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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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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Is it possible to encrypt files without knowing the public key of person I am willing to share the data?

If I have files that I would like share with another person however if this person does not have a public key e.g. they have not yet installed PGP, etc how can I encrypt the data so that only that ...
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Workaround to get “McAffe Email Encryption” to just send me an email?

My local city government uses "McAffe Email Encryption". It's not a simple click-to-verify or a greylist or a CAPTCHA. After sending an email requiring a simple response I get an email to sign up for ...
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Can I set up a password-dependent partition as seen in “Little Brother”?

I was just reading Little Brother (the Cory Doctorow book) and I thought about how awesome it would be if, on startup, a computer asked for a password. Depending on the password, it could open ...
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Why does the debian installer erase the swap when encrypting?

I am installing a new copy of debian squeeze. I decided to use an encrypted Lvm this time. I noticed that is taking a really really long time to format the drive. It says it is erasing partition #5 ...
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Can Truecrypt encrypt a full hard disk/drive , when/if incase it contains some 1) read/write errors ? 2) bad sectors?

Can Truecrypt encrypt a full hard disk/drive , when/if incase it contains some 1) read/write errors ? 2) bad sectors ? Before or even if after , they are fixed and recovered by windows chkdsk ...
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TrueCrypt partition or not?

I'm getting a new external HDD and am considering using TrueCrypt to secure it, as I work on many commercial projects and like to have the peace of mind when I travel. It's a 2TB HDD and I have two ...
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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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Truecrypt & luks, best from both worlds?

I am looking for multi-platform on-the-fly encryption tool, both truecrypt and luks /dmcrypt/ can provide, but I cant have dual boot /Linux&windows/ in this case, because TC does not support multi ...
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Seeking Windows hardware encryption card for drive encryption

I am seeking a hardware encryption card for accelerating drive encryption on an older system that I am trying to repurpose as a NAS. I have a dual-processor AMD Athlon MP 2800+ system with a 12-port ...
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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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Encrypting my laptop hard drive

I've considered encrypting my laptop hard drive for a while now, but the only thing holding m back is my Microsoft SQL Server 2008 installation. I use my laptop for development and also have some ...
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How does adding a device in Firefox Sync work, when Mozilla never knows your encryption key?

When using Firefox Sync, you need a password (to login to your account) and an encryption key. Mozilla claims that it does not know your encryption key and that all data is encrypted before being send ...
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How does gpg handle multiple keys in a keypair?

As I understand it, keypairs used with gpg generally have more than one associated key: one for signing and one for encryption. How are these multiple keys managed when using gpg (to push to a ...
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Show the encryption method used on a zip file in WinZip 9.0

I received a zip with an encrypted file inside. How do I determine which encryption method was used on it in WinZip 9.0? I've cruised all the menus and options and see no easy way to tell this ...
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Encrypting using DES 64-bit with openssl

I'm trying to do a very simple thing, namely using a 64-bit password and a 64-bit plaintext (both in hex) and encrypt it with simple old DES. my script looks like this: plaintext=`echo -n "$2" | sed ...
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What does “STA-ASSOC” mean?

Looking at the wireless statistics on a TL-WR740N wireless router, I sometimes see the MAC address "00-20-00-A5-22-1A" connecting, with the current status being "STA-ASSOC". The manual actually shows ...
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Multi-Truecrypt, One unencrypted

My goal is to create a multi-boot system in which I have an unencrypted Windows XP\7 for guests and and an encrypted Windows 7 for me with WUBI installed on this partition if possible. Truecrypt ...
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File-based encrypt-and-sync solution for Windows

There exists many syncing and backup solutions out there, but I have yet to find a setup that will cover ALL the following behavior: I want the ability to designate local folder B as the "encrypted ...
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Hiding password in bash script

I have a bash script, which executes a Java file. This Java file connects to an online service, and it requires that as one of the parameters I give it my password for the service. I feel ...
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Windows 7 reinstalled, Bitlocker (or not) encryption issue

I've had to reinstall Windows 7 Ultimate on my PC. I use file encryption for some directories, and I have backups of the .pfx file for the machine. I double clicked the file on the machine and it ...
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Password protecting individual files

Im wondering what is the best way to password protect individual files or folders? I am working with peoples personal details and need to secure the currently unprotected files. I was thinking of ...
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Vulnerability of EFS (Encrypting File System) on Windows 7

I am looking into using EFS (Encrypting File System) at file/folder level on Windows 7. I read Wikipedia article on EFS and it does mention several vulnerabilities related to Windows 2000 and XP. ...
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Sending Password Safe files per unencrypted mail secure enough?

I use Password Safe with portable key files ( http://passwordsafe.sourceforge.net/ ) for storing my passwords. Unfortunately, I've forgotten the files at home today and right now I need one of the ...
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How to send a large file securely?

I need to send large files from a Linux machine to another using cryptography. The sender machine knows the recipient IP but not vice-versa. I don't need strong cryptography and prefer higher-speed ...
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Encryption algorithm of gnome-keyring

What encryption algorithm does gnome-keyring use? I've tried looking for it on their site but it seems quite hidden.
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How to run an encrypted virtual machine?

I wonder what is the best practice for storing the virtual machine encrypted. I tried putting the image it a TrueCrypt volume, but it doesn't work nicely: With the volume unmounted the VirtualBox ...
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Smart whole disk imaging backup compatible with TrueCrypt whole disk encryption?

I have used Acronis TrueImage whole-disk backups for a long time, and they've saved me on numerous occasions. The ease of restoring a system when you have a 3 day old full image of C:\ is just ...
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Proper use of GPG

I am new to encryption in general and GPG in particular. My use case is storing personal documents on a network drive. These documents are scans (e.g. diplomas, papers). I generated a GPG key using ...
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Retrieving data from an encrypted corrupt Windows disk - any way to access it from Linux?

My Windows system disk crashed (taking away tons of personal and work related files) This disk was encrypted using BitLocker The IT guy did his thing using some BitLocker recovery tool and gave me a ...
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Text config file encryption on Linux system for security

I plan to use newsbeuter for console RSS reading. This program has a config text file where I need to store my Google account password, in order to access my Google reader. I don't feel easy at ...
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How can I take advantage of Full Disk Encryption used on SSDs?

Both my OCZ Vertex 2 240GB (with it's SF-1200 series controller) and my Intel SSD 320 support full disk AES encryption. I would like to use BitLocker on this laptop to prevent data theft, but ...
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How to install SafeGuard Easy on a Macbook running Windows 7

When I install SafeGuard Easy 5.6 on a Macbook running Windows the Installer stops at some point and rolls back. I am aware, that this is not offically supported ...
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How Do I Install Outguess Steganography Command on OS X?

My daughter is leaving for a risky foreign country next week, and the country has some limited Internet censors there. I want to provide a way for her to send me secret steganography messages in any ...
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What software can encrypt system disk with keyfile?

I'd like to encrypt my system disk and use a keyfile stored on a USB flash. I was planning to use truecrypt, but it doesn't support keyfiles for system drive encryption.
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How do I make sure a file stays off my hard drive on OS X?

I need to keep a secure file on OS X (10.6). The file is stored on a Flash drive, in an encrypted volume using TrueCrypt. The file itself is a CSV, to be opened using Excel. I need the file to stay ...
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How do I make a file self-destruct?

Does anyone know of an easy way to encrypt a file that deletes itself if I type in the false-password: oklahoma? It would need to self-destruct only if I type oklahoma. I would need it to decrypt if ...
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How do I prevent a disk from mounting?

I own an Iomega Prestige. The disk series includes a Virtual CD partition that includes a file encryption utility that can only be used on a Windows machine. Every time I mount the external drive to ...
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Time Capsule & Encrypted Backups under OS X Lion

How can I have an encrypted Time Machine backup on my Time Capsule? The option is in Time Machine preferences, but greyed out. Anyone know of hacks/workarounds to make this work?
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How is SSH/scp/rsync encrypted?

And, just making sure I have this right, if I copy a file from a server with this command: $ rsync mvmacd@ssh.mysite.com:~/credit_card_numbers.txt ./ [Not that I actually have that file on my ...
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Encrypt file on FreeBSD

I can't get mcrypt to work on a FreeBSD server ([Bus error 10]). GPG doesn't work, it says it cannot open /dev/tty. Any ideas? Also, I kind need to be able to decrypt the file on (Ubuntu) Linux. I ...
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What are the risks of using GnuPG 1.4.9 with the insecure memory message?

I have Cygwin installed on several computers and would like to use the included GnuPG to encrypt files for my use only. The version of GnuPG included is 1.4.9 but it appears that there’s also a ...
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Does Truecrypt corrupt data if the PC hangs while encrypting partition?

I installed Truecrypt on a new laptop with Windows 7 and started encrypting the system partition. While encrypting, I ran another program which froze the OS. I had to turn the laptop off and reboot, ...
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How to encrypt a large file with limited disk quota?

On a FreeBSD server, is there any way to encrypt a file, which is probably 90%+ of my quota? I thought of using split, then after encrypting a file, delete the original.. but then, when I have all ...
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Connect through own TOR relay, make edge node traffic unreadable

I understand that one of the limitations of TOR is that whoever runs the edge node can read all the traffic running through it before it gets split up amongst the TOR cloud. Lets say you were an ...
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Mounting a FileVault 2 encrypted external Home Drive at boot with OS X Lion

I currently have a three (3) drive setup with OS X Lion. / Boot /Volumes/Home (My Home Directory) /Volumes/Time Machine (Time Machine Backup) The Boot and Time Machine volumes are both encrypted via ...
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Portable options for encrypting files and folders on Windows?

I'm looking for options for encrypting files on Windows that can be run portably. It looks like gnu pg may do what I want but I can't find a recent portable version of it. I do not believe Truecrypt ...
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Encrypted remote filesystem with concurrent access - is it possible?

I'm looking for a way to store an encrypted filesystem on rsync.net which can be mounted and used by multiple clients concurrently - I've considered and experimented with many different ideas, ...
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Create new partition on encrypted volume in OS X Lion

Updated: see below. I encrypted a 500 GB partition on an external 1TB drive on OS X Lion. The other 500 GB was not used yet and I want to create another partition on the external drive now. Disk ...
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How to decrypt Windows 7 encrypted files

I have a flash drive and on this flash drive I have a folder. In Windows explorer, I right clicked on the folder and went to properties. I then clicked the advanced button and there is a check box ...