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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Can you mount a VeraCrypt partition to a folder?

I have recently encrypted a drive with multiple partitions using VeraCrypt. This is not the main drive with Windows installed on it, but a drive used to store data. Windows allows me to mount the ...
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Windows 10 pro bitlocker is not working

My Dell laptop has Windows 10 professional edition and previously it has a working bitlocker program. But now can't open bitlocker using start menu or control panel.When I search bitlocker from start ...
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HDD Stopped Responding

I have an external 500GB hard drive containing a WD Scorpio Black, used all as one partition, encrypted with BitLocker and runs very well. This morning I connected it to my PC, it asked for BitLocker ...
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No space left on device - although there is plenty of space and inodes

I have a USB disk with truecrypt volume for backup. This truecrypt volume occupies almost the whole USB disk. USB disk and the truecrypt volume have both NTFS format. When I tried to copy a directory ...
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Debian Jessie, raid5 and encryption issues

I installed Debian 8 today. During installation, I made the following settings: /dev/sda1 -> 1GB /boot /dev/sda2 -> about 80GB encrypted device /dev/sda2_crypt -> lvm with VolumeGroup vg0 ...
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Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) and S3-suspend (sleep)

since my laptop is aging, but I love its 4:3 screen, I don't like relying on external media (also no USB 3 ports), and SSDs are too small for my budget, but I want full encryption (previously ...
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Mount encrypted partition after login (LUKS/pam_mount)

During the installations of Fedora 23 I have chosen the option to encrypt the /home partition. As expected, I am asked now to enter the passphrase before the login appears. Now, I have to achieve that ...
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Save username and password of openvpn in encrypted format

While searching on internet I have found that we can automate vpn login via editing config file through adding auth-user-pass login.conf and create login.cnf file and add your credentials in pure text ...
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Portable method for encrypting a usb partition that works on Windows and Linux

I am looking for a good (and secure) way to encrypt a single partition of a USB-drive that will work for both, Windows and Linux systems. At the moment I have a 64GB USB 3.0 that is split up into 3 ...
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EFS File encrypted with “System”

We're trying to set up EFS to secure a file share so that only a service account can access the files in it. Everything works fine, until we try to have an FTP process send files to the folder. ...
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Setting up secure email on Thunderbird

I'm trying to set Thunderbird up to send/receive encrypted emails. Here is a screenshot from the screen where you can select certificates: However, it doesn't really explain the difference between ...
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BitLocker hardware encryption cannot be activated on Win10 10586/1511

I'm having trouble enabling hardware encryption with BitLocker using Windows 10 build 10586 on a clean install with a Samsung 850 SSD. The encryption worked flawlessly before on build 10240. I've ...
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How to transcode AES encrypted files with AWS Elastic Transcoder

I want to upload my encrypted videos to S3 and use Elastic Transcoder to transcode them. This is what I'm currently doing and isn't working at all. I'm using openssl to encrypt my video files. The ...
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How to verify a software package using SHA256 checksums and PGP or GnuPG keys, on Windows?

I'd like to verify the Vagrant installation method using their recommended verification method. On the installation page it says: You can find the SHA256 checksums for Vagrant 1.7.4 online and you ...
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How secure is VeraCrypt by IDRIX when compared to the now defunct TrueCrypt?

I would like to know how safe is VeraCrypt by IDRIX to use when compared to TrueCrypt, which as the webiste states is unsecure. Had IDRIX managed to fix all the security bugs in TrueCrypt or is there ...
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[Win10 Pro]Bitlocker suspended just after encryption

I have a strange problem. I have TPM (with restrictions - backward compatibility it says, PC upgraded from 8.1 to 10 PRO) and I wanted to encrypt the C: drive. Everything went OK, after reboot ...
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Not able to decrypt bitlocker encrypted drive

I have encrypted the internal drive using bitlocker in windows 7. Now when I try to unlock it by entering password, it shows 'I/O device not available' error. I also tried unlocking it using recover ...
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Unlocking external disks upon login

AFAIk, FileVault 2 on OS X automatically unlocks/decrypts the startup disk on login. Could external disks/partitions be unlocked on login? If not FV2, are there other ways, e.g., scripts? Scripts ...
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Using OpenSSL and nmichaels.org/rsa.py respectively get the different encrypted results

First, I used OpenSSL to create a public key(modulus, e), then a text file is encrypted with the public key. Second, I inputed modulus and e(from 'First') at http://nmichaels.org/rsa.py, then using ...
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Encrypt disk volume with LUKS, enable access without passphrase

How can I set “no passphrase, and don't prompt for one” on a LUKS volume, leaving it encrypted as is? Enabling LUKS encryption is a one-way, time-consuming operation. I need to divide the set-up of ...
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How to decrypt single file or folder?

In the proces of encrypting the whole drive, an error occured and my drive was broken. I've managed to recover all files. However, some of them were still encrypted. I've tried using TrueCrypt, but ...
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Local password for remote connections

By default you log in to your PC and then connect a remote like Team Viewer or VNC. But problem with VNC is that you have a unencrypted login. So I thought I would have a last stop at my PC to force a ...
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OpenSSL listen and decrypt automatically

I want to design an application to connect my server using OpenSSL and send encrypted data (encrypted with server public key) to specified port on server like 4433. All client using server public key ...
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How does BitLocker to Go leave an unencrypted file (BitLocker to Go Reader) that is readable by Windows XP or Windows Vista without extra software?

BitLocker to Go volumes are fully supported on Windows 7 and later. For compatibility with systems running Windows XP or Windows Vista, a utility called BitLocker to Go Reader is provided to enable ...
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Encrypted folder with decryption through network on Windows 7

I'm trying to figure out some way how to have an encrypted folder, which could be decrypted throught network. I have Windows 7 Professional, I've searched for some ways, tried Bitlocker but it works ...
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Reformatting drive from a GUID partition to an MBR partition

I understand that Truecrypt is not compatible with an GUID partition but that is the limit of my knowledge. I am currently using a system that has a GUID partition but doesn't have bitlocker ...
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pgp decryption of file encrypted from named pipe as input does not decrypt to execution directory

if I encrypt data (via gpg) in the form of a flat file, on decryption (via pgp and with out specifying output directory) the decrypted file will write to the execution directory. If I encrypt data ...
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How to change from passphrase to encrypted key file in debian using luks?

I have four partitions plus /boot, each one with a different passphrase. I would like to manage unlock of all partitions with a single passphrase that decrypts the gpg.key file on the boot partition. ...
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7zip only asks me for a password once when I open an encrypted file

I archived some files on my laptop and encrypted them using 7zip and the first time I tried to open a file, it asks for the password, but after that it never asks for a password... is there a way to ...
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Encrypting and Resetting Surface Pro Tablets

Is it more secure to wipe a Surface Pro Tablet by first applying BitLocker Encryption drive, logging into the device and cleaning the tablet using "Fully Clean The Drive" option as defined under the "...
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What techniques can I use for audio and/or video chat that don't use SIP and complex layered architectures?

Point A few years ago a friend and I were messing around and we created a super-simple video chat link by running VLC twice on both our computers: one "watched" the local webcam and cloned the video ...
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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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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 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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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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Using batch to automate manage-bde

We would like to encrypt C (full disk) specifying a startup password (we are ok with this in plain text, it's temporary) and simply backup the recovery key to the desktop. So far what's working is ...
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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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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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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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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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Encrypt Lightning event invite mails with pgp

I use Thunderbirds/Icedoves Lightning add-on to manage my calendar, tasks and notes. When creating an event I can add attendees and send invitations to them, but they won't use their public pgp keys ...
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“Unable to decrypt password” in Remote Desktop Connection Manager v2.2

I can log in as the administrator and access the servers just fine but the problem shows when I try to log as a user - then I get that message: Unable to decrypt password How can I fix it? Doing as ...
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Auto-Decrypt Windows Boot Drive With Truecrypt

Can I auto-decrypt an encrypted Windows 7 boot drive with Truecrypt? Basically, I want to be able to plug a USB flash drive in and have Truecrypt automatically decrypt and boot the Windows drive with ...
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Enigmail stopped working: KEYEXPIRED/SIGEXPIRED

Since a recent update I cant send encrypted mail with thunderbird and the enigmail plugin anymore. Whenever I try to send the mail, and enter the passphrase for my key, I get the following error ...
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Self Encrypting Drive (SED), partition modification?

I have been given a computer with a Win 7 on it and a Seagate ST500LT015 SED drive. I love the idea of have hardware based encryption eeven if having a TPM that does "whatever it wants" is kinda scary....
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Ubuntu- encrypted folder for multiple users?

It's well documented how to create an encrypted home folder that is decrypted on login. I have a slightly different use case: I want a shared folder (specifically, code repositories) that is decrypted ...
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Cannot see hard drive after failed Truecrypt decryption

I was decrypting Truecrypt external drive and at 25% it said there was a corrupt data so it replaced it with random data. After that the decryption failed completely. I deferred the decryption and ...
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Self Encrypting Drives - is it possible to bypass ATA password?

I am using TrueCrypt but I want to buy SSD with SED, it's Samsung 840 Evo. After firmware upgrade it "supports advanced data security features(TCG/Opal and IEEE 1667)". If I set ATA password, would ...
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Make ecryptfs work on kerberos secured nfs4-share

I have a working single-signe-on setup using Kerberos and openLDAP. I have setup NFS4 to use this infrastructure to control access to the shared folders. This works perfectly fine. The NFS4 sever ...
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Is there a way to use a “hardware fingerprint” to automatically mount an eCryptFS directory on boot?

I would like to have an eCryptfs directory "securely" automatically mounted on boot without logging in. My scenario is this: I have an embedded ArchLinux server (ARM-based) that uses a removable ...