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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Encrypt SSD before or after reinstalling Windows7

I format my computer's hard drive and re-install Windows every 3-6 months and it's time to do it again. A few months ago I installed Windows 7 on a brand new Intel 520 SSD. At the time, I didn't set ...
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How many guesses per second are possible against an encrypted disk? [closed]

I understand that guesses per second depends on the hardware and the encryption algorithm, so I don't expect an absolute number as answer. For example, with an average machine you can make a lot ...
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Is it possible to FORMAT an external hard disk that has been encrypted using Storagecrypt?

I lost approximately 680 GB of data on my Seagate 2TB hard drive while experimenting with a software called StorageCrypt. I used it a few months ago and today I tried it again. But, I didn't know ...
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CoreStore Encryption Error on Mac Lion

I am trying to encrypt an external drive using diskutil CoreStorage on Mac Lion 10.7.4. I thought the only requirements were that the drive have GUID partition scheme and Journaled HFS+ file system. ...
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Batch file in right click menu

I'm making a batch file that is going to encrypt information. I made it so when I right click on the object and click on the "test" button it runs the batch file. In regedit I added ...
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Can other see the content I post over a secure connection?

I'm gonna ask a question which includes both SSL and VPN. Though, question is same for both. For SSL, i logged into a forum which offers/supports SSL encryption for secure authentication.(like email ...
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Does the BIOS encrypt the password?

Does the BIOS encrypt the password? If not, can it be found with physical access? If yes, which algorithm does it use?
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Did BitLocker drive encryption corrupt my disc?

I use my external HDD only with my laptop, which runs Windows 7. One of my friends tried to open it on another laptop with Windows XP. The first two attempts, he faced an error saying "E: is not ...
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How can I bypass Internet restrictions?

I can only use browsers with specific user agents and Yahoo Messenger. I used Fiddler to change some things, but I only got browsers working by changing the user agent, everything else is blocked. ...
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Bit-for-bit Clone of Flash Drive?

What is the best utility for completely cloning a flash drive using either Win7 or Lion? My intent here is to include complete partition table and boot records... so bit for bit, regardless of ...
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Is filesystem encryption any good if someone steals my computer while it's on?

I'm using Ubuntu 12, and during installation I have chosen to encrypt the disk and home directory. I only introduce the disk password the first time I log in, so I guess the disk is not encrypted ...
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Is an encrypted home more likely to get corrupted?

As far as I know, if you change a single bit in an encrypted file (or an email, or anything else) the result of the decryption will be totally different. I want to encrypt my ~ directory, but I'm ...
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Which encryption method is best used for my MacBook Pro which uses Boot Camp for Windows 7?

I'm running MBP 6,1 with Lion 10.7.4 and Boot Camp with Windows 7 x64. I'm doing research to try and encrypt my laptop so that while I'm traveling I feel a little more secure about this machine in ...
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Is there a user friendly desktop software that encrypts given text using PGP or GPG? [closed]

I was searching for a simple software that encrypts given text using either PGP or GPG. The alternatives I have found so far are very complicated and hard to operate. Are there any encryption ...
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Encrypt folder on mac for use on Windows

How do I encrypt a folder, preferably with AES, using a Mac OS 10.7, so that I can also use it on Windows? I have tried ISO files, which it seems I can't mount on Windows XP.
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Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access - “The content cannot be displayed because the S/MIME control is not available”

I am using Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access on my Google Chrome internet browser. When I try to open someone's email, there is a warning icon that states: "The content cannot be displayed ...
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Is it possible to decrypt MD5 Hashing? [closed]

I was seeing a video on how to hash passwords with MD5 Hashing. After googling on it I found out that Facebook also uses MD5 hashing scheme. Now I was curious to know if we can decrypt the password ...
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PGP on linux suse

The following script works on a windows server : pgp --encrypt TESTDIR\TESTPgp.txt -r issucnc Exit How would I make the same code to work on a linux server if I wanted to transfer a file from linux ...
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How to encrypt existing files with encfs

Encfs documentation explains how to create two new folders (raw storage and mounted folder). Once a new file is created in the mounted folder, it is automatically encrypted and saved to the raw ...
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TrueCrypt full disk encryption on the Intel 520 Series SSD

I am considering purchasing the Origin PC EON 11-S Pro laptop. It will be mounted to my wheelchair, so a solid-state drive (Intel 520 Series) will be used to eliminate any data loss due to low level ...
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What does the encryption setting of uTorrent do?

I'm having trouble finding precise information about the encryption setting of uTorrent. From what I understand, it's used to hide the torrent traffic from ISPs so that they cannot make the difference ...
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SSH: The authenticity of host <host> can't be established

What does this message mean? Is this a potential problem? Is the channel not secure? Or is this simply a default message that is always displayed when connecting to a new server? I am used to ...
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Creating encrypted disk images on Windows 7?

In Mac OS X it is fairly easy to create an encrypted disk image but i was wondering if there was anything equivalent on Windows 7? I basically want to be able to create a password protected encrypted ...
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Obfuscator.XT encrypted my Outlook.pst

A trojan named Obfuscator.XT encrypted my Outlook.pst file (Outlook 2003) to a file named locked-Outlook.pst.oldv in the same directory. What can I do to decrypt the file?
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Does Thunderbird's Extension Webmail Encrypts Passwords?

I've just set up my Yahoo Mail account to be checked from Thunderbird using it's webmail extension http://webmail.mozdev.org/ , and my concern is about security. I'm not sure how does this extension ...
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Limitations of BlowFish 448 with large files

I am looking at encrypting documents, media, etc with BlowFish 448 and some of the files exceed in 20GB in size. Is there a risk of using BlowFish over AES 256? If so what are they?
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Text editors with encryption plugins?

I am looking for a text editor which supports openssl encryption as a plugin. So, instead of manually: decrypt a file in shell edit it in the text editor encrypt the file in shell Hopefully, the ...
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Use of multiple keyfiles for TrueCrypt

As mentioned in documentation, TrueCrypt would use first 1024 kilobytes of any large file to create SHA-512 Hash which will be combined with password to get the final hash. E.g. ...
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Mounting two partitions on a pen drive

I have a 8 GB pen drive with two partitions on it, one of 20 MB and the other of the remaining space (7+ GB). Windows detects only the first partition. How can I mount the second partition?
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Fail to encrypt loop back device using cryptsetup

The file is mounted to /dev/loop0. # losetup /dev/loop0 /path/to/container1. While trying to set up encryption getting error: root@ubuntu:/# cryptsetup --verbose --cipher "aes-cbc-essiv:sha256" ...
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TrueCrypt full drive encryption [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Full disk encryption on dual boot system using TrueCrypt I'm a little confused as to how TrueCrypt works. I have windows 7/linux(dual boot) installed on a netbook and I ...
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Encrypted network share drive

In the company where I work, we're currently in the progress of setting up a new HR server. Right now, this server is in a seperate network, physically disconnected from the regular LAN, because this ...
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PGP command-line program t be called from script or batch file?

I am seeking a freeware, open-source, or fairly cheap PGP Command Line app which can do PGP file encryption. It should be a Windows solution, and should be able to be called at the command-line, ...
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Is there any benefit to full disk encryption if I always leave my PC on?

As I understand it, full disk encryption encrypts all data on a HDD and protects that data with a password. If I turn my PC off and it gets stolen, all my data, passwords etc. are protected. But I ...
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How to tell if Outlook 2007 will send the email with encryption

Can't seem to find this info anywhere, maybe not possible? With Outlook 2007, how can I tell if the email is going to be sent with encryption? I know how to select the deeply-buried checkbox that ...
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HowTo for using key files with Truecrypt

Ever since I've seen the option to use a key file I was wondering what are good criteria to select or create a key file that will be used for a Truecrypt container? Can I simply learn the preamble of ...
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How to set up encrypted network in easiest way in Linux?

Let's consider we have unencrypted network connection (for example, Ad-hoc Wifi without any WPA, but not limited to wireless, of course). What is the simplest way to secure it (having GNU/Linux on ...
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Will all the files become corrupted inside TrueCrypt?

If I had 15 files in a TrueCrypt Container/Volume and then suppose if the encrypted volume becomes corrupted at some position in container file. Does it mean the volume cannot be decrypted anymore to ...
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Encrypted WiFi with no password?

Is there any standard that allows a WiFi connection to be encrypted, but not require a password? i know that (old, weak) WEP, and newer WPA/WPA2 require a password (i.e. shared secret). Meanwhile my ...
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Can I delete a GPG keyring specified with --keyring while stream is currently being encrypted?

I have a project where I am encrypting a stream like so: some_command | gpg --keyring tempkeyring.gpg --recipient "person" --output filename.gpg --encrypt So while the stream is taking place and ...
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Encrypt internet traffic with ssh

Purpose: I want to encrypt my browsing. According to this lifehacker article it can be done by setting up OpenSSH on Windows with Cygwin. What I don't understand is: If I install the server on my ...
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Truecrypt and hidden volumes [closed]

I would like to know the opinion of some users using (or not) the hidden volume encryption feature of Truecrypt. Personally until now I never used this feature: on Windows I encrypt the system drive ...
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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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Is there a cross platform way to encrypt a USB thumb drive partition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Encryption Program for Flash drive data I sometimes carry sensitive data around on a thumb drive when travelling overseas. However, ideally it should be encrypted. I ...
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Unable to verify encrypted file signature

Using Kleopatra, I have geneated two sets of keys to sign and encrypt a file: Set A: Public key : PA Private Key : PRA Set B: Public key : PB Private Key : PRB I have used (PA) of Set ...
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How can I encrypt an Intel SSD?

I have an Intel 520 SSD and I'd like to encrypt it. How do I do this? It's already formatted and has my programs already installed. I saw that there are programs like TrueCrypt that do that but I ...
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decrypt a smime mail

I received a mail using the webfrontend of my mail provider. It includes the smime.p7m file. I can download this file and want to decrypt it. I have the pfx file with the private key. How can I ...
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Can diskutil encrypt already existing primary boot partition on OS X Lion?

For example this blog entry mentions that an existing partition with /Users can be encrypted, but it also says "secondary driver". Same remark has been mentioned in a few other blog posts I found via ...
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Protecting/securing a single Mac OS X partition (dual-boot setup)

I want to know how to protect a specific Mac OS X 10.7 partition which is installed on a dual-boot machine. I do not need anything too powerful or secure, but I have two Mac partitions on the same ...
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I deleted a hidden drive, but C drive is still not full

I had a 20 gb hidden drive, which brought my 500gb C drive down to 465gb. But after deleting the hidden drive, my C drive still shows up as having only 465GB. How do I fix this?