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Unable to send pgp key to keyserver

Trying to follow the steps in http://packaging.ubuntu.com/singlehtml/ to create a deb package for some software... I had to start by generating a GPG key $ gpg --gen-key Then upload the public ...
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Ubuntu- encrypted folder for multiple users?

It's well documented how to create an encrypted home folder that is decrypted on login. I have a slightly different use case: I want a shared folder (specifically, code repositories) that is decrypted ...
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Deleted part mapped to /home, how to map the new one (LUKS)?

I have 2 disks on my computer, on each I have a partition for a Linux Mint 17 installation. Both encrypted using LUKS. The other day, I deleted the partition mapped to /home. Now, I created another ...
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Files were encrypted by virus, and old (win 7) OS is gone - What Do?

So for the past few weeks I have been planning on switching from windows 7 to Ubuntu (14.04) with windows running in a VM for whenever I need it. 2 days ago my antivirus complained to me that I had a ...
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1answer
186 views

Booting a second, encrypted Debian installation from Ubuntu grub command line

I have a stable dual boot between Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. I am installing a second flavor of Debian. It has three separate partitions: / is an encrypted luks volume located at (hd1,gpt9), /home ...
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108 views

Why does GPG Encrypt/Decrypt fail between different versions of GnuPG?

I have 2 servers that will be passing data between them, one is Ubuntu and the other is Red Hat. Using the already installed versions on each, Ubuntu is 12.04 with gnuPG 1.4.x and Red Hat is ...
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80 views

How to encrypt a file on a Windows 7 machine and decrypt on Ubuntu

I need to encrypt a file on a Windows 7 machine, and then decrypt it on an Ubuntu machine. What is the simplest way of doing this, preferably with tools that are likely to already be installed on the ...
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0answers
33 views

How to encrypt an entire Disk with full cross platform access? [duplicate]

I would like to encrypt an external USB Hard Drive in manner that allows full access (read+write) from Ubuntu trusty, Windows 8 and optionally Android and older Windows versions. With TrueCrypt ...
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0answers
68 views

Linux Has Become Very Slow Dealing With Large Data

Last year I bought a computer, for around $1,800, so it is relatively high-end. When I first got it I was particularly pleased at how quick it dealt with large MySQL queries, imports and exports. But ...
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1answer
95 views

Encryption on SDD without encryption support

I have a SanDisk Extreme II SSD. Despite using Marvell 88SS9187 controller, the drive does not support hardware encryption of any kind. I read around a bit and found that most software does encryption ...
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1answer
54 views

Ubuntu Full Disk Encryption unlocked via TFTP/NFS?

I'm setting up some secure Ubuntu servers with full disk encryption. They have a small boot partition, and a large LUKS-encrypted disk with LVM to provide the rest of the partitions. Currently, they ...
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1answer
17 views

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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137 views

Encrypt my Ubuntu fileshare

I want to setup a simple Ubuntu fileserver and have the Samba share encrypted. The trick is that I want to be able to simply power the server on and have the Samba shared files accessible to the ...
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1answer
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How to make suspend to RAM secure on Ubuntu with full disk encryption (LVM on top of LUKS)?

I'm on Ubuntu 13.04 using full disk encryption (LVM on top of LUKS). I would like to incorporate luksSuspend into the suspend procedure (and later use luksResume) so that I can suspend to RAM without ...
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1answer
232 views

Edit a file through an on-the-fly encryption stream in Unix

Okay this is a weird sort of question. I might get down-voted for being stupid here. I'd like to be able to edit an encrypted file, but without having to manually decrypt it to a location on the ...
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1answer
278 views

How to mount an old encrypted disk on Ubuntu

I've got an old hard disk, containing an encrypted partition with a file system on it. It was created (and used) several years ago, the way it was done back then was using losetup with the twofish ...
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1answer
146 views

Ubuntu - How to leave an encrypted home directory mounted after log out?

Maybe I should be doing this differently, so let me know. I have a service which needs access to an encrypted home directory. The service runs as the user whose home directory is encrypted. As long ...
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3answers
111 views

how to encrypt an entire folder and continue moving plain files to the folder?

We have a folder on our server where daily files comes in from a remote machine. Everyday we check if the files came in and if so - we download them to our local machine. There are around 20 daily ...
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1answer
3k views

Turn off write cache on all USB External Drives (Debian / Ubuntu / Linux)

How do you turn off write cache permanently for external USB drives in Linux (I'm using Ubuntu)? I've tried: Command line method : hdparm -W0 /dev/sdb <---- that works but only for the current ...
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1answer
256 views

using RC4 in Openssl on Ubuntu instead of Camellia

I've got a very basic problem: I managed to run Openssl on my Server with a self-signed cert and Camellia 256-bit encryption. When I look up on Google / Facebook etc. encryption, they all use RC4 ...
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1answer
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SSD AES-256 hardware encryption - how to configure?

Recently, I bought Plextor M5 Pro with hardware full-disk AES-256 encryption. Installed it in my laptop, where I have no HDD BIOS password set. From what I read around it seems that the encryption is ...
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1answer
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Mount encrypted HFS in ubuntu

I try to mount an encrypted HFS+ partition in Ubuntu. An older post described quite good how to do it, but lacks the information how to use encrypted partitions. What I found so far is: # install ...
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1answer
428 views

Suggestions? Password & Encrypted Read/Write File like a Mac (.dmg or .SparseBundle) also R/W on Windows, Ubuntu

For years I have used .dmg or .sparsebundle (Encrypted and Password Protected) to safely keep home directory backups on my Mac. Now, I am looking for a similar Full Permissions/Read/Write that ...
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3answers
1k views

Forgot passphrase for encrypted USB drive

I accidentally set a passphrase on my USB drive using Ubuntu Disk Utility and I don't remember it. I tried formatting the USB drive, but it doesn't allow it. I've tried to do it in both Ubuntu and ...
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1answer
483 views

Decrypt OS X Time Machine in Linux

Is is possible to decrypt an encrypted Time Machine backup with Ubuntu Linux? If so, how?
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How can I enable a Windows-like, full-system encryption under Ubuntu?

I switched my OS from Windows to Ubuntu. On my Windows system I had my whole laptop encrypted so no one could access anything without the correct password. Now I have Ubuntu and TrueCrypt won't let me ...
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1answer
990 views

How do I open a BioExcess vmdf file in Ubuntu?

I am using Windows 7 along with Ubuntu 11.10 with a Lenovo B560. In windows I have BioExcess software which is provided with the operation system. BioExcess provides the facility of keeping all ...
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2answers
269 views

Is a fresh installation of Ubuntu “encrypted”?

My friend's PC (and a UPS without cords) was confiscated by the Finnish Police. The OS is Ubuntu 10.04.3. The cops complained that the hard disk was "encrypted", although it was a fresh installation ...
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1answer
404 views

scp to server with encrypted home directory

I am setting up an ubuntu server to use as remote backup and I plan to use rsync to keep it up-to-date. I've encrypted the home directory though, which now prevents direct connection using standard ...
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2answers
670 views

Why is my home directory encrypted and inaccessible?

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu Server because I want to learn Linux and I want to learn about servers. I did a newbie tutorial and then shut down. When I booted up today, the files in my home directory ...
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4answers
921 views

Moving from Ubuntu, worried about being able to access my (encrypted) data

I've decided to go back to Fedora after being on Ubuntu for a while. Thankfully I have just done the upgrade to 11.04 so the warning it gave me about it encrypting some things was fresh in my mind, ...
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1answer
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Full Disk Encryption with Two-factor Authentication for Ubuntu: How?

Background Information I'm a Linux newbie recently weaned off Windows. I'm currently using Ubuntu 11.04 without full disk encryption. Only my home directory is encrypted, and with eCryptFS. Lately, ...
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I have windows and WDE (truecrypt) installed on HD 1. I want to install linux on HD2. What do I do?

If i install ubuntu as normal on the secondary HD, is it going to over write MBR/true crypt and screw up my main windows install? Any help appreciated!
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How to prevent data leak from /tmp without FDE, ramfs, or tmpfs?

How to prevent data leak from /tmp without ramfs or tmpfs? Is there a simple way to configure automatic mounting of /tmp during boot, in a way that files are written to the disk withoug leaving ...
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Ubuntu install and Dongle Paranoia

I'm a little security paranoid, there are a lot of times that my terminal is available to prying eyes and listless fingers. As a security minded individual, I would like to make sure to lock down my ...
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2answers
486 views

Is there an option to pass “paranoia mode” to encfs from the command line?

I want to pass the p option to encfs from the command line to set "paranoia mode," and alias the command to something else so users can work with it without knowing details. Is there an option to ...
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1answer
975 views

ext3: maximum recommended partition size / handling large partitions

I would like to do an encrypted install of Ubuntu on a 2 Terabyte drive (i.e., using LUKS/DMcrypt). In order to not have to type in passwords too often, the partitioning scheme will be 50 GB for / and ...
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1answer
265 views

How to allow password protected start-stop-daemon functionality?

I would like to use Ubuntu's start-stop-daemon to start my application, but the application protects some sensitive information, so I have a mechanism where the application prompts for a password ...
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2answers
333 views

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 ...
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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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1answer
876 views

Moving the MySQL data dir into an encrypted location

I'm trying to move the mysql datadir on my Ubuntu 10.04 to an encrypted location. I tried a naive approach of: setting up the encrypted private directory ( ...
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1answer
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File encryption in a bash script without explicity providing password

I want to automate the following manual process. Currently, I am encryptying a set of files using openssl as follows: Encrypt file.txt to file.out using 256-bit AES in CBC mode $ openssl enc ...
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2answers
330 views

encrypt files ubuntu

I know this question has been asked before but I am trying to get to the bottom of this. I am trying to encrypt a number of files in a zip file using some sort of decent encryption mechanism. By ...
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2answers
381 views

Any tool to encrypt /decrypt file names in

Is there any tool which allows me to encrypt /decrypt file names in ubuntu? e.g. I create a directory, all the file names there are encrypt. When I mount it with a password, all the file names there ...
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745 views

Wake-on-LAN with encrypted drive

I've set up a Ubuntu system as a server, with the entire drive encrypted. It needs the password at bootup, after the BIOS hands over to GRUB (at least I think that's when). I've since set up ...
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1answer
284 views

What's the easiest way to encrypt all of my files in ubuntu 10.04?

I'm looking for the easiest way to encrypt an entire hard drive of a personal computer, and I still would like it to be quick. I'd appreciate any help.
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1answer
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Put /home on another partition and encrypt it

How can I move my /home folder in Ubuntu to another partition (also to be the "My Documents" folder for Windows, which I dual boot) and encrypt it. Then I want the partition to be unencrypted by ...
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3answers
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Is there an encrypted write-only file system for Linux?

I am searching for an encrypted filesystem for Linux that can be mounted in a write-only mode, by that I mean you should be able to mount it without supplying a password, yet still be able to ...
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1answer
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How does Ubuntu LVM encryption work?

While installing Ubuntu Server, during the partition step one of the options is "use entire disk and set up encrypted LVM" (see screenshots). Can anyone explain - or at least point to the necessary ...
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Encryption setup for Linux NAS?

There's a bazillion hard disk encryption HOWTOs, but somehow I can't find one that actually does what I want. Which is: I have a home NAS running Ubuntu, which is being accessed by a Linux and a Win ...