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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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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How does SSD wear-leveling work on software-encrypted drives?

I'm using LUKS/dmcrypt to encrypt my SSD boot drive. How does wear-leveling and effective garbage collection/TRIM work on encrypted SSD partitions?
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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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Does Linux support self-Encrypted Disk API?

In this article it is shown how easy it is to bypass BIOS ATA passphrases, and it ends with that using the disks self-Encryption Disk (SED) API from within the OS would not give a performance hit. On ...
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Decrypting a BitLocker-ed that uses TPM

I'm looking at Dislocker but i cant figure out if a drive that is locked using TPM, but has those details stored in AD, can be opened using Dislocker. Does anyone know? EDIT: Dislocker is a linux ...
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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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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 is LUKS dm-crypt secure if the key is stored with the encrypted data?

I'm not a an expert in cryptography, but I've read the project's faqs. How is LUKS dm-crypt secure if the key is stored with the encrypted data? To me, this seems like hanging a door key on the door ...
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Bitlocker without TPM: does the USB drive have to remain in the laptop?

I'm using TrueCrypt to encrpyt my harddrive, but with the vague ending of this product, I want to switch to Bitlocker. As I don't have a TPM chip in my laptop, I want to use a USB drive to ...
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How to retrieve information from an encrypted drive?

I encrypted my "F" drive and stored the recovery key. After someday, I tried to open the drive by typing the correct password but it wouldn't unlock. I then tried to unlock it by recovery key but ...
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Is it possible to add a key to an open luks volume whithout providing a current key?

As the title states, I need to know if there is a method to add a key that doesn't require the user to retype the password / provide a keyfile for an already open luks volume. I'd actually need to ...
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Is auto-logon on laptop with encrypted hard drive secure? [closed]

I have the complete hdd of my laptop encrypted (with the Windows built-in Bitlocker) and thus have to login two times upon booting (Bitlocker and user account). Since I'm the only person using the ...
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Create an auto-growing encrypted folder on linux?

I would like to create an encrypted folder on my ext4-data partition, where I can move some secret data into. how do I create such a folder? The drive is already more than half full, so is there a ...
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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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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 Encrypt a virtual machine on Mac?

I'd like to encrypt a virtual machine that I will be creating. The host OS is Mac OS X and I am running VMware Fusion. I know Trucrypt is usually used but I have never used it before and haven't found ...
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How to install 2 encrypted instances of Linux Mint on the same SSD, both with different encryption passwords?

I'd like to have 2 different Mint installations on the same hard drive, each with each on set of encryption keys, so if I enter one password, it will boot on one, if I enter the other, it'll do the ...
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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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OpenSUSE, encrypt root filesystem (or full disk) in running system [duplicate]

I would love to (actually I have to..) encrypt disk in my laptop. I have OpenSUSE 13.1, I'm very satisfied with it, I love it, but ... There is a need for disk encryption in my company and I am not ...
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Is it possible to dual boot with Windows 7 encrypted with True Crypt and Linux Mint?

I wish I knew if this scenario is possible: Windows 7 Installation 1 (Encrypted) (Real) Windows 7 Installation 2 (Hidden Volume) (Fake) Linux Mint 16 "Petra" If you can not in the above manner, ...
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losetup does not decrypt device in Ubuntu 11.4 as before

I had an external volume mounted using losetup for about two years. It was created using Ubuntu 9.4 and I used the same Ubuntu installation throughout all dist upgrades. Now as I bought a new laptop I ...
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Why on-the-fly disk encryption isn't availabe in GNU/Linux?

The way it is done in DiskCryptor. Dm-crypt doesn't provide such functionality, nor any other tool that i am aware of. Why is that?
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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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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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Whole-Disk encryption data corruption tolerance

I am thinking of encrypting external hard drives, flash drives, and internal storage hard drives with either TrueCrypt or DiskCryptor. I am concerned what happens if some part of the encrypted data ...
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Systemd - Suspend to disk (hibernate) with suspended filesystems/block devices

Situation: 1) I am using systemd to suspend to disk using: systemctl hibernate 2) I have mounted a filesystem on an encrypted block device, that I suspend using dmsetup suspend device in order to ...
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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 and advanced malware removal

Doesn't full disk encryption eliminate a key ability to deploy a LiveCD (e.g., Kaspersky Rescue Disk) and inhibit advanced malware removal?
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better than normal 256 encryption [closed]

I've had a quick look at TrueCrypt and see that it only uses a keysize of 256, unless I am mistaken. Are there (free, open source) products that do better than this (eg 512, 1024)? My usage is for ...
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Find out type of encrypted hard disk

say you get a random harddisk into your hands which is encrypted. is it possible just from the layout of the data to see what kind of encryption has been used? i.e. Bitlocker, Truecrypt, dcrypt?
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Encrypt HP Laptop's Second SSD

I have a 500GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD. It is going to be used as a second SSD in a Windows 7 laptop. I have encrypted it with Truecrypt and tested it with Crystal Disk Mark, and I am getting 165 MB/s ...
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Restoring data from encrypted WinXP partition image

EDIT: it seems that the partition is encrypted with a full-disk encryption software that uses TPM—I don't see any other way the partition could be looking like it's fully encrypted, while at the same ...
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Using software to enable SSD's self-encrypting functionality on older motherboads

I'm considering buying Crucial M500 SSD drive with SED (self-encrypting drive; ATA password, TCG Opal 2.0, eDrive compliant). I'd like to use its SED functionality, but even after reading a bunch of ...
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How to encrypt a zpool in Linux

Does zfs on linux have a built in command to encrypt entire pools (or zfs file systems)? If not - how should one proceed to do so? (I'm running zfs on an Ubuntu Server 12.04LTE)
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Dual boot Windows 8 x2 with truecrypt

For now i have that configuration: SSD - partition C - Windows 8 (unencrypted) RAID0 (2x500GB HDD) partition D - Data - encrypted with TrueCrypt. I want to make something like that: SSD - ...
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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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How can I restrict the acces to some folders on a shared PC

I've got a PC of which I'm admin. But also other people can access it as admin. The PC is on a Domain of which I'm not the admin. I want to encrypt some folder or all the hard drive. How can I ...
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Is there any full disk encryption out there that does not have any forensic traces? Any effective method?

I've been testing quite a number of full disk encryptions but still new in computer forensic stuffs. I'm fully aware of decoy/hidden OS and cold boot attack though. Even Truecrypt and Bestcrypt ...
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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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Reusing a USB flash drive with a hidden partition

I have a USB flash drive with a hidden encrypted partition on it. I'd like to reuse it, but so far I have been unsuccessful in wiping it. It is an SanDisk Cruzer 8GB with what I assume was with the ...
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SSD Cache with FDE (TrueCrypt, BitLocker, etc) on Windows

I wanted to bring back an old question, but with a twist. It has been answered, how an SSD could be used as a caching drive for a larger, mechanical drive. What I am looking for is to have the same, ...
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Once opened, isn't a volume encrypted using cryptsetup readable by all users?

A volume is encrypted using cryptsetup. Once cryptsetup open ... has been executed, isn't the mapped device then readable by all users on the host? If they know the file system, they can trivially ...
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Is it possible to have low level encryption on the disks of a Synology Disk Station DS213J (NAS)?

I know I can encrypt shared folders, but unfortunately not the home/homes folder. All I want is that if my NAS is stolen than all data is unusable. I don't need to have different encryption for each ...
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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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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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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 ...
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dm-crypt on whole disk - cryptsetup /dev/sda?

My question is simple. Can I create a encrypt my whole disk with cryptsetup /dev/sda? Or do I need to create the volume on seperate partition? Edit: I meant a situation, in which I have rootfs on ...
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Is there a way to use a keyfile with TrueCrypt full disk encryption?

Is it possible to completely encrypt a drive using TrueCrypt and then being able to decrypt it using a keyfile at boot time?
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How to clone a disk with laserlock protection?

I have a CD with laserlock protection. The disk is old and I want to make a backup. I use the disk for running a software, the disk needs to be inserted every time I launch the app. How can I clone ...
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Using a Unix terminal to encrypt a disk under OS X

I'm interested in knowing whether there are any native utilities (possibly under diskutil) to encrypt a disk via the command line in OS X 10.8.4. I can use FileVault or Mac OS's Disk Utility Erase ...