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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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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Customizing LVM disk encryption splash logon screen

I just installed Kubuntu, and turned on full disk encryption and LVM. By default when booting up this machine I now get asked for my password twice. The first time is a relatively ugly boot splash to ...
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External hard drive doesn't show up in disk management and TrueCrypt anymore

In disk management, my external hard drive just says "Online" and has a drive letter but there's no box on the right with the disk size or the file system. My problem is that TrueCrypt can't find it ...
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Truecrypt Hidden Volume is Corrupted

Hi I have been using Truecrypt for a long time. And I encrypted 20GB drive using that. In which 15GB is outer volume and 5GB is hidden volume. Now what happened is, When I try to open the drive using ...
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Self-encrypting disk with no ATA password

I'm currently investigating self-encrypting disks (SED) and was wondering what would happen if I don't set an authentication key (AK) to protect the disk's data encryption key (DEK). Would it be ...
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How to install Ubuntu onto an OS X bootable and encrypted USB stick?

Im trying for now 3 days to install Ubuntu Desktop on an encrypted USB stick that is bootable by OS X. Preface: I tried it several times, destroyed 3 OS X installations, x Ubuntu installations and ...
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Encrypt data drive with USB key without encrypting the OS drive

In my computer I have a SSD with an OS installed, and a HDD with two partitions, one of them I use to store my user profiles and other potentially sensitive data. I would like to encrypt one of the ...
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Windows 10 Bitlocker Encryption and Storage Space

Does data encrypted by Bitlocker on Windows 10 take up more space than un-encrypted data?
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Bitlocked USB drive lost power, doesn't work

PC lost power while it was copying files to my encrypted 64gig USB thumb drive. When it came back up Windows 10 would just repeatedly pop up and say the drive needed to be formatted. I disabled ...
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How to mount a LUKS encrypted device with password prompt NOT at bootime?

I would like to automate the process of doing sudo cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/sdc sdc_crypt sudo mount /dev/mapper/sdc_crypt /mnt/data in one line with mount /mnt/data and only be prompted for the ...
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Can't seem to figure out how to encrypt Kali Linux post-installation

So I've been trying for the past few days now to encrypt my Kali install with LUKS. I've mostly been switching through different Linux distros to see what might be a good fit. I didn't choose to ...
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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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Can I save my removable drives' Bitlocker recovery keys?

I have an external USB 3.0 hard disk which I use frequently. I would like to protect the data on this drive with BitLocker. The only option I have is using BitLocker To Go. This requires me to enter ...
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What is the difference between a BitLocker startup and recovery key?

I would like to encrypt a system partition using BitLocker using a password (manage-bde -protectors -add c: -pw), but (safely) store a key elsewhere if I ever forget the password. Should I add a ...
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How to encrypt VM box via VBoxManage?

I've created VM box via Vagrantfile, however when I'm trying to encrypt the storage, I've got the following error: $ VBoxManage encryptmedium aaa-bbb-ccc-ddd-eee --newpassword - --newpasswordid ...
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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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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 EFI/UEFI theoretically steal LUKS password?

I usually keep my data private by encrypting the whole hard drive. My previous notebook had BIOS, without UEFI. I have bought macbook, want to install linux in dualboot there. So I wonder if EFI can ...
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Is it possible to have a HDD with Windows 10 and a Linux fully encrypted with VeraCrypt?

So I'd like to set up a multiboot system on my 4TB hard drive with Windows 10 64bit and a Linux distribution such as Debian and fully encrypt it with VeraCrypt. Is this possible? And if so how?
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First 32KB of logical partitions. What is there? Consequences of allowing/limiting access to it

This is a very low level disk question, and I have only been working with this stuff for a short time, and it is quite a different learning experience, so pardon any carelessness with terms, ...
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Can I reuse a SSD if I forgot the ATA password?

I want to use the hardware encryption of my Samsung Evo 850 SSD. I understood that I will have to set an ATA password in the BIOS. What happens if I forget the password (apart from the data loss) ? ...
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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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Which TrueCrypt Algorithm is the safest?

If performance is of no concern, which TrueCrypt algorithm is the safest to use? AES Serpent Triple DES Twofish AES-Twofish AES-Twofish-Serpent Serpent-AES Serpent-Twofish-AES Twofish-Serpent
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How do I install Windows on an encrypted drive when I've forgotten the password?

About a year ago I installed ubuntu on my notebook and made it encrypt my hard drive. Problem is, I don't know what password I used back then, 'cause I haven't touched the notebook in a while. Now I ...
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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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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 I save a LUKS (or other encryption) passphrase or key in the TPM?

The spec is rather complex. The software is rather sensitive, so I keep it on an encrypted volume. My assumption was SecureBoot with my own Platform Key to ensure only my signed boot-loader runs, and ...
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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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Encrypt multiple hard drives in Windows, each required for boot

I have two drives, a small SSD (boot device) and a much larger drive for data. I want to encrypt these drives, but the problem is that both of them need to be available at boot time. I have many ...
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Lenovo's password security

We talking about a T500 Lenovo notebook, but take the question generally. So: I have a BIOS password, a Windows password, a Boot password. Does that mean my HDD is hardware encrypted and I'm safe ...
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How does mounting/unmounting of containers hide/reveal data

I was looking to encrypt files/drives etc and came across VeraCrypt disk encryption tool. I am reading through the documentation and also downloaded the tool. It took hardly a couple of minutes to ...
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Intel Rapid Start Technology Incompatible with Whole-Disk Encryption?

I have a brand new Dell XPS 15 laptop, and I'm getting the following message popping up from time to time. Searching around, I see that Windows 8.1 is supposed to have whole disk encryption enabled ...
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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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What easy to manage file system to choose on Linux for homeserver?

I have a homeserver running on a HP Proliant Microserver Gen7 with 10GB of ECC Memory running Debian 8 (jessie). Right now i have one small system disk (backed up using rsnapshot) and 2x 3TB storage ...
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Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) and S3-suspend (sleep)

since my laptop is aging, but I love its 4:3 screen, I don't like relying on external media (also no USB 3 ports), and SSDs are too small for my budget, but I want full encryption (previously ...
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Cloning/Imaging A Mounted TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt Volume

From VeraCrypt's documentation (here, section "System Partitions"), it sounds like one should be able to: 1) Boot a PE (or secondary OS), 2-3) Create & mount a new, empty encrypted volume (...
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Could disk encrypted with cryptsetup on Linux be read on Windows?

I need to encrypt my USB disk so it's accessible both in Ubuntu and Windows 7. I plan to use cryptsetup in linux and another one in Windows, if that's possible. Is it possible to use cryptsetup drives ...
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Is it possible to have a cross-platform USB drive encryption when the Mac is locked down?

Is it possible to encrypt a USB drive cross-platform between Windows and OS X Yosemite when the Mac does not allow software installation? I heard that TrueCrypt is cross-platform, but you need admin ...
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How to enable SSD encryption?

I just bought a samsung evo 840, which supports encryption AES-256. Reading the very little documentation that I could find about SSD encryption, I found that I have to enter my bios, go to the ...
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How to install Ubuntu 15.10 on an encrypted RAID 1

I recently set up an Ubuntu 15.10 (desktop) on a encrypted RAID 1 and want to share how to achieve this as it didn't work out of the box and I didn't find any tutorial. So what I wanted to achieve was ...
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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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the system won't accept my encrypted volume

my volume just stopped working 3 weeks ago. It won't accept the password what is actually stored in the keychain. Strange thing is i can change the password in disk utility. I started to recovery all ...
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Lock access to external USB disk

I am using an external USB3 disk drive for backups. My PC works under Windows 7. So far, the USB disk has permanently been connected to my system. Probably not a good idea anyhow, as the disk is ...
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Why does BitLocker want a recovery key instead of a password?

I have a .vhd image of a BitLocker encrypted drive. When I mount and double click the drive, BitLocker wants me to enter a 48-digit recovery key and doesn't ask for a password. Why is that so and ...
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BitLocker hardware encryption cannot be activated on Win10 10586/1511

I'm having trouble enabling hardware encryption with BitLocker using Windows 10 build 10586 on a clean install with a Samsung 850 SSD. The encryption worked flawlessly before on build 10240. I've ...
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How can I protect a hard disk being read when drive is inserted into another computer without using encryption?

Besides using an encrypting-filesystem on-disk, what other options are there for password-protecting a hard disk, so that when it is removed from a computer's encasing or laptop its contents cannot be ...
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How to skip startup jobs for fstab? No timeout CENTOS7

So I was working on CentOS7 by encrypting one of my drives which worked perfectly manually. However, after making a mistake in the /etc/fstab and /etc/crypttab for mounting automatically it will get ...
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Can I access keyboard history without a keylogger?

By accident I wrongly typed a password (twice) that I completely forgot, when I was encrypting my external Toshiba drive with PGP Disk. I have no backup, nor *.krp files to repair my key, but I am ...
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Can files be recovered from a disk encrypted with FileVault?

I formatted a USB stick that had an HFS+ partition encrypted with Apple's FileVault. This seemed like a good idea at the time, but now I would like some of the data back. The drive was not ...
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TrueCrypt - ran “decrypt” by accident on wrong disk which was not encrypted - how to “encrypt” it back?

basically I had normal, not encrypted disk, which I thought is my truecrypt drive. I booted from TrueCrypt Rescue Disk.iso and selected "Permanent Decrypt my data". It complained about key data being ...