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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Is it possible to decrypt a truecrypt volume using the windows login password?

If I create a truecrypt volume using my windows 7 password as a key, can I configure truecrypt/windows to automatically mount it when I login? This would probably require windows 7 support(something ...
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Data recovery on FDE with information

A colleague of mine has a HDD which has been "corrupted" or more specifically "the truecrypt configuration" has been corrupted. The key pass for truecrypt is still known. What would be the best ...
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Completely private browser installation using TrueCrypt

I have a TrueCrypt partition on my Windows 7 Pro 64-bit computer. I have Firefox and Chrome installed on my OS as normal, but I would like to have a completely private browser installed on my ...
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Bitlocker To Go drive is mounted as Read Only after it's unlocked

A while back I encrypted an external USB drive (NTFS) with Bitlocker To Go on my Windows 7 PC. Now, when I connect the drive to my Windows 8 PC, I enter the Bitlocker password for the drive when ...
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Dual boot and disk encryption

I need to dual boot these: Unencrypted Windows 7 partition Encrypted Linux partition (/ and /home) I was thinking to erase the entire disk then: Install Windows 7 then install a linux distribution ...
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Encrypt attachements in Outlook

We have received new requirements from our customers that all files we attach e-mail must be encrypted with a password. The actual text of the e-mails do not need to be encrypted. Some of our ...
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How can I create an encrypted file on OSX for opening on Win7 w/out 3rd party software?

I do love PGP/GPG, but I have users who don't want to, or can't, install 3rd party binaries. Is there a way on OSX to create a (strongly) encrypted file on OSX which can be opened by Windows 7? With ...
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How can I store encfs6.xml in another location (and still make it detectable)?

How can I make encfs4win search for the encfs6 file in another location? I tried modifying the encfs_mount.cmd file at the end, like so: set ENCFS6_CONFIG=c:/test1/.encfs6.xml %pathtoencfs%encfs ...
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GPG4WIN Keys and Transferring them

I have installed www.gpg4win.org and have generated a keys that will allow me to both sign and encrypt files. On windows it uses the (KDE) / Kleopatra Certificate Manager - Version 2.1.0. What is the ...
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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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Windows Bitlocker and automatic unlock password storage safety

I've encrypted my external HDD with a Bitlocker and after rebooting computer I tried to open that drive and got this message: Say, if I pick to "Automatically unlock on this computer from now on", ...
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Protect from access lvm encrypted partition from windows

This is my first question here, so forgive me if it isn't appropriate or too noobish. I want to install Linux and Windows on my machine, but so that the linux partitions would be lvm encrypted and ...
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PGP encrypt single message for multiple recipients

Is it possible to encrypt a message using PGP so that multiple recipients (each with their own public private keypair) can decrypt it? I'd like to email one message which can be decrypted by each ...
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What happens with my encrypted files on Synology when it is stolen?

I have a Synology NAS. It has the possibility to encrypt folders. I have enabled it via the web interface. But one of the reasons for actually encrypting these files is that they should be protected ...
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How do I encrypt a folder in Windows RT?

I'm apparently unable to encrypt folders on my Surface RT. When I view the properties of a folder, and then go to the "Advanced Attributes", the option to "Encrypt contents to secure data" is ...
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Is it possible to decrypt remote files with key stored in pageant(local)

I connect from my windows desktop to linux(centos) vps using pytty, authenticating with key stored in pageant. Now I would like to store passwords in encrypted file and use them in scripts, but ...
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Creating a “Master Key File” in Truecrypt?

I have a few dozen employee thumbdrives that carry sensitive information. We'll be using TrueCrypt to lock down these drives. Each thumbdrive will typically be in a single employee's possession, and ...
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Disk encryption: advantages and drawbacks of hardware disk encription vs dm-crypt

I'm going to reinstall my system (Ubuntu) on a Samsung 840 pro SSD. This disk can do AES hardware encryption. I wonder what would be the drawbacks and/or advantages of taking this approach versus ...
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How to make encrypted password in below program?

cls @ECHO OFF title Folder Private if EXIST "HTG Locker" goto UNLOCK if NOT EXIST Private goto MDLOCKER :CONFIRM echo Are you sure you want to lock the folder(Y/N) set/p "cho=>" if %cho%==Y goto ...
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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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Is Win 8 Bitlocker to Go locked to user profile, TPM or USB key?

Earlier Windows versions had EFS (Encrypting File System), which was a bit infamous for eating user data in the hands of inexperienced users. The reason is that EFS is tied to the Windows user ...
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Elliptic curve crypto: Using same ECC parameters results in different keys in each pass. Why?

I've been using OpenSSL as the library of choice. I created ONE set of ECC parameters via openssl ecparam -out ecparams.pem -name secp521r1 -genkey I then created two certificate requests, with ...
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PGP encrypted external Toshiba drive

I encrypted my external hard drive, a 350 GB Toshiba with PGP disk encryption and i forgot the password. Question: Is it possible to use a brute force attack (considering i know part of the password), ...
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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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Evince allows text copying from encrypted PDF, while Adobe Reader does not. Why?

I've been trying to encrypt a PDF document so that people wouldn't be able to copy text from it or print it. So, basically, I disabled printing and copying. I used this command: qpdf input.pdf ...
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Encrypting a Dual-Boot Hard Drive

I have a computer dual-booting Windows 7 and Arch Linux. The Arch installation has already been encrypted with LUKS and LVM, as follows: sda Computer's Hard Drive, GRUB2 in MBR | sda1 ...
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What type of hash is used to encrypt the Lenovo T61p hard-drive password? [closed]

My computer (Lenovo T61p) broke recently, and I need to recover the information off my hard-drive. The hard-drive is password protected, and I know the password, however I also selected the "Use ...
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Best encryption and signing algorithm for GnuPG: RSA/RSA or DSA/Elgamal? [closed]

I have found this relatively old question about whether RSA or DSA is the preferred algorithm for signing and encrypting with GnuPG. When using gpg --gen-key, the two relevant choices are either "RSA ...
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I forgot my encrypted disk password on OS X

My disk is formatted with Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted). I have a super long and random password. It won't let me paste my password in and I keep manually typing it wrong. There is nothing on ...
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Encrypt plaintext password in AutoHotkey file

I automated my Yahoo! login process with AutoHotkey. It works fine, but problem is that when running this .ahk file, anybody can open the script and see the password. Is there a way I could ...
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Are iBooks ePub files encrypted?

I tried to open an iBooks ePub file with Adobe Digital Editions... and it came as like 100 blank pages. Is this a sign that it is encrypted, and if so, how do I decrypt it to plain text?
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Bitlocker File Encryption

I found out that Bitlocker is available only in Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise. I'm using Windows 7 Professional x64 and I'd like to encrypt one of my hard disks. Is it possible to "implement" this ...
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Does a wireless to wireless repeater have to know about encryption?

I am curious, whther a WLAN repeater needs to know about network encryption? It works on the 1st level of OSI Model - why does TP-Link write here that only WEP is supported?
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Is it possible using symmetric encryption to encrypt a file with two different keys?

GPG/PGP and other public key encryptions allow encrypting to several recipients using their public keys. Is it possible to use only symmetric encryption to do that same? In other words is it possible ...
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How to automate email server testing with Outlook 2010 [closed]

I am fiddling with a home-built email encryption device. I'm sending email with Outlook 2010 from a local email address to my Yahoo webmail to test. I'm doing this quite a lot as I fool with the ...
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Portable folder encryption software that doesn't require admin rights?

I enjoy TrueCrypt a lot. It's fast and offers a decent amount of options, but it also requires you to have admin (super user) rights on the machine you use it on. I've experimented with DCU, Peazip ...
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Vim no longer prompts for encryption key when reading encrypted file; why not, and how can I get this restored?

I recently began using Vim to encrypt text files (by using the :X command and entering an encryption key at the prompt). As documented, Vim then prompts for that key when I reopen the file and ...
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Encrypting or protecting my ID for all applications

Problem I work in an environment where I have to use my LDAP ID+pass for running various applications as admin, sending emails, or for letting the application access the internet and so on.. A ...
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How can I encrypt a file on Windows 8 before storing it on Dropbox?

I would like to store some sensitive information in the cloud (my preferred cloud service is Dropbox). I would like to encrypt it before putting it in the Dropbox folder for synchronization. What's ...
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If I send an encrypted message using Apple Mail, are the attachments also encrypted?

A while ago, I'd tested this by sending myself an email with a file attached, then opening it in a web-based client. What I saw was a blank message with a single smime.p7m attachment. I assumed this ...
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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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How are User files in Windows 7 protected?

I noticed that I cannot access user files from one account across another. However, if someone took my HDD, hooked it up to another computer, would they be able to see the files? Is there a way to ...
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What makes a Partition Table valid?

QUESTION: What makes a Partition Table recognizable and valid to an operating system? (Linux specifically) ? Optional Background Info: I thought there was some sort of "signature" that defines a ...
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what cryption does windows(vista/7/8) use to store wi-fi passwords?

That is located at c:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Wlansvc\Profiles\Interfaces here is one example: ...
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Automatically remove encryption when copying to removable device [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Encrypted flag when copying a file from a HDD to a USB drive? Windows OS (8 64-bit). This question has already popped up in How to remove Encrypted flag ...
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Cracking truecrypt files in minutes? Or just truecrypt harddrives in minutes?

Apparently http://www.lostpassword.com/kit-forensic.htm can be used to crack truecrypt hard drive encryption. Has anyone tried it and is it possible to crack truecrypt files too with this software? ...
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How hard drive internal encryption works?

I see many hard or SSD drives with internal encryption. They often claim to have 256 bit AES. So I can write the data to such disk and data will be stored encrypted. And I can read that data in ...
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Is there any proxy standard/software which encrypts the conneciton between client and proxy server?

I know of usual HTTP proxys and Socks proxys (Socks 4 / Socks 5 - where the main difference as far as I know is the support for DNS resolution via proxy). Both variants more or less "pass the data ...
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Speed constraints of encrypted USB drives - Where are the bottlenecks?

I would like to keep my 1.5TB USB 2.0 external drive that I use for backups encrypted. I'm using TrueCrypt and have created a fully encrypted volume. This took 18 hours. My question is: Does ...
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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 ...