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 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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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 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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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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Does full Volume encryption put an SSD into a fully used state?

SSDs, particularly of the common MLC variety, have a limited number of writes before the memory cells wear out. Through the use of wear leveling algorithms this is effectively worked around so that ...
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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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openSuse full disk encryption

I'm a proud Suser. I'm about to reinstall 12.2 on my ASUS N76VZ (UEFI x64 laptop). Since I'm very sensitive about laptop security against theft or unwanted inspection, I chose to use BitLocker with ...
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How to encrypt data on an external hard drive?

I want to secure my external (1 TB) hard drive that I use as a physical back-up for my home computer so that if the drive is stolen (eg burglary) then the data is not easily accessible by a common or ...
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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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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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Writing Encrypted Data on DVD [closed]

I've tried Nero SecurDisc for writing Copy Protected, Password Protected files on DVD which requires Nero SecurDisc Viewer to decrypt them. But It doesn't seem to have an option to protect/encrypt ...
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What is the easiest way to encrypt a dir? (on Ubuntu)

What is the easiest way to encrypt a directory on a Ubuntu based system? Let's say I have a laptop that is running Ubuntu 10.04, and on that I have some documents that should be kept safe (if I lose ...
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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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Decrypting a TrueCrypt drive pulled from another machine

I work in a corporate environment and we are now required to encrypt laptops. I have already encrypted about 5 or 6 out of 40. I still have a few questions before we go all out with TrueCrypt. Can ...
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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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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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Why the results of Truecrypt and cryptsetup (LUKS) benchmarking are so different?

I want to encrypt a part of my HDD. But before that I wanted to benchmark the different algorithm available wondering if I should choose aes-xts-256 or aes-xts-512. Note: I don't have aes hardware ...
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Mac OS X full-disk encryption, with Time Machine

I want to encrypt at least my home partition on my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.5. I know both File Vault and TrueCrypt would do this, but I also want to keep on using Time Machine to back up my ...
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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 to use ATA security on a hard disk in practice?

My SSD HD supports ATA Security. Does Macbook EFI and linux support it? I know hdparm does. Who will do the unlock at each bootup? Can I still set a password without erasing the disk? Update: removed ...
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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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Advice on approaches to disk encryption in Ubuntu?

I'm considering encrypting the contents of my laptop, which runs Ubuntu 10.04 and has an ext4 + swap, and I'm wondering what the best options are here. I'm aware of: TrueCrypt: either block-level ...
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Can TrueCrypt be configured to dismount volumes when you hibernate?

TrueCrypt can be configured to dismount volumes upon logoff but is it possible to dismount volumes when you hibernate windows?
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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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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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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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How do I use ACLs on an encfs filesystem?

I have a Debian server which I've set up file ACLs on. However, ACLs on the encfs filesystem I've made don't seem to be handled properly. The mount directory is setguid and has a default:group::rwx ...
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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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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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What do I need to use to encrypt my USB hard disk? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to encrypt an USB stick? I want to encrypt my USB hard disk. And I want to do it with open source software. And I want to use only password for decryption. And I ...