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Storing EncFS's config file in SmartCard/Token

I used to store a random generated keyfile in a SmartCard and TrueCrypt was able to access this keyfile using PKCS #11. I'm trying EncFS now. Some people complain about it storing some of its ...
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Unable to mount ecryptfs home, after years of uninterrupted work

I have old machine with Ubuntu updated from 11.04 to 15.04, with encrypted $HOME like described here. Around two-three years after installation (around about one year or two years ago) username was ...
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Is it possible to hack my encrypted home by getting root access?

As we know there are some ways (as single user mode) to change root password by person having physical access to the machine. So: What will happen if someone steal my laptop, get root access and ...
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ECryptfs in Arch Linux not running with an error, “ERROR: Cannot get ecryptfs version, ecryptfs kernel module not loaded?”

I was following the ECryptfs Arch Linux setup instructions, and ran into this problem: root@alarm:~# ecryptfs-setup-private --nopwcheck --noautomount ERROR: Cannot get ecryptfs version, ecryptfs ...
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Use existing encrypted directory as home directory

In the past, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with /dev/sda4 mounted as /home. I encrypted my home directory. Today, I erased all the partitions except /dev/sda4 and I installed Xubuntu 14.04 on a new ...
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Encrypted folder mounted by a cron job, won't keeps mounted

I have an A.sh script that queries a server; retrieves the mount password and mount the Private folder in the client. Then I have a Init.sh script that first check the internet connection status and ...
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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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How to revert a LUKS encryption over ecryptfs

I had an encrypted /home folder under Ubuntu. As far as I can tell, it was encrypted using ecryptfs. It was using ~890 Gb of a 904 Gb partition. But then I tried Antergos, an Arch derivative, and made ...
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Backing up encrpyted hard drive image to cloud?

So I have a hard drive that I think is dying, but I am going to be moving soon, probably busy, and I do not need the data on the drive in the near future. However I do want to ensure that I will not ...
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use ecryptfs with sshfs

I'm trying to use ecryptfs on top of sshfs to be able to create create and access an encrypted share on a new NAS box. The following mount command works on both the NAS box and my local mancine: ...
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eCryptfs - Cannot decrypt filenames

I have encrypted data on an external HD mounted on /home/username/.Data. I am trying to decrypt it to /home/username/Data. Although I can successfully read the files contents, I cannot manage to ...
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eCryptfs encrypted home - explanation

I'm trying to understand how ecryptfs works internally and documentation on ecryptfs.org doesn't help. Maybe someone is able to explain how does it really works. Of course I'm aware of these hidden ...
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Crashplan: Backing up locally encrypted files

I have a large number(>50GB) of files I want to back up in encrypted form, and I don't trust the crashplan provided encryption for these files. I'm using ecryptfs and doing this in my /etc/fstab: ...
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Make ecryptfs work on kerberos secured nfs4-share

I have a working single-signe-on setup using Kerberos and openLDAP. I have setup NFS4 to use this infrastructure to control access to the shared folders. This works perfectly fine. The NFS4 sever ...
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Is there a way to use a “hardware fingerprint” to automatically mount an eCryptFS directory on boot?

I would like to have an eCryptfs directory "securely" automatically mounted on boot without logging in. My scenario is this: I have an embedded ArchLinux server (ARM-based) that uses a removable ...
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questions about data/encryption of a linux directory

i have a directory full of sensitive data and want to encrypt this directory to protect against outside attackers. i still want to be able to read from the directory and display this data onto a ...
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Can I edit ecryptfs encrypted file?

I set up Linux Mint 16 with the automatic encryption option (ecryptfs) and all was fine until I added an environment variable to .profile and mistyped the home directory for the environment variable. ...
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Poor write performance on ecryptfs

I did a bit of benchmarking with ecryptfs and dm-crypt, and got some interesting results. All the following were done with a Btrfs filesystem, using dd to copy a ~700MB file to/from a ramdisk with the ...
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(How) can I use VirtualBox (linux guest) to unlock LUKS and EcryptFS on Windows 8 (host)?

I run Linux (Ubuntu 13.10 and Mint 16) most of the time both at work and at home. Occasionally I need to boot into Windows (I dualboot Windows 8 at home or Windows 7 at work). In Windows, I'd like to ...
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Mount ecryptfs volume on Windows

I have my Linux /home partition encrypted using ecryptfs, my Linux install is no longer working and I'd like to access files stored on that partition from Windows. Is there a tool/procedure that would ...
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eCryptfs - is the wrapped password the only thing I need to decrypt encrypted files?

I have a standard setup created by ecryptfs-setup-private. I've tried to figure out if the (unwrapped) wrapped passphrase [UWP] is the only thing I have to worry about (except the encrypted files ...
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Should I use the openSUSE installer to encrypt /swap until ecryptfs is updated to work with systemd?

I recently installed openSUSE 12.3. I didn't use any partition encryption in the installer. Immediately after the install was complete, I installed ecryptfs-utils and ran ecryptfs-migrate-user -u ...
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Is ecryptfs-setup-swap persistent?

I have what I think is a quick question: Is running ecryptfs-setup-swap on a system that didn't have home-directory or swap encryption enabled when it was installed persistent? The man page at ...
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eCryptfs with dropbox: must remount for synchronized changes to be visible

I am experimenting with using eCryptfs on top of dropbox, and I am encountering some issues. My system is GNU/Linux, openSUSE 12.2 to be exact. My setup is thus: I have set up two instances of ...
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Does eCryptfs prefetch and/or buffer data?

I have been experimenting with using eCryptfs as the underlying file system for MySQL data to mimic transparent data encryption for MySQL. I ran some tests to measure the overhead of decryption when ...
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ecryptfs and many many small files - bad performance?

I have a folder with a few hundred thousand small files, totalling about 14 GB of data. This is a folder in my ecryptfs encrypted home directory. Doing a "du -sh folder" takes over 9 minutes. Doing a ...
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Is there a way to encrypt a mounted file system for off-site backup?

I want to efficiently back up an encrypted copy of my hard drive. I am currently using rsync to backup an unencrypted copy, and I find it quite efficient. I looked at duplicity and rsyncrypto, but ...
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ecryptfs diretory locations

I have a Private ecryptfs directory mount set up on Linux Mint, and I was wondering about how exactly the relevant files are distributed on my computer. Right now there's an .ecryptfs directory in ...
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ecryptfs: Not automatically unmount?

i am using ecryptfs and i would like to eachother A) Not automatically unmount the private directory when the user logsout or B) mount another users private directory so i can just use a script and ...
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Cannot add key to kernel keyring

I have an encrypted folder that I want to decrypt (using ecryptfs). I went over all the standard procedures mentioned here. Everything seems to go well (getting passphrase, then adding it a keyring ...
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eCryptFS: How to mount a backup of an encrypted home dir?

I use eCryptFS to encrypt the home directory of my laptop. My backup script copies the encrypted files to a server (together with everything else in (home/.ecryptfs). How can I mount the encrypted ...
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Ubuntu encryptfs-mount-private not working

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Ran some updates, finally got around to rebooting. When I rebooted, It came up with Some errors about missing files, etc... Came to discover my home directory was not decrypted. I ...
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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 ...