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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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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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How to sniff passwords remembered by applications?

Suppose someone forgets their password for a web application such as gmail, facebook or some other application installed on the system such as skype, but the web browser or skype still remembers the ...
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Setup SD Card so it only runs on a single Windows 8 PC

A few of our staff are running Windows 8 laptops with only 100gig solid state drives. Recently some of them have been running out of drive space. The main user of drive space is the shared Google ...
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Set parameters for Linux Full Disk Encryption?

How do I change the parameters (algorithm, hash, key-lengh, block-size, IVs, mode-of-operation, key-derivation function etc.) for the encryption being used by Linux built in Full Disk Encryption ...
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Encrypting a bootable (Windows Portable) USB drive

I know it's possible to install Windows on a USB flash drive and in theory any PC you plug it into will boot the said Windows install, provided Windows will have suitable drivers for the hardware. ...
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Truecrypt Full Disk Encryption - Bootloader on USB stick/pendrive

I thought about way to hide that I'm using truecrypt on HDD, other than truecrypt built-in decoy-OS feature - it has lots of disadvantages. My idea is simple: Use full disk encryption on my system ...
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What happens if i move a file from a Bitlocker drive?

If I move a file from a bitlocker enabled drive/partition to a non bitlocker drive/partition what happens to the file? Does it stay encrypted but unreadable? Does encryption disappear?
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Is there an AES 256 LUKS encryption option in Fedora? [closed]

I have certain information on my drive that I don't want anyone (not even me ;) ) to gain access to. I read recently that Fedora only offers EAS 256 LUKS encryption. This just isn't secure enough ...
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Is there an AES 256 LUKS encryption option in Fedora?

it was suggested that my post (http://security.stackexchange.com/questions/73140/is-there-an-aes-256-luks-encryption-option-in-fedora?noredirect=1#comment120019_73140) would be better if I asked it ...
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How to demonstrate disk encryption?

I'm having security classes and in one of the works I need to create a fictitious Company and demonstrate one security tool/improvement. I've chose to encrypt one Windows VM with TrueCrypt (AES) and ...
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Issue with McAfee End-Point-Encryption reading the disk constantly

Recently installed McAfee End-Point-Encryption in my new laptop. After installing the HDD is on constant read state only, causing high heat emission. Is it a known issue? If it is, is there any ...
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If TPM owner password set in linux, how to enter owner password in windows to enable bitlocker?

I have successfully taken ownership of, and used various features of, my tpm in linux, using tpm_takeownership and related applications. Now when I try to enter the owner password in windows to ...
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Linux authenticated encryption

Is there a way to use authenticated encryption under Linux? I already have used FreeBSDs GEOM_ELI for encryption and GEOM_ELI offers an option to combine SHA256-HMAC with AES-XTS to provide both ...
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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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Unlock locked drive with Bitlocker using Password?

I have a Bitlocker encrypted drive and when I encrypted the drive, I saved the Recovery Key to my USB. Then I changed my system windows from 8.1 to 7 (because of some reasons) and suddenly lost my ...
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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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Will re-formatting a hard drive get rid Of Symantec's PGP disk encryption?

My machine has it's whole disk encrypted with Symantec PGP technology, the one that brings up the grey screen for a password before the operating system boots. Can I reformat the hard drive, and ...
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Setting up remote git repo that is on an encrypted drive?

I would like to set a remote git repo that I will be pushing to regulary, which is easy to do. But I want to set up this remote repo to be on a LUKS (Linux Unified Key Setup) formatted drive (via ...
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Encrypting boot SSD and data drive

I use a 120GB SSD as my boot/system drive, and I have a 1TB SSHD that I use as a data drive. Many of my applications are stored on the SSHD, and Windows does not function properly if the data drive is ...
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Install Old Computer's Hard Drive On A New Computer? [closed]

After my laptop got messed up I switched to my HTPC (Intel i3, HD Graphics 2000, 500GB refurbed WD HDD, Windows 7, and a P8H77-I mini ITX Asus Motherboard). I have the hard drive from my previous ...
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How do I create an encrypted mountable read/write disk image under windows?

I know that in linux and osx it's easy to create a disk image that is encrypted and (given you know the key) can be mounted and you can read/write its content. Under windows there are plenty of tools ...
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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 ...