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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“Hacking” Into my own 500 GB Seagate External Hard-drive

Throughout college—and dating back before high school—I had been backing up important information/application etc… on an external 500 GB Seagate Hard Drive. I was anxious about losing the contents of ...
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TrueCrypt disk encryption causes extremely slow Windows startup

I have a Windows desktop that was fast on startup until I encrypted the hard disk with TrueCrypt. Now it takes maybe around 3 minutes to startup after I type in my key. Then when my desktop appears, ...
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How to prevent 7-Zip encrypted zip file passwords from being stored on the hard-drive?

I've encrypted a folder with 7-Zip 9.20, specifying 256-bit AES and a password, and the .zip file was created. But then, when I clicked on the zipped file, to my surprise, PeaZip 5.1.1, which was the ...
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7-Zip: Opening image from 7z archive produces error code 0x8000000a

I've tried encrypting a folder containing a text file and an image with AES encryption using the .7z format. When I enter the password to open the encrypted folder the two files are displayed. I can ...
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Why is my bitlocker data drive unlocked for a few seconds after boot?

To specify: why is the data on my bitlocker encrypted drive available for a few seconds after logging in? After a few seconds the system 'notices' the drives are bitlocker encrypted and need to be ...
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Encrypt Multiple Files into Individual Volumes Easily?

I'm looking for something like TrueCrypt, which allows me to easily and seemlessly work with a large number of encrypted files, but I'd like the files to be individually encrypted, rather than ...
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How to access bitlocker encrypted drive in linux?

I have a laptop running windows 7 ultimate. I have encrypted my drives using bitlocker. Now I have also installed lubuntu along with windows. But my encrypted drives are not visible in linux. Hence I ...
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Text files found with unknown encryption

I just found a bunch of encrypted text files in my Google Drive. I don't seem to be able to remember the program used to encrypt them so that I can read them. It was possibly done on Android or ...
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Encrypting File System - can you download a file which can turn this on?

Thank goodness for these forums. I had somehow turned on EFS on one folder somewhere on my disc. I found the answer here as to how to discover it and therefore turn it off. To the best of my ...
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Is there a way to decrypt the files without EFS key in windows 7

I was using Windows 7 in my system and files were being encrypted on their own. Now after formatting my system (with Win 7 again) I am unable to use/access any of those encrypted files. Kindly help if ...
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Windows 8.1 full disc encryption

I have a zenbook ux302 that I want to do a full disc encryption on. I had no problem using bitlocker on my stationary computer, but the zenbook doesn't seem to have that functionality? I have the ...
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Decrypting the CipherValue in a PSKC file

This is the opposite of what I was doing in this question - Encryption and HMAC in a PSKC file The spec is there at https://tools.ietf.org/rfc/rfc6030.txt The Data/seed is encrypted with AES-128-CBC ...
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SSD encryption and backups

I'm looking to increase security by getting a popular 256 GB SSD that comes with 3D MLC and 256 bit AES encryption. That looks to be the ticket. But. . . I have a very sophisticated back-up system ...
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Routing all Internet traffic through home network

I'm looking to establish a connection between my computer at school and my computer at home for the purpose of routing all Internet traffic across this connection. My school monitors my Internet ...
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What causes the files in Program Files to be inaccessible?

I have got strange problems on my notebook for months. I finally tracked down the problem to unusual situation in C:\Program Files, so now I ask this question here. I have got two user accounts - ...
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how to find out if I can use HP secure encryption

I have a server that does not have an order sheet of what all was included when the server was bought. I would like to try and implement HP Secure Encryption (link) but am not sure if I have all the ...
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What software has a bug that space in Adobe password fails to open in Chrome? [duplicate]

I have Adobe Acrobat Pro XI which can open an encrypted pdf file that contains a space in the password on Mac OS X Yosemite, however, if I download the file in Chrome Version 39.0.2171.95 (64-bit) and ...
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How to remove BUYUNLOCKCODE Ransomware

A ransomware appears to have been circulating for the past few weeks. the data files will be encrypted and a BUYUNLOCKCODE.txt ransom note will be created in all directories where a file was ...
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Cannot convert ssh.com key to ppk format using Puttygen

I am having issues converting a private key from ssh.com format to putty format. Upon importing of the private key, I am met with the following error. Couldn't load private key (key does not begin ...
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TrueCrypt encrypted my hard drive and THEN warned that the drive letter will change

My laptop is broken, and I have to give it to a service tech soon. Unfortunately, I can not easily take off the hard drive with this model, it's deep inside. So I am frantically looking for ways to ...
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Decrypted Trucrypt drive won't mount in another computer

I am upgrading computers and will use Bitlocker on the new machine. I decrypted my system drive on the old machine that was encrypted with TC so that I can more easily transfer my old data across. TC ...
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S/MIME for Mac and iOS

I have been trying to generate S/MIME certificates for my MacOS and iOS devices and it does not seem to work. I have researched on this matter and it seems that keyUsage and extendedKeyUsage are ...
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are gpg keyservers synchronised with each other? pgp mit server too?

A question regarding the gpg keyservers: Are the servers found in the list here synchronised with each other?: http://www.gpg4win.org/doc/de/gpg4win-compendium_22.html So uploading a pub key to one ...
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gpg key, submit to keyserver and find again using webbrowser

I am using Kleopatra to create gpg keys (gpg4win). However, I also want to use openkeychain on android. openkeychain uses pgp.mit.edu as keyserver, Kleopatra uses keys.gnupg.net keyserver. How can I ...
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How to generate a gpg4win keypair without passphrase?

I would like to generate a gpg keypair using gpg4win. I am at the point where a personal OpenPGP key pair is generated, but: How can I generate a keypair using gpg4win with no passphrase? The private ...
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Mac Legacy Filevault Password Hints (.sparsebundle)

My MacBook died, so I pulled the HD and I'm trying to access the user accounts which are encrypted with Filevault. It's SnowLeopard, so there is a .sparsebundle file for each user. I've unlocked the ...
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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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Password protecting SSD drive

I have three hard drives in my computer, one SSD and two traditional hard drives. I just upgraded the SSD, the previous SSD was using TrueCrypt to encrypt it... which worked great. But this new SSD (a ...
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What does the RADIUS server do in a WPA2 Enterprise setup?

I'd like to upgrade my WiFi from "WPA2 Personal" to "WPA2 Enterprise" mode because I know that in principle, on a WiFi secured with "WPA2 Personal", devices who know the PSK can sniff on each other's ...
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Which one is RSA encryption algorithm?

I searched in the internet for Online RSA calculator and also for RSA algorithm example and I found this online RSA calculator tool and this site that mention the algorithm as below : RSA ...
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Cipher challenge [closed]

So I was recently challenged by someone to solve this cipher. I am not entirely sure which section of the stack exchange this belongs but I think that this is ok for superuser. Below is the cipher ...
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Program to encrypt a file so that it is safe to email [closed]

I need to be able to email a very sensitive file. I don't want any one without a password to be able to see anything in it. Is there a free program out there that will do a really good encryption ...
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Can I encrypt live volume using DiskCryptor?

I am running Windows Home Premium Edition. I downloaded and ran DiskCryptor. OS and Data and everything on drive C:. I set DiskCryptor to volume C: and clicked Encrypt. After entering password and ...
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Doubts about the Tor network

Consider a computer connected to the Tor network through the Tor browser. My question is does the whole Internet traffic go through the tor network like Windows update, Kaspersky update, VLC update or ...
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is possible to burn Blu ray data disks encrypting data on them? [duplicate]

I am looking for a way to lock BD disks, so I can do a backup and not be worried that someone may access the data on them. I thought to make a zip and protect it with password, then burn it, but this ...
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Moving LVM encrypted swap from sda to sdb?

I have configured an encrypted home folder. Naturally this implies that swap falls into the crypto catagory. I have installed a second disk with a swap partition already ready to go and ready to be ...
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Software to store my password on a crypted file and access it through another password [closed]

I'm looking for a software that allows me to store some passwords in something like "a text file", access it through a password, read my passwords if required and close it again. I want something ...
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Setting Rules for opening of Disk Utility programs

I have a OS X Yosemite mac and am attempting to create a special encrypter, hopefully using Disk Utility. I would like, instead of having a password protected folder, a double locked folder. I would ...
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Why does Twitter Bootstrap look like it's encrypted in Windows explorer?

I'm a little perplexed, I run Windows 7 Professional N 64-bit and just downloaded the precompiled Twitter Bootstrap library from their homepage. On extracting, I was given a prompt to backup my ...
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Truecrypt Password Problem, Have Recovery Disk

I am trying to log in to a laptop that has not been used since the end of last year. The laptop has Truecrypt 7.1 along with Windows 7. I am 99% sure i am using the correct password. On entering the ...
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Encrypt SMB network share using BitLocker [closed]

I already found out that it is possible to create an encrypted container file with BitLocker[s] but is this the only solution? I'm afraid this might be not performing well. Will it perform (speed) ...
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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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How can clients easily and securely send me passwords?

I often need to get passwords from clients for FTP, SSH, MySQL, Authorize.net, etc. What's an easy way for them to send me passwords securely? Maybe even without them needing a login/password? ...
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Is it safe to use Truecrypt to encrypt a raid 5 array?

I have a raid 5 array(software in windows server 2008). I have encrypted it using truecrypt, and it seams to be working fine, however, I am worried what will happen when i lose a drive. Will truecrypt ...
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eCryptfs encrypted home - explanation

I'm trying to understand how ecryptfs works internally and documentation on ecryptfs.org doesn't help. Maybe someone is able to explain how does it really works. Of course I'm aware of these hidden ...
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Linux - Re-Mounting encrypted device - delay needed?

If I mount a encrypted device via mount /dev/sdb1 ./mnt and unmount it some time later umount ./mnt I am able to re-mount it in the same way only after waiting up to one second. In the other ...
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Formatting hard drive works on windows, not on linux

Alright this is driving me crazy. About a month ago I finally migrated to Linux almost exclusively (I only use windows for gaming these days) and so decided to migrate my data storage as well. I ...
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Enforce encryption in Outlook 2010 for specific E-Mail addresses

There is a specific E-Mail address which I have to send data always encrypted and signed. I already configured everything, such that the E-Mails get encrypted and signed, but I often forget to turn on ...
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Cryptolocker virus removal

I am facing cryptolocker virus problem, I have tried decryptcryptolocker website but it did not work. In the below link you will find an example encrypted file in my pc. ...
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How to remove Encrypted flag when copying a file from a HDD to a USB drive?

Environment: Windows 7, but applies to other EFS-compatible Windows versions I have a file that is encrypted using standard Windows EFS encryption. When I copy that file to a USB drive using Total ...