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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Turning Computer into Router,Network Address Translation encryption.?

I have windows seven and am using connectify. but when i try to connect to the interner through my ethernet court in my dorm room the comp0uter doesnt recognize the ethernet cord. I belive that the ...
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Reverse SSH Tunnel Connection

If I issue a command to set up a reverse shell: grebwerd@bt:~$ ssh goldberd@whatever -R 10000:localhost:22. I was wondering, when I issue this command, it connects me to grebwerd@whatever, what ...
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Store and Encrypt data over the internet.

I am trying to build a system where I will be able to access my files remotely. I want to setup an external hard drive or a NAS that I will access over the internet, and I want every file that is ...
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Store Keepass files inside Truecrypt container [closed]

Do you recommend storing Keepass files inside Truecrypt or is it a bit overkill?
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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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What do Windows 7 encrypted files look like?

Ok this is kind of an odd question: What do Windows 7 (Home Premium) encrypted files (EFS) look like "from the outside"? Now here is the story. An acquaintance of a freind of mine got a nasty virus ...
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Remove EFS recovery agent from domain member

I cannot ask our Domain Admins to update recovery agent, since they are in other country and they serve millions of people worldwide (actually, I've asked with no success). GPO disables EFS at all, ...
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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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How to prevent access of users to read and extract my binary files

I have set of binary data files among one of my applications and for security issues I should encrypt and decrypt files for every use. This is quite well but the process is killing. I use Blowfish to ...
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Cannot open an encrypted file on OS X

I cannot decrypt files on OS X (10.6.8 and 10.8.2) which I have encrypted on Ubuntu (10.04) using ccrypt. As a similar problem, I have a password file created with KeePassX. I just cannot open it on ...
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How can I decrypt a file encrypted with the FreeBSD bdes(1) command using openssl?

The file was encrypted using the FreeBSD bdes(1) command with the default parameters.
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How can I decode a message encrypted with a one time pad? [closed]

I know that a one-time pad requires a non-repeating key at least equal to the length of the message to encode, but I have no idea how (or if it is even possible) to decode such a message using a one ...
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Hiding/encrypting an external hdd partition in a non-destructive way ?

i have an external hdd with personal info like bank details personal projects etc. I have 2 partitions, one for my personal stuff and one for casual stuff. I tried truecrypt, but when the disk is ...
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My Dell notebook shipped with a HDD that includes Full Disk Encryption. Can I upgrade it? [closed]

I have a Dell Latitude E6510 that includes a fingerprint scanner and a Seagate SATA drive that includes Seagate's "DriveTrust' full-disk encryption technology. It's a 250GB drive that I'd like to ...
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SSH Tunnel doesn't work in China

Last year I was working in China for a few months. I never bothered setting up a real VPN, but just created a SSH tunnel, and changed my browsers proxy settings to connect through it. Everything ...
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How can I use encryption with Gmail?

I'm currently reading Cory Doctorow's novel Little Brother which includes a part about encrypted messaging, and even wrapping messages first in my private key and then your public key. I'd like to ...
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Can I use an ssh tunnel to secure an otherwise insecure connection?

Is there a way to set up an ssh tunnel, then connect an arbitrary program (say, an IRC client) to the port on localhost and get an effectively secure connection to a server? How would I go about doing ...
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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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Best practice for sending encrypted archives over email [closed]

At times, I send emails with attached documents that contain sensitive data. I learned recently that the policy is to create an encrypted archive that contain such documents. As a result, I have seen ...
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Is it possible to store Hashed data in a different field than userPassword in LDAP

I've been asked to store hashed data in a LDAP server. Putting hashed passwords is easy but I'm not sure if LDAP allows to store data like email hashed or even encrypted. Creating a LDIF file with a ...
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Cannot mount TrueCrypt volume

I encrypted a 800GB partition on my 1TB hard drive. The process completed successfully. But, now when I mount the drive it asks me to format it. I cannot open it. I have 600GB of data and I am not ...
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Do there exist any published security audits of FreeOTFE?

I see that http://www.freeotfe.org offers FOSS encryption software for Windows. This software also has a Wikipedia article devoted to it. However, it appears to have received less scrutiny than its ...
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Can TrueCrypt be cracked? [closed]

I like TrueCrypt because its easy to use, the filenames can't be viewed unless you decrypt them. My questions are: a) Is there any other encryption software better than TrueCrypt that provides ...
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What to do with a Blowfish Key?

I just completed backing up 8 years of my Gmail using http://gmvault.org I selected the --encrypt option which uses Blowfish encryption. According to their site: Emails can be encrypted with the ...
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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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Unecrypted Image of Truecrypt-Encrypted System Partition

The general tenor around the internet seems to be that you can't create images of system partitions that have been encrypted (with truecrypt) other than with dd or similar sector-by-sector copy tools. ...
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Can't find second partition on encrypted drive with two partitions

I have a drive with two partitions, a system partition (Windows 7) and a partition just for data. Both are encrypted with the same password. I didn't had any problems, but yesterday my laptop gets ...
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Is it possible to open encrypted sparseimage files from MacOS X on Windows?

Windows programs MacDrive Pro and TransMac are capable to open MacOS X .sparseimage files. Does it include encrypted sparseimage files ? Are there other programs to open such files ?
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Can you encrypt a hard disk with gpg?

Can you encrypt a hard disk with gpg? Is there any tool to do that?
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Transparent file encryption

So I'm paranoid...well kind of. I'm curious if there is a solution out there that will take files from a specific location, automatically encrypt them using a provided key, and copy them to another ...
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Truecrypt - Mount with command line options through GUI

I'm trying to mount a Truecrypt volume with the "Preserve modification timestamp" setting disabled. However, I only want the setting disabled for just this volumen, not all volumes. The only way I've ...
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Does TrueCrypt work on systems where the user data has been moved to a seperate disk from the OS?

I have a desktop computer with a small SSD and a large hard drive... as a result, I have installed my windows OS on the SSD but have moved all user data and programs to the hard drive except for ...
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Decrypting a TrueCrypt drive pulled from another machine

I work in a corporate environment and we are now required to encrypt laptops. I have already encrypted about 5 or 6 out of 40. I still have a few questions before we go all out with TrueCrypt. Can ...
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How do I make an encrypted disk image on Debian?

I'm basically looking for an equivalent to OS X's encrypted sparsebundles. The solution should have support for file ACLs and should not force me to specify a size in the beginning (the image should ...
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Troubleshooting TrueCrypt AES pretest errors

Every time I try full system encryption with truecrypt (AES) I'm getting a 'pretest failed' message after my test reboot. The thing is, nothing actually fails, I get a password prompt from the boot ...
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Outlook 2010 Cant't Read Encrypted Email, But Send

I upgraded my desktop from Outlook 2007 to Outlook 2010. Now I can't read encrypted emails; they appear as a blank body. I tried every help in the internet, but most of them point you to your S/Mime ...
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How to encrypt dual boot windows 7 and xp (bitlocker, truecrypt combo?) on sdd (recommended?)

I would like to setup a dual boot Windows 7 and Windows XP laptop/notebook computer where each operation system's partition is fully encrypted. I would like to do this on a SSD - a 128Gb Crucial M4. ...
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Encrypt Windows 8 file history

File history in Windows 8 is great, but it saves my files on an external drive without any encryption, and stores them using the exact same folder structure as the originals. If a bad guy gets his ...
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Which SSD controllers don't use compression?

I'm in the market for an SSD, but I haven't found any information on which SSDs do NOT use compression on the controller. The system it will go into requires full disk encryption (provided via ...
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truecrypt hidden volume as main disk on linux

If you've read Cory Doctorow's Little Brother (a wonderful novel, by the way) you'll know that the main character sets up a Truecrypt-esque hidden volume on his phone. It opens to the login prompt, ...
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Wipe RAM on shut down to prevent Cold Boot Attack

My system is encrypted using Full Disk Encryption, i.e. everything except /boot is encrypted using dmcrypt/luks. I am concerned about Cold Boot Attacks, where researchers demonstrated, that content ...
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File encryption software with wide compatibility?

I have an external HDD on which i keep most of my personal stuff. I primarily use windows and linux but i also plug it into my android tablet. any software which can run on these platforms will be do. ...
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I've lost access to my encrypted files

I have an account on Windows Server 2008 R2, which at the moment I am using as a desktop. I had certain files encrypted under a standard user account. I changed my password, and then lost power ...
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Is there an rsync alternative, that stores compressed and encrypted?

I'm looking for a suitable off-site backup / file synchronization solution. Both local client and remote server run linux. Storage space on the server is limited, bandwidth between client and server ...
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is there a way to stop mac osx disk encryption in progress?

I chose a 1T external drive for time machine and checked the "encrypt backups" option. I thought it will only encrypt the backups, but as it seems it is now encrypting the whole drive which has quite ...
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How can I automatically synchronize a directory tree on multiple machines?

I have two Mac laptops and a Debian server, each with a directory that I would like to keep in sync between the three. The solution should meet the following criteria (in rough order of importance): ...
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How do you deal with PGP + Drafts in Thunderbird?

I'm having trouble trying to setup a secure email client. I have marked an option to always encrypt emails by default. But they only get encrypted right before being sent, so sometimes a draft is ...
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LVM needed for encrypted, expandable RAID?

I am currently building a RAID-5 with three 2TB HDDs on Debian. I am wondering how I could configure my RAID to be encrypted and expandable in the future. I do not need nor want partitions, but must I ...
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How can I use a PGP key on Windows to sign/verify and encrypt/decrypt documents?

Occasionally I need to encrypt a file, cryptographically sign something, etc. GNU PG and PGP are good tools for this, but how can I get them working on Windows? When I try to search for an installer, ...
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Confluence inline encryption / Form encryption

we are running a confluence 4.2.3 installation as our primary wiki. Even if we make use of page permissions and user management, we still can not store certain kind of data in the wiki like ...