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 to format a Verbatim Execute Portable HDD 500 GB with Nero software encryption

I bought from an office closure a portable HDD, which seems to be encrypted with Nero software. Of the 500 GB it tells me, 40 GB are there. I cannot see the complete 500 GB. So, I do not care about ...
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Total, initial, hard drive encryption speed with VeraCrypt

Context: I decided to encrypt a 2TB Internal Sata II hard drive I use for personal files (photo collections, tax prep PDFs, hosting a synced Dropbox folder, some non-HD video files, driver install ...
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fglrx drivers cause blank luks encryption password screen on boot, on Linux Mint Petra 16

I recently did a new install of Linux Mint 16 Petra on my main desktop, and used the full disk encryption option from the installer. The installation went smoothly, and the encryption password prompt ...
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removing sensitive data from laptop (ssd drive) before sending to support

Here is my problem. My computer has a screen problem and needs to be sent to the manufacturer's support desk. However I have some private files on the computer I dont want the support to (possibly) ...
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How to encrypt data in bitbucket without losing git diff tools?

Based on this question:encrypt files before sending them to cloud. considering openssl: For example when using openssl we can write the files fooenc.sh: #!/bin/sh openssl enc -bf -nopad -pass ...
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BitLocker protected VHD volume corrupted

Due to all the security hype about TrueCrypt I decided to try out VHD + BitLocker to create encrypted containers. This test went OK for a few days. I used this drive just yesterday with no issues. ...
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Make browser and server use the eNULL SSL/TLS cipher

Is it possible to make a browser and a web server use SSL/TLS (https) with eNULL cipher for debugging purposes in a development environment (e.g. wireshark capture without setting up SSL stream ...
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Encrypted files after resetting windows password

I have some encrypted files in windows and the user account is protected by a password which can be easily bypassed by many tools and methods. So what will happen to these encrypted files? Will ...
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gpg --gen-key not working on “su -l”, but working on local terminal

When I try to use "gpg --gen-key" (v2.1.2 on archlinux) with an user I just created ("backtest"), it works when I open a terminal for that, but not when I'm logged in with another user and then "su -l ...
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What are the best wireless security settings for my router

I am using older SOHO router wl500gP (it is v1 but I think this is not important) with custom Oleg firmware which allows me to use one of the following "Authentication Method": Authentication Method: ...
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Show the encryption method used on a Zip file in Linux?

I’d like to see what encryption method was used on a Zip file on Linux. How can I do this? See the following posts for reference: This question which shows the need to verify the encryption: 7-zip ...
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How to recover Windows 7's encrytion certificate (EFS) from formatted partitions?

I am a home user of Windows 7 ultimate. I am just a local admin for my computer. A standalone system. I am quite noob about computers. I formatted, Windows 7 installed(size 200gb) partition of 1tb ...
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How to encrypt all—or part—of a USB hard drive that can be accessed by both Linux and Mac OS X?

I bought a new USB Hard Drive that I want to use as a back up for my Linux (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS at the moment) and my Mac Mini (running Mac OS X 10.9). I can do this perfectly at the moment, but I want ...
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Is it possible to re-install an operating system over an encrypted system?

Scenario: I buy old PC/laptops, fix it and then resell them. I recently got a laptop at an auction with the whole system password encrypted McAfee Endpoint Encryption. Windows does not even load. I ...
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How do I decrypt seczip AES256-encrypted files using 7-Zip?

Using 7za on SLES 11, how do I decrypt AES256 files? I have created these files on a mainframe using “seczip” with password protection and AES256 encryption. I want to decrypt them on an SLES 11 ...
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Why does KeePassX auto-type not work for Enigmail passphrase prompts?

Whenever encrypting/decrypting an email using the Enigmail extension for Thunderbird, the "Enter Passphase" popup doesn't allow switching windows or workspaces. Because my password is in KeePassX, I ...
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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", ...
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Encrypt single files easily [duplicate]

Right now I am using truecrypt to share files over dropbox but having the set container size is very annoying because dropbox has a limit to storage. I am looking for a way to encrypt individual files ...
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Is it possible to decrypt files which were encrypted by gpg with a very strong password?

I have encrypted my important files by gpg with a 32-length password, includeing upper-case characters, numbers and some special characters. I have stored them online so they can be download by ...
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How secure are password-protected zip files?

In modern zip utilities like 7zip, you can specify a password when creating a .ZIP file. But, how secure is this? What encryption algorithm(s) are used to secure password-protected zip files?
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Truecrypt - cannot resume encryption?

I started encrypting a 'non-system partition' and deferred it. I later initiated "create volume" a second time and encrypted a different drive. But now I am forced to format the previous drive and ...
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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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Encrypting %userprofile% using EFS?

Is it safe to encrypt my Windows 7 %userprofile% folder using EFS ? i.e. are applications or system logon going to be affected?
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GPG public key created with GnuPG is rejected by MS Outlook 2010, why?

I created a GPG keypair with GnuPG on the CentOS 7 command line and I have exported the public key into a .asc file and successfully used that public key to encrypt emails sent from another email ...
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I/O Device Error while trying to Turn On BitLocker

I'm trying to turn on BitLocker on a 1TB drive in an MSI GS70 laptop running Windows 8 Pro. As soon as I click "Turn On BitLocker", the first step of the wizard shows the following error: The ...
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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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SSH-client on windows that supports ECDSA [closed]

I'm looking for a ssh-client on windows that supports ecdsa. There is a whish for putty, but no support yet. Winscp is waiting for putty to implement it. It seems to me that there is no client that ...
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GRUB2 + encrypt. /boot: Load cryptkey from usb

Grub2 allows to encrypt the boot device with LUKS. Booting the system, it shows a prompt for entering the passphrase. In my case, the passphrase should be secure, so it is very long. Is it possible - ...
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Is Gtalk communication encrypted?

What is the level of security offered by gtalk against eaves-dropping?
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Is it possible to encrypt full volumes post-boot?

I have a triple boot system with Windows 7 Ultimate, Kali Linux, and Ubuntu Linux. My bootloader is Grub2. Initially, I wanted full disk encryption covering all three installations but I've found that ...
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Properly setting up gpg4win to use Comod Email Certificate

I am looking to properly setup and import an email certificate from Comodo to use with GPG on Windows (gpg4win). I obtained my email certificate from Comodo, and successfully imported it into ...
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What kind of router specs do I need to run OpenVPN at full throttle?

I just updated my router firmware to the latest version of DD-WRT and configured OpenVPN for Private Internet Access. My download speeds dropped from 50 Mbps to about 6.5. I get pretty close to max ...
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Bitlocker and Dropbox

Im looking to enable bitlocker on my laptop. I Use my laptop for work and I have it connected to a company shared dropbox folder. As there is sensitive data in this dropbox older, Id like to enable ...
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Can Windows damage a mounted TrueCrypt drive on shutdown?

I have Windows 7, and I have one encrypted TrueCrypt drive which is auto mounted on Windows logon with a script. But on Windows shutdown I don't use a script to dismount the drive before shutting ...
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is there a gzip like tool with password protection for windows? [closed]

I want to encrypt some text files on a server that could be unencrypted on the fly when needed for searches (I would use it with cygwin). I was thinking of something like gzip and gunzip type of a a ...
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Apple Time Capsule as encrypted cross-plattform NAS

I would like to use my Apple Time Capsule as an encrypted NAS and the encryption system has to be supported on Linux, MacOsX and optionally Windows. It is important, that the encrypted file system can ...
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Seagate Expansion Drive problems

i was encrypting a 3.5TB Seagate Expansion Drive with diskcryptor, it didnt crash or anything and i confirmed many times the data is still there even tho the encryption is paused at 65% . Now the ...
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What exactly happens when you use SSH without generating a key pair?

This seems far too simple and I feel like I might have missed something glaringly obvious, but what is actually happening when you use SSH without generating a key pair? A variant on this question ...
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Sync with remote encrypted storage

I'm trying to keep a folder tree in sync between several computers. Currently, I'm using unison in a star topology, with a central remote server. I want the data on the server to be encrypted, so on ...
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Can Enigmail automatically not encrypt email for multiple recipients?

I have Enigmail/Thunderbird set up to automatically encrypt email when I send it to a particular recipient. I have it choosing my keys "By Per-Recipient Rules" and "By Email Addresses according to the ...
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Set up gpg to decrypt own local files without supplying passphrase

This is a question about gpg. When I log into a linux system as a particular user ("opsacc"), I can encrypt a file using gpg. I can then decrypt the file without supplying a passphrase. The gpg ...
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Does boxcryptor keep unencrypted copies of files on the hard drive?

I encrypted some of my OneDrive folders with boxcryptor. Now when I open boxcryptor virtual drive I can see those files without the .bc extension, apparently unencrypted, and when I look at those same ...
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Thunderbird: SSL/TLS vs. STARTTLS

Following up this question on serverfault "Is STARTTLS more safe than TLS/SSL?" it came up that the question is rather a question about Thunderbird and not about the actual protocols. Also, if you ...
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Remove SSD encryption from Windows 8.1

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 laptop with a Samsung Evo 840 SSD encrypted using the ata password (aka Class 0 in Samsung Magician). The laptop's screen is dead and connecting an external ...
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S/MIME with GMail in Browser

So I have a S/MIME Certificate at StartSSL now. I can now use it in my Thunderbird on Ubuntu and Windows 7. But how can I configure my Browser(Chrome) to use my certificate(which is already imported ...
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How to encrypt Google Drive on local machine

I'm a Google Apps customer and one of the things I'm using is the Google drive service to sync my files from my work PC to my home. This works fantastic but I have a concern about theft of the machine ...
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How to do rsync-like encrypted backup?

I want to save a backup of my data on a remote server, but never want the backup server to see the data unencrypted. Editing a single file and backing up should not result in everything being ...
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Why is password incorrect after some time? Encrypted 3TB drive with GPT partition,

A few months ago I purchased 3TB drive by Seagate and then decided to encrypt with TC. I did not want to have 2 partitions so I made on GPT partition. Encryption went smoothly since the drive was ...
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GPG 2 decrypt from STDIN via pasting inconsistency

Does anyone know why in some cases you can do this: gpg2 -d And paste your GPG message into the terminal, type ctrl+D, get prompted for your passphrase and get the results to STDOUT? But in other ...
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How do I decrypt a file with Symantec Endpoint Encryption with an XML extension?

I've created a C# Winforms app and published it as an EXE file. I copied it to my DVD-RW drive, which requires setting a Symantec Endpoint Encryption password. OK. Password set. On the DVD drive, it ...