Encryption is the process of transforming information using an algorithm to make it unreadable to anyone except those possessing special knowledge.

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Restoring a SSD locked with HDD password

Seeing that my Samsung 840 SSD has hardware encryption using the HDD-password from BIOS, I decided to try it out. Since there was no password before, I entered my password in the HDD password field in ...
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When using Folder Lock the computer prompts This operation has been canceled due to restrictions

I got some problem because earlier I installed a software Folder Lock then I tried to encrypt a folder and created a locker. At first it works but the second time I created a locker it prompts "This ...
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Folder Encryption in a network

I am using Windows 7 and I want to put a password in my folder in a LAN. Example: The \192.168.1.1 address is the Server of File sharing in a LAN (in my case). So all of the PC's that are connected ...
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Same certificate for encryption for different To:-addresses

When I write a mail and click on encrypt in message options, how can I tell outlook to use the same certificate when writing to two different mail addresses of the same person? In my case, the ...
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Unable to boot into Windows install disk on a Kubuntu machine with full disk encryption

The machine I'm working on is an Asus N81V laptop, Core 2 Duo, 4GB of RAM, SSD. It currently has Kubuntu 13.10 with full disk encryption. I am trying to repurpose this machine with Windows 7. I have ...
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Is there a way to encrypt the files on an SSD that needs to boot unattended?

My company is developing a product that is basically a Linux PC with custom software in a fancy box. Since it uses a commercial SSD for the filesystem, I'm worried that an unscrupulous customer ...
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GPG fails to retrieve passphrase

When trying to do gpg (version 1) keygen on archlinux I get the following errors after details (other than passphrase) have been entered: You need a Passphrase to protect your secret key. pinentry: ...
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Encrypting most of RAM via swap

I am looking to encrypt most of the RAM on my Linux machine by creating a very large swap partition mounted on a RAM disk and encrypting it. The idea is that if the section of unencrypted ram is ...
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encfs mysql datadir: Errcode: 13

I'm using encfs to encode the /var/lib/mysql data directory, but mysql returns Errcode: 13 at any attemp of create tables or databases. To do so, I moved all files to a temporary dir, created the ...
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Benefits of using a VPN for personal Internet browsing [closed]

I can understand a VPN is good in this scenarios: For a company network, to allow encrypted connection among company computers and with the comany server. If you are connected to a public Wi-Fi, ...
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Importing GPG Key

I am trying to import a GPG key to verify a download. I have never done this before, so bare with me. The Key ID is 4203454C. Let me know if you need any more information. What is the process for GPG ...
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How to protect Adobe Acrobat XI files?

I want to protect the content of some PDF files (copy, edit, print). I tried to use password protection but it can be broken easily using tools like this. Looks like they use standard encryption ...
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SSHD + full encryption: performance boost?

SSHD on itself as I heard is pretty nice. But what if I would full encrypt the SSHD with Truecrypt or whatever? Do I get still some performance boost? I'm just asking because as I understood SSHD is ...
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Can an administrator of a Windows domain see a user's password?

I'm in a corporate domain. My computer has Windows 7 and Office 2007, so I guess that the server is running Windows Server 2008 or something similar. I am allowed to change the password of my computer ...
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OSX Encrypted Sparsebundle Image keeps making small file changes

I've created an encrypted sparsebundle image to store some files that I want to keep safe in my Google Drive. However, I noticed, that even when just mounting this image and reading files (simple text ...
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After Bitlocker Decrypt Disk is Write Protected

I have an internal HDD that was previously a Win7 boot disk and was encrypted with Bitlocker. I replaced the old computer with a new one with a new HDD. I moved the old Bitlocker encrypted HDD to ...
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SSH Encryption - AES-128?

I have a requirement for a minimum of AES-128 for SSH on my server. When I run ssh -v I get: debug1: match: OpenSSH_5.3 pat OpenSSH* debug1: Local version string SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_5.9p1 ...
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How to encrypt traffic from my laptop so that i can't be monitored over Wifi by any other on that network

I would like to know what is the mechanism or tool to encrypt all traffic going or coming to my laptop which is connected to the wifi network so that i can't be monitored by anyone and no one on that ...
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Encryption of two-way communication

Today I learnt how data sent through the web can be encrypted using symmetrical and asymmetrical encryption, but my textbook and people online only explain how it works when the encrypted data flows ...
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How to encrypt a folder such that you can decrypt it on an unknown windows target system

I have to encrypt some files (from a linux system) and want to put them on a usb-stick and then be able to decrypt it on a windows system where I don't have admin-privileges and where I don't know ...
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Is there a reason why people don't secure public hotspots? [closed]

It seems like a network is considered to be secure by OS(or at least Windows) when the network has a password. By secure, it seems to mean the data gets encrypted. Can't public places just put WPA2 ...
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Is it safe to use Truecrypt to encrypt a raid 5 array?

I have a raid 5 array(software in windows server 2008). I have encrypted it using truecrypt, and it seams to be working fine, however, I am worried what will happen when i lose a drive. Will truecrypt ...
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Command-line Decrypting of PDF, given a document open password

I've been given a PDF that is password-protected. I have the document-open password, which is enough to decrypt the contents and allow PDF readers to load the content correctly. Is there a ...
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Do the Bitlocker Keys Clear from Physical Memory after Shutdown?

It is claimed that Passware Kit Forensic can recover passwords or keys of drives encrypted by Bitlocker. This needs an image of the encrypted drive plus a so-called Physical Memory image of the target ...
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Is windows remote desktop secure?

Is windows built-in Remote Desktop secure? I mean, does it use any encryption methods? or someone can hijack the data that have been transferred between two system?
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how to import OPENVPN crttificate in Debian and Fedora latest?

how to import OPENVPN **crttificate in Debian and Fedora latest ??** I tried installing openvpn in Debian setting and reboot even in root with admin access but still cant see option to import ...
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How do I encrypt a VirtualBox VM? [duplicate]

I am running a server on a linux box and want to run some things for my other home computers in a virtual machine. I would like to encrypt the VM and shut it down when nobody is home, but keep the ...
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hdd encryption before or after usage?

I am reinstalling my system with win8.1 and archlinux dualboot. I was wondering at what point i should encrypt the entire hdd with truecrypt. Can i just encrypt the whole hdd any time i like, for ...
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How to split TrueCrypt file into smaller files for cloud backup to OneDrive?

I have a lot of OneDrive storage and want to back up my files, but rather than putting them directly in the OneDrive folder, I'd rather put them in a TrueCrypt volume for security reasons. However, ...
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Will installing a new motherboard make my computer usable?

My friend left his job a year ago and did not hand in his corporate laptop. He recently contacted his old employer and they told him not to bother returning it. However the laptop is now completely ...
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Trucrypt and remote access - how to?

I have encrypted whole system partition drive via truecrypt but now I can't remote access my computer. I need to be physically be in front of computer, to enter password. Is there possible to enter ...
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Encrypting a VM and folder

Problem: I have a VM that I want to use to store extremely sensitive data. What I would like to have: Full VM encryption, as well as encrypting a specific folder on the VM so that it can only be ...
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Why trust a public gpg key?

I'm trying to verify the integrity of TrueCrypt binaries (not the source like Xavier). Am using Xavier de Carné de Carnavalet's Guide "How I compiled TrueCrypt 7.1a for Win32 and matched the official ...
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What does hardware encryption mean on external HDDs?

While shopping for an external HDD I've noticed some models have this feature (hardware encryption). Being a type of fella who only uses HDDs in general for storing data, with some hopes he will still ...
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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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Time Machine encryption versus disk encryption

I'm backing up with Time Machine on a Mac Pro to an internal hard drive. I have encrypted my Time Machine backup in system preferences. This resulted in an initial backup of about 2 days, and backups ...
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Access iDrive Bitlocker partition on different installation of Windows 8

This question is related to my attempts of getting Bitlocker to work with a Crucial M500 SSD's hardware encryption (i.e. Windows iDrive) - on Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo T440p. I have 2 SSDs in the ...
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Standard ICA Encryption Levels (XenDesktop)

Trying to determine if there is a default ICA posture for encryption, out of the box so to speak. With XenDesktop in mind, I have always thought that the encryption level is defined at the ...
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OpenVPN encryption and authorization issues

I have configured my OpenVPN server and client by reading various tutorials. The configuration I'm using currently is the following: For the server: port 1194 proto tcp dev tun ca ca.crt cert ...
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Security of Microsoft Windows, Windows on a network, and network backup?

I recently got a laptop to accompany my desktop, and to manage files across them I am considering backing the laptop up to the desktop over a network, and then backing up the desktop in turn to an ...
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BitLocker missing in Windows 8.1 Pro

This is a TPM-free laptop dual booting to Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 7 Pro. BitLocker was turned on in Windows 8 Pro (before upgrading to 8.1) via group policy. Everything was fine initially, but ...
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Why is there used space in empty TrueCrypt file containers?

I'm new to Truecrypt so I didn't quite get the hang of it yet. So, I started experimenting by creating a "standard", not "dynamic" 5MB file container and another one 10MB both are NTFS filesystem, AES ...
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What does the RADIUS server do in a WPA2 Enterprise setup?

I'd like to upgrade my WiFi from "WPA2 Personal" to "WPA2 Enterprise" mode because I know that in principle, on a WiFi secured with "WPA2 Personal", devices who know the PSK can sniff on each other's ...
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How do I run Kleopatra in batch on a vmware slice

I am running some code to decrypt a file using Kleopatra. The server is a VMWare slice, and I setup the Kleopatra under my own ID (I am in the admin group on that server). My batch jobs work ...
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Query related to disk encryption in ubuntu

If I have chosen full disk encryption or home encryption in ubuntu, can anyone boot my system using live usb and assess the data in encrypted folder ?
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Move system with encrypted homedir to another drive

I'm on debian (squeeze) and I have my user homedir (/home/storm, 20GB) encrypted with cryptsetup. My goal is to safely migrate from 80gb hdd to a new 60gb ssd. As you can see the target disk is of ...
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Do encfs stashes with the same settings produce encrypted files with same encrypted contents and encrypted filenames?

If I create two files with the same content and filenames (and paths) in two separate encfs filesystems that share the same settings and key, will the encrypted versions of those files (as well as ...
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Is it safe to truncate a TC file volume when I need more space from it?

Unless there's something important at the end of them, I plan on writing a script that extends/shrinks these files as I need them. So could I be wrong to try to extend/shorten a perfectly good ...
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Excel,word,pdf files got encrypted by ransomware

My MS Office files and pdf files has been encrypted by some ransomware in my pc which was running window XP. I removed the ransomware,formated the OS and put windows 7, but my files are still ...
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Linux dual-boot on self-encrypted drive (Dell Data Protection)

At work I have a recent Dell Latitude E6440 laptop. The IT department allowed me to install Linux on it on a dedicated partitions they created. However, they won't support me if anything gets broken ...