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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
1answer
36 views

Formatting hard drive works on windows, not on linux

Alright this is driving me crazy. About a month ago I finally migrated to Linux almost exclusively (I only use windows for gaming these days) and so decided to migrate my data storage as well. I ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

Quick Way To 'Hide' or Encrypt Several Terabytes Of Data? [on hold]

I'm trying to adopt some best-practices (or at least less-bad-practices) with my external data storage. I'm looking for a way to quickly provide some minimal level of protection from prying eyes for ...
4
votes
1answer
42 views

Folders and files turned to green

After formating my computer, some folders and files turned to green and now I cannot open certain files. From the properties of the disk, I am not able uncheck "Encrypt content to secure data". How ...
1
vote
1answer
13 views

System disk encryption with remote password input? [closed]

I tried BitLocker to encrypt the system drive (referred to as 'C' from now on). Since my motherboard does not have a TPM, I need either to type the key at boot-up or plug-in or place a USB drive ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Cannot remove a file

I used Cryptonite to encrypt a file then my device was shutdowned suddenly. Well, I cannot decrypt the file anymore. This's what I catched in the logcat when I try to encrypt the file once again: ...
1
vote
1answer
13 views

Iptables: Filtering string encrypted by ssl

I need to filter (send to BANRULES set) incoming http/https packets with a certain string (matchword). I do it easy when ssl is not in use (port 80): iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp --dport 80 -m ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Cannot enable bitlocker after wiping computer and reinstalling windows 8 then 8.1 (Do not have TPM)

To start things off I have a Asus UX31A laptop and it does not have a TPM. Previously I took all of the correct steps to installing Bitlocker without a TPM. I downloaded the reg files to make it work ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Can I use a virtual smart card with Bitlocker without a TPM module to unlock a non OS drive automatically at boot?

When you encrypt a non OS drive with Bitlocker, the only option to automatically unlock it when the OS drive isn't encrypted is to use a smartcard. But I don't want to spend money on a smartcard + ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

How to keep ~/.ssh folder secure on OS X

My question is about storing private and public rsa keys in ~/.ssh on OS X Yosemite. By default ssh-keygen stores pairs of keys in plain text format, which means anybody who have access to my OS X ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

Cannot extend non-system bitlocker partition

The "Extend Volume" command is greyed out when trying to extend a Logical NTFS drive, despite there being unallocated free space to the right with nothing in the way. Is this because of Bitlocker? I ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Encryption similar to the one done on OSX?

I moved on windows for some work, and I have the need to encrypt files. Problem: Windows does not allow to simply encrypt a folder, on external drive, connect it to another Windows machine and ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

ecryptfs internals - ask for 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 ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

Truecrypt: Knowing if a drive is crypted or not and how truecrypt handles drives

I've got a laptop with 2 116gb drives on it. I've done a full system encryption with truectypt, but I'm not sure if truecrypt has encrypted both of them or not. When I go in the menu Tools-->Volume ...
1
vote
0answers
14 views

Decrypting a Windows MIG file

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with decrypting an MIG file created by Windows 7 easy transfer. We have a client that has 15 years of genetic research and never wrote down her password ...
-1
votes
0answers
11 views

In Windows 7 / Windows 2008 R2 File Sharing, is there any encryption by default?

Not using vpn or selective IP allowing, and connecting to another computer over the internet (i.e. enter \\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx in the run command, where xxx is for example an Amazon instance). When you ...
-1
votes
0answers
25 views

Windows 8.1 computer with BitLocker activated - what “unlocks” the encrypted hard drive?

So, I've got a PC with Windows 8.1 Pro. I've activate Bitlocker on my C: drive, so I guess it is "encrypted" now. But my question is: When I start and boot up the PC, what actually "unlocks" the ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Mounting a thumb drive encrypted o OS X yosemite on Debian

I recently encrypted a thumb drive on mac OS X Yosemite, by right-clicking on it and choosing "encrypt volume". Now I want to mount it on Debian jessie (read only access is sufficient). However, I ...
1
vote
0answers
8 views

Pairing of logitec Unifying devices uses a “secret algorithm”?

I'm considering buying a Logitec M570 wireless trackball. This device uses Logitec's "Unifying" wireless technology: a single tiny USB insert supports multiple logitec devices. This thread ...
4
votes
2answers
469 views

Does HTTPS also prevent middle man from tracking my browsing history apart from which domains I visited?

I read this article which says github is being blocked in Russia because a single controversial page hosted on it can't be blocked because of HTTPS. So I'm trying to determine if that implies that ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

Can anybody read running encrypted dvi disk without password?

I have a question about privacy. I have created the vdi disk via VirtualBox, install Windows 10 on it and turn on BitLocker. Can anyone get access to the files on this disk without my password (from ...
-2
votes
2answers
38 views

How to decrypt hdd on Windows Vista?

I need help to decrypt my HDD. It was encrypted using BitLocker on Windows 7, now I am at work I need it urgently and I only have Winvows Vista Business(x86, sp2). And there is no bitlocker. When I ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

Impact on SSD when encrypted with BitLocker [duplicate]

I am running Windows 8.1 Pro on a Samsung 830 SSD. I do not have a TPM module so I've made the necessary configuration changes to permit BitLocker encryption of my system drive without a TPM module. ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

how to recover bitlocker encrypted partition

I had formatted my laptop and installed windows 8.1; it was previously Windows 8. After completion of installation, three drives were missing. I successfully recovered two drives but the third one, ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

How to copy EFS encrypted files to a remote computer keeping them encrypted

Is there windows command line or some free tool that will allow files to be copied to a remote location (such as FTP) and yet continue to be encrypted. I specifically don't want anyone to be able to ...
-1
votes
2answers
31 views

About the passphrase related vulnerability of symmetric encryption

There are tools like gpg or ccrypt that use the AES algorithm to symmetrically encrypt a file, which I've read it is quite safe, and uses 128/256 bit keys. Now, maybe I'm missing or not understanding ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Make TrueCrypt volume's file updated immediately?

I am using TrueCrypt volume's file with dropbox's syncing. I noticed dropbox only syncs when I unmount the volume's file so I think TrueCrypt only updates the file when it's unmounted as well. I only ...
1
vote
0answers
16 views

Encrypt Lightning event invite mails with pgp

I use Thunderbirds/Icedoves Lightning add-on to manage my calendar, tasks and notes. When creating an event I can add attendees and send invitations to them, but they won't use their public pgp keys ...
1
vote
0answers
29 views

“Unable to decrypt password” in Remote Desktop Connection Manager v2.2

I can log in as the administrator and access the servers just fine but the problem shows when I try to log as a user - then I get that message: Unable to decrypt password How can I fix it? Doing as ...
1
vote
2answers
169 views

Cryptolocker virus removal

I am facing cryptolocker virus problem, I have tried decryptcryptolocker website but it did not work. In the below link you will find an example encrypted file in my pc. ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

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. ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

Decrypting XML Encrypted File

I've been sent a series of files that I need access to, along with a password. Unfortunately, I haven't been told how the files were encrypted. I can see that the encryption process has added the ...
-1
votes
0answers
21 views

Encrypting Outlook 2013 PST files

I've done a little research on Outlook PST files, and it's my understanding that the messages in them can be read by anyone with access to the file itself, no password needed to decrypt. Microsoft's ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
19 views

Read-only, encrypted flash drive [closed]

Is there any hardware or software way to make a flash drive encrypted and read-only? I want to give this flash drive to someone, have them be able to open and read files, but not able to copy the file ...
0
votes
2answers
33 views

How to get GPG working with Outlook 2013?

My OS is Windows 8.1 Update 1 x64. I have Outlook 2013 and just installed GPG4Win (latest, 2.2.2, full version). When I now launch Outlook 2013, I still don't see any UI/options to setup certificates ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

Disable extract from archive

I want to compress a file with encryption; but would also like to prevent extraction/saving of the file from archive. In other words, user can only print the file. This is for added security. ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

google-drive-ocamlfuse does not upload encfs directory content

I am trying to setup automatic upload of an encrypted directory structure to google drive. To do that I use google-drive-ocamlfuse (grive keeps crashing and is never done), and encfs. First I create ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

Can a device that has wifi that does not support WPA connect to an access point configured for WPA via WPS-PBC?

I'm having trouble finding results for the internal workings of WiFi Protected Setup. All I can find is that the PIN method is broken, evil and cracked, and that you should turn off WPS PIN or WPS ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

Truecrypt not enough space for hidden volume error

So I have tried this multiple times with different drives and keep getting this same error. "Not enough free space for the hidden volume! Volume creation cannot continue." I am getting this when ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
25 views

how to strip a subkey from a gpg key?

I am trying to remove the subkey from my OpenPGP key. Here is the current state: gpg> uid 1 pub 3072R/C08D1F4B created: 2014-01-05 expires: never usage: SCEA trust: ...
0
votes
1answer
13 views

Enforce encryption in Outlook 2010 for specific E-Mail addresses

There is a specific E-Mail address which I have to send data always encrypted and signed. I already configured everything, such that the E-Mails get encrypted and signed, but I often forget to turn on ...
1
vote
1answer
17 views

pgp: using subkey to sign, but should I publicize the fingerprints of both my master key and subkey?

I used gpg to create a key pair. I understand that a master key for signing only and a sub key for encryption only are generated. Following the Debian Wiki, I created a sub key for signing for better ...
1
vote
1answer
27 views

GPG Symmetric Encryption: No Secret Key

Using gpg 2.0.22 I do the following as user A: A@~: touch tmp A@~: gpg -c --cipher-algo AES256 tmp A@~: chmod 777 tmp.gpg A@~: su -l root -c 'mv tmp.gpg /' Then, as user B: B@~: gpg /tmp.gpg Now ...
0
votes
1answer
15 views

Import public key (plain text) into Outlook 2010

I have a public key: -----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- ... -----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- Is there any possibility to use this public key in Outlook 2010, without any add-ins? I know about ...
0
votes
0answers
94 views

DiskCryptor error. Can it be fixed? or what equivalent disc encryption software should be installed? Thanks

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 upon ...