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 make truecrypt 100% portable by using vmware thinapp?

truecrypt and other OTFE cryptosystems require an extremely low level device driver to be running in the background for encryption/decryption operations.for this reason, one needs admin rights(atleast ...
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PGP Encryption/Decryption issue & Integrity methods

We had a process that ran for almost 3 years with no problems until last week. We tried to generate an encrypted file and it successfully made it, but on decryption, it gave us this error: It's ...
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Trigger Recoverable BitLocker Lockout

My team is about to provide our traveling colleagues with new Windows 8 laptops. Part of our security solution depends on the use of BitLocker. Every laptop will have two partitions configured like ...
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Encrypting remote laptops with Truecrypt

My current process of encrypting user laptops is to set the password for myself, create a rescue disk, test login and have user set the password to their liking. I do this while physically with the ...
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TrueCrypt system encrypted drive fails to load Windows

I have full system encryption on my Win 7 Pro/64 hdd. I boot the machine and enter the TrueCrypt password, and Windows starts to load but fails with the error message "The boot selection failed ...
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Can you defrag an encrypted file system

I just encrypted my entire hard drive with truecrypt and was wondering can I still defrag it? Or will that not work anymore or break something.
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Hard Drive Encryption

I have a new HP laptop 2540p and was wondering how hard is it to encrypt the whole hard drive? Does it slow boot time? Does it make loading programs take longer? You have to enter a password at boot ...
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does encryption and disk wiping, using gutmann or dod, produce the same measure of entropy?

does using aes 256 or some other crypto algorithm produce the same degree of randomness as that when using an erasing algorithm like gutmann or dod? i mean is it possible to look at a "RAW" hdd and ...
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How to automatically mount a TrueCrypt volume on OSX after login with password/keyfile

I would like to do the following: I. After logging into my account I would like OSX to automatically mount 2 of my volumes (located on same external HDD connected via FW800) using a password or ...
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How is TrueCrypt in-place system drive encryption implemented?

TrueCrypt supports encrypting a system partition while operating system is running. From the docs: Note that TrueCrypt can encrypt an existing unencrypted system partition/drive in-place while ...
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How Unsafe is it to Log in to a Website Using Anonymous Web Proxy?

Let us say that I want to access some sites blocked by the authority for any reason what-so-ever. I understand that these sites can be accessed, sometimes with limited functionality, using anonymous ...
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Crashplan + TrueCrypt - Overkill?

Crashplan already has an option to encrypt the data. And if selected, this stores the encrypted file on the server. Truecrypt certainly has lot more options, but for basic usage, wouldn't ...
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Is it possible to associate a secondary email address with an existing *public* key?

For example, if I have a friend's public key that's associated with, say, email address john@domain.com, but I want to send him a message at john@other.net, is there a sensible way to do this? Is ...
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Encrypting a multi-boot USB drive

Goal: Full encryption of a multi-boot USB drive containing boot CDs and confidential information Problem: I have been experimenting with XBoot (https://sites.google.com/site/shamurxboot/download) ...
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Can I run a private Bittorrent Sync central server that replicates data but does not decrypt it?

Bittorrent just announced Bittorrent Sync, which as I understand it is a pure P2P sync solution without a central server that stores your data: Instead, all nodes in the network replicate amongst ...
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Apple HTTP Live Streaming PKCS 7 encrypted stream

M3U8 streams can be encrypted using AES-128 with or without IV, as described here: http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-pantos-http-live-streaming-07#section-3.3.4. Now I have a stream that is apparently ...
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Preserve encryption identity/key moving Windows Media Center to new install of Windows 7

My computer is Windows 7 Home Premium x64 with Media Center and a pre-installed TV-Tuner card. I have a collection of movies and tv programs that I have recorded using Media Center. As I understand ...
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Digital Certificate (Signature) Verification in Software Installation

I need to know what exactly happens during digital certificate (signature) verification when a software is installed by the operating system. I understand that this is a asymmetric key process and I ...
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How can I access volumes encrypted with LUKS/dm-crypt from Windows?

The answer to this question used to be FreeOTFE (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreeOTFE); sadly, the project has not been updated for three years and its website (http://www.freeotfe.org) is no longer ...
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Is Firefox master password necessary when using Full disk encryption?

Does Firefox master password add anything to a full encrypted disk ? As I understand it, Firefox master password is here to protect again passive attacks, ie when firefox is not running, or at least ...
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Is it possible to decrypt multiple truecrypt drives at FDE boot?

I have a Windows 7 Machine with the OS disk using TrueCrypt full disk encryption. I've got an additional 4 other drives plugged into the same machine for storage (Via SATA storage) that I would like ...
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Booting an encrypted system from a flash drive without user interaction

I have an unused desktop that I'm planning on turning to a household server running (hopefully) Arch Linux. I know that I can fully encrypt the system and have to enter a password upon each boot but I ...
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Encrypt a virtual hard disk on Windows 7 Home Premium?

I have a virtual hard disk file (*.VHD) and as Windows 7 Home Premium user, I don't have BitLocker to encrypt this hard disk. So is there any alternative way for me to do so?
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Open an .EPM file on a Mac

I have an a CD from work encrypted with Check Point End Point encryption software for windows. If I was trying to open this on a Windows computer I would just open the included .exe file on the CD and ...
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Force OSX text field to accept copy-paste

Short version: Is there a way to force text field in OSX to accept pasting a string, despite that the developer (Apple) set it to not to accept copy-paste? Long story: Platform: OS X 10.8.2 ...
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How to easily encrypt a directory on backup USB on Ubuntu?

I have an unencrypted USB stick that I don't want encrypted. However, I want to save some data in a folder encrypted on that particular USB, in a way that will allow me to decrypt it again on ...
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Create an auto-growing encrypted folder on linux?

I would like to create an encrypted folder on my ext4-data partition, where I can move some secret data into. how do I create such a folder? The drive is already more than half full, so is there a ...
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Free replacement for PGP Desktop

A few years ago I used to use PGP Desktop unfortunately Symantec bought this excellent program and now wants a lot of money for Symantec Encryption Desktop Professional. Does anybody know of a free ...
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How to remove password of a password-protected PRC?

I know the password, I just want to remove it. Mobidedrm couldn't do this (it can remove DRM from files that are not password-protected only though). any idea? Sample file on DropBox passwd of ...
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How to format an encrypted harddrive using Linux?

I`m not very experienced with Linux, however, there are a lot of inforamtion around, so I can usually learn what I need. I never understood, however, what "mounting" means in Linux. While using ...
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How does Truecrypt know it has the correct password?

I wasn't sure whether to ask this on stackoverflow or superuser. In the truecrypt documentation, it says that a truecrypt container is indistinguishable from random data. My question is, how does ...
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SSH rejects RSA passphrase for keys created with GPG/Enigmail [duplicate]

Last year I created an 4096 bit RSA key pair with GPG / Enigmail in Thunderbird. Enigmail lists me a primary key used to sign and authenticate e-mails, and a subkey used to encrypt e-mails. I exported ...
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How to use ssh-rsa public key to encrypt a text?

So, the scenario is: Given I'm Bob, I want to encrypt some message for Alice. The only public key I have is her ssh-rsa id_rsa.pub like this: ssh-rsa ...
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Is ecryptfs-setup-swap persistent?

I have what I think is a quick question: Is running ecryptfs-setup-swap on a system that didn't have home-directory or swap encryption enabled when it was installed persistent? The man page at ...
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encrypt and hide packets in open network

I'm looking for a way to encrypt and hide my network traffic when connected to open networks such as universities, cafés, etc. I know I could use a VPN to encrypt the packets, but someone monitoring ...
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How can I encrypt a read-only adobe acrobat file?

My brokerage kindly decided to mark my account statement as read-only for my benefit. But, now when I open the statement in Acrobat Pro X in Windows 7, the Encrypt option is grayed out. How can I make ...
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OpenSSL and what encryption method to use

I am on OS X 10.8.3, savvy with a command-line and I want to use OpenSSL to start encrypting sensitive information on my MacBook Pro I know that I can use openSSL in a syntax like: openssl enc ...
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Are there any programs or drivers that can accelerate encryption using gpu/igp?

Does anybody know of any linux tool that offloads- preferably in a transparent fashion- encryption to gpu?. I'd like to buy an amd e350 apu for my nas and it would be great if i could boost otfe ...
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How to find out if my IM messages are encrypted?

I'm a Yahoo Messenger addict and I use it extensively with Pidgin on Debian. Unfortunately I moved to a place where I have to share a privately operated network connection with a lot of people I'm not ...
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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", ...