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Do I need to create my own key to have secure cloud backup with CrashPlan?

I am interested in backing up my personal computer and my web server with CrashPlan. As I understand it, CrashPlan supports 3 levels of data security: Encrypt files locally, using a key provided by ...
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Stolen Windows 8 Toshiba P855-5102 - Bitlocker enabled?

One of my users had his laptop stolen last weekend. I am trying to validate that the hard drive was encrypted. Unfortunately, I cannot find the Recovery Key for this particular machine. My ...
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Bitlocker disk encryption without admin override

I am a somewhat paranoid CTO exec that just received a Microsoft Surface with Windows 8.1 and I would like to enable disk encryption to protect my information. I know that bitlocker can be enabled to ...
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Is there a way to revoke a GPG encryption key?

OK, so as I understand it, the key revocation mechanism is used to revoke a signing key in your web of trust: so you say to other GPG users that your previously-used identity has been compromised, and ...
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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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How can sensitive data written in a custom Outlook Form be protected?

We have an outlook form that is installed on some users machines, for use with their Exchange email account. All the emails sent using that form go to an internal functional/shared mailbox that is ...
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54 views

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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57 views

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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86 views

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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175 views

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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52 views

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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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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298 views

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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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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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 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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106 views

What does the NTFS encryption protect against?

I have encrypted a folder from the (Properties>Advanced>Encrypt contents to secure data). However when I change my user profile to another one which is also an administrator the folder seems to be ...
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Security-wise, is encrypting the partition containing the data as safe as encrypting the whole HDD?

I only have data on one partition. The only other existing partition on the hard drive is that 100 MB system reserved. My doubt is whether, leaving the drive itself decrypted and only encrypting the ...
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1answer
554 views

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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366 views

Encrypt file using PGP/GPG having multiple recipients [duplicate]

I have used GPG for some time and know a little about the inner workings. For example I know how to encrypt a file with your public key so only you can open it with your private key, neat. But ...
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SQL Server Database Encryption [closed]

Let's say two programmers are working on a website for a store. They've created a small database for an online store. Users would have to register and provide a username(e-mail address) password,home ...
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23 views

Mount encrypted volume before / during login

To reduce impact of possible computer theft, I would like to have my user profile protected using a robust encryption, so that even if someone can get a physical access to my computer, he will not be ...
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3answers
580 views

Why can't SSH tunneling be used for SIP VOIP encryption?

On http://www.voip-info.org/wiki/index.php?page_id=2716 it says "Note that SSH tunneling is not a viable method for VoIP media path encryption." Why can't SSH tunneling (as opposed to a VPN) be used ...
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1answer
25 views

Client files need encryption

I store client files in my office computers and the staff need to have access to these files. The client files have to be kept completely confidential due to personal data. So far, I have used ...
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How to verify a digital signature in pgp?

I am very inexperienced with cryptography, please answer using minimum technical terms. I encountered this site. The person claiming to be the owner of this site published his signature in pgp to ...
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1answer
184 views

What Encryption Methods do sites like Paypal, Ebay, and Amazon use? [closed]

Adobe's recent leaking of 150 million credit card numbers is unforgivable considering they used encryption that will be cracked in no time. Fortunately, I only had an Adobe forum account with zero ...
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1answer
36 views

TrueCrypt - Does the change of your passphrase have any effect?

You can modify your password/passphrase in Truecrypt. So it can be either 'foo' or some 64-char-long random password. Does this have any effect on the encryption whatsoever? Let's say you do a ...
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1answer
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How does Outlook deal with temporary data encrypted with S/MIME?

We are using S/MIME to encrypt messages and their attachments and Outlook as email application. All documents sent in attachment are stored on an encrypted folder and should never be copied anywhere ...
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Windows - Decrypt encrypted file when user account is destroyed

I have a Virtual Machine running on my Windows Server 2008 computer that originally was received by me encryped, as the builder of the VM did it on a MAC, which decrypts files by default. I never ...
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106 views

Mac OS X Disk Encryption - Automation

I want to setup a Mac Mini server with an external drive that is encrypted. In Finder, I can use the full-disk encryption option. However, for multiple users, this could become tricky. What I want to ...
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1answer
98 views

Securely wiping a file on a tmpfs

I have a script that decrypts some data to a tmpfs, the directory is secure (permissions), the machine's swap is encrypted (random key on boot) and when the script is done it does a 35 pass wipe ...
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Can Google Employees See My Passwords Saved in Google Chrome?

I understand that we are really tempted to save our passwords in Google Chrome. The likely benefit is two fold, You don't need to (memorize and) input those long and cryptic passwords. These are ...
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1answer
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Processing time / effort to decrypt stored passwords

I have an Adobe account which, as you might have heard have recently had a breach may have had there encrypted passwords stolen. The password for that account was not used else where, which is good, ...
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23 views

Any zipping software that uses Trusted Timestamps with encryption

There are several zipping software that allow users to encrypt their data before zipping. Do any of these use Trusted Timestamps to set an expiration date for decryption? ...
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1answer
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Dropbox: How to password protect files and folders and maintain accessibility?

I'm aware that there is a similar thread on this subject, but I don't think that situation is similar to mine because the solution that was reached will not work for me. In that scenario, using ...
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201 views

Is onenote skydrive connection encrypted?

I want to know wheather onenote's network packet are encrypted or not. For example if i stored password in one of onenote's book, could it be easily captured while synchronisation?
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How can you let mutt encrypt mails in the sent-mail folder?

When i sent an encrypted mail, i was surprised that the copy in sent-mail was not encrypted. Checking with a testmail, the mail is sent encrypted, but the copy in the sent-mail folder is plain text, ...
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Uploading passwords for remote access

I'm trying to find the ultimate password solution and right now what looks most promising is pass. It's great for storing passwords securely on my computer, but what I'd like to be able to access my ...
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2k views

Locally encrypt Dropbox folder

I would like to encrypt the local copies of my Dropbox files, but not the online versions. I have log on password protection (not BIOS) on my Windows 7 Ultimate laptop but that's easily circumvented ...
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2answers
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How to be anonymous & secure in our new online world

Assuming these steps are done, what else can be done to get a maximum of anonymity Use a VPN like ZenMates chrome plugin so your public IP is obfuscated Use an alternative DNS server so official ...
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2answers
5k views

Strongest Encryption and Hashing Algorithms Today [closed]

Basically, I want to know what the strongest (hardest to break) encryption algorithm today is. The same goes for the hashing algorithm. Let's say I pick a super-strong password too (bonus: how long ...
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1answer
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What files from the /boot partition, in addition to the MBR, must be hashed in order to detect an “evil maid” attack against LUKS-encrypted Linux?

Are boot.img, initrd, and vmlinuz adequate or should the entire contents be hashed? I am not familiar enough with the Linux boot process to answer this with confidence myself.
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posting public key on website [closed]

Should i put my public key on my website so that people can securely contact me. I have seen personal sites where there public key is at the bottom of the page, how should i include the key in my ...
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102 views

Share files on USB or CD that expire/limit access after 90 days

I'm looking for a software that will allow me to distribute files on a USB stick (or CD/DVD also a possibility) that will lock the information after a determinated number of days. It would be nice if ...
3
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1answer
165 views

gpg decrypting multiple files in one stream

I would like to decrypt several gpg encrypted files in one single stream to be piped to another command without any temporary file. $ cat foo1.txt.gpg foo2.txt.gpg | gpg -d | wc -l will count only the ...
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1answer
621 views

Should I encrypt a hardware RAID5 on my homeserver? How? [closed]

For my homeserver, I am planning on getting a RAID 5 with four 3TB drives (9 TB usable space). Now I am wondering whether I should encrypt this RAID. The danger of someone getting physical access to ...
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202 views

What anti-keylogging programs can you use when using public PCs

Are there anti-keylogging programs that can keep you safe while you are using a public PC terminal? Do they exist and what are these? I like to know that I am safe when entering data on a public PC ...
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1answer
697 views

How can I encrypt the swap file under Windows 7?

Mac OS X has the ability to use "secure virtual memory", meaning that anything from RAM that is swapped out to disk is encrypted. This improves security by making sure no passwords / keys are ever ...
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248 views

How to encrypt rsync communication? (rsyncd + stunnel, vs rsync over SSH, etc)

I don't know much about the specifics of rsync, SSH, stunnel, etc, but I'm looking for a way to make rsync backups, but the transfer of data over the network must be encrypted (the credentials, and ...