information regarding any possibility to do full disk encryption for a already installed Linux system(e.g centOS or Ubuntu). Is there any default mechanism for FDE present in Linux like ...
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Full Disk Encryption in existing Linux system without erasing any content from the drives

I am trying to achieve "Full Disk Encryption" in a already installed Linux system. I have come across with LUKS with dm-crypt, it can encrypt a drive/entire disk, but before encrypting it is ...
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Unable to unlock encrypted hard drive using the password

I am trying to unlock my USB hard drive with the password. When I enter the password to unlock the drive, I am receiving the following error message: Bitlocker Drive Encryption failed to recover ...
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Storing LVM encryption key on network share

I want to encrypt all my LVM LV's and have them automatically unlocked on boot using a keyfile available on my network. I can make the files available by SMB, NFS, HTTPS, etc. I have Ubuntu Server ...
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Separate BitLocker encryption for dual-boot Win 7 & 8 system--make only one drive accessible at a time

I am trying to setup a PC with the following setup: Dual boot, Win 7 and Win 8.1, each with their own partition. Both partitions encrypted with BitLocker At boot time, I select the OS I want to ...
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Failed Yosemite TimeMachine “Use Drive (with Encryption)” renders drive unmountable on reboot

I turned on TimeMachine and told it to use my Drobo volume for backups, and checked the box for encryption. It thought about it for a few minutes and then bailed with an error stating that it ...
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Ask for password every time i mount encrypted partition

So I created an encrypted partition on my main hard drive. Mac OS X would ask for its password only when I would start the system. Then I unmount it, then I try to mount it again and OS X wouldn't ...
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can we use bitlocker on external hdd of 1TB

I thought of using Bitlocker on my new Western Digital(My Passport) external HDD. It is powered through USB and no separate power source. I searched in the internet related to this and saw few posts ...
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How to tell if my laptop is protected by FDE?

My new laptop has multiple hard drives, but my system drive is a Samsung 840 EVO (an SSD). According to Samsung's website, the drive supports hardware-based full-disk encryption (which, although it's ...
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KVM disabled by BIOS

When starting my Linux laptop I see KVM disabled by BIOS. What does this mean for encryption and security? There is no virtualizarion option in the BIOS. What can I do?
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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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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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use a eikon fingerprint reader for full disk encryption

I have a eikon finger print reader and im wondering if anyone has any ideas of how i could use it to decrypt a Linux partition. I would ideally like it to work with my Manjaro installation (which is ...
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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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DiskCryptor error 20. Can it be fixed or there is the need to change the encryption software?

DiskCryptor is giving me the error: Not enough space after partitions to install bootloader. Install bootloader to first HDD track? Then, after clicking YES, I get Error code: 20 then ...
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Problem enabling drivelock on HP notebook

I want to enable HP drivelock for our colleagues. They are using HP 4540s notebooks. We upgraded the default hdd to a new ssd. Then we tried to enable the drivelock password. For most of the users ...
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Can i install a different OS while the harddrive is encrypted with truecrypt?

I want to install Ubuntu on my computer with running currently windows 7 but the harddrive is encrypted with truecrypt, Is this possible or can't i use the harddrive after formatting the partitions?
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Best first steps for a hard drive?

I volunteer my time to service my schoolmates, fixing their problems, but conversations have come up about surveillance and hacking. I've been watching DEFCON's videos, and have learned that even ...
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Migrating existing Debinan installation to LVM on LUKS with encrypted /boot

I have a VirtualBox with Debian Jessie. After some point I decided to create new virtual drive, encrypt it with LUKS, and copy old system to it without reinstalling. I've used several guides (1,2,3,4) ...
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Full disk encryption with dm-crypt (without LUKS)

I currently try to achive full disk encryption using dm-crypt in plain mode without LUKS header with separate /boot on USB stick. Main goal of it is to achive plausible deniability on Debian linux ...
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How to decrypt inaccessible Windows 7 drive

I was in the process of encrypting my hard drive (which I have done multiple times in the past) with DiskCryptor when I suddenly needed to shut down my laptop. I clicked on pause (which has always ...
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Can I encrypt live volume using DiskCryptor?

I am running Windows Home Premium Edition. I downloaded and ran DiskCryptor. OS and Data and everything on drive C:. I set DiskCryptor to volume C: and clicked Encrypt. After entering password and ...
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Setting Rules for opening of Disk Utility programs

I have a OS X Yosemite mac and am attempting to create a special encrypter, hopefully using Disk Utility. I would like, instead of having a password protected folder, a double locked folder. I would ...
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Suggestions for use case pattern using truecrypt to encrypt user folders in windows 8.1

I have a new windows 8.1 notebook computer and I want to use truecrypt with it to make all of my data secure. My computer has 2 different drives. My first idea was to encrypt all of my drives. ...