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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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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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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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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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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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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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 to recreate encrypted dm-crypt/LUKS partition with predefined UUID on Linux?

I have / and swap area of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (and Linux Mint 17.1 LTS) encrypted in dm-crypt/LUKS. / and swap area reside in /dev/mapper/UUID_1 and /dev/mapper/UUID_2. Is it possible to recreate the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Quick Way To 'Hide' or Encrypt Several Terabytes Of Data? [closed]

I'm trying to adopt some best-practices (or at least less-bad-practices) with my external data storage. I'm looking for a way to quickly provide some minimal level of protection from prying eyes for ...
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Folders and files turned to green

After formating my computer, some folders and files turned to green and now I cannot open certain files. From the properties of the disk, I am not able uncheck "Encrypt content to secure data". How ...
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System disk encryption with remote password input? [closed]

I tried BitLocker to encrypt the system drive (referred to as 'C' from now on). Since my motherboard does not have a TPM, I need either to type the key at boot-up or plug-in or place a USB drive ...
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Cannot remove a file

I used Cryptonite to encrypt a file then my device was shutdowned suddenly. Well, I cannot decrypt the file anymore. This's what I catched in the logcat when I try to encrypt the file once again: ...
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Iptables: Filtering string encrypted by ssl

I need to filter (send to BANRULES set) incoming http/https packets with a certain string (matchword). I do it easy when ssl is not in use (port 80): iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp --dport 80 -m ...
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Cannot enable bitlocker after wiping computer and reinstalling windows 8 then 8.1 (Do not have TPM)

To start things off I have a Asus UX31A laptop and it does not have a TPM. Previously I took all of the correct steps to installing Bitlocker without a TPM. I downloaded the reg files to make it work ...
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Can I use a virtual smart card with Bitlocker without a TPM module to unlock a non OS drive automatically at boot?

When you encrypt a non OS drive with Bitlocker, the only option to automatically unlock it when the OS drive isn't encrypted is to use a smartcard. But I don't want to spend money on a smartcard + ...
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How to keep ~/.ssh folder secure on OS X

My question is about storing private and public rsa keys in ~/.ssh on OS X Yosemite. By default ssh-keygen stores pairs of keys in plain text format, which means anybody who have access to my OS X ...
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Cannot extend non-system bitlocker partition

The "Extend Volume" command is greyed out when trying to extend a Logical NTFS drive, despite there being unallocated free space to the right with nothing in the way. Is this because of Bitlocker? I ...
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Encryption similar to the one done on OSX?

I moved on windows for some work, and I have the need to encrypt files. Problem: Windows does not allow to simply encrypt a folder, on external drive, connect it to another Windows machine and ...
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How to sniff passwords remembered by applications?

Suppose someone forgets their password for a web application such as gmail, facebook or some other application installed on the system such as skype, but the web browser or skype still remembers the ...
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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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Truecrypt: Knowing if a drive is crypted or not and how truecrypt handles drives

I've got a laptop with 2 116gb drives on it. I've done a full system encryption with truectypt, but I'm not sure if truecrypt has encrypted both of them or not. When I go in the menu Tools-->Volume ...
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Decrypting a Windows MIG file

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with decrypting an MIG file created by Windows 7 easy transfer. We have a client that has 15 years of genetic research and never wrote down her password ...
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Mounting a thumb drive encrypted o OS X yosemite on Debian

I recently encrypted a thumb drive on mac OS X Yosemite, by right-clicking on it and choosing "encrypt volume". Now I want to mount it on Debian jessie (read only access is sufficient). However, I ...
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Pairing of logitec Unifying devices uses a “secret algorithm”?

I'm considering buying a Logitec M570 wireless trackball. This device uses Logitec's "Unifying" wireless technology: a single tiny USB insert supports multiple logitec devices. This thread ...
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Does HTTPS also prevent middle man from tracking my browsing history apart from which domains I visited?

I read this article which says github is being blocked in Russia because a single controversial page hosted on it can't be blocked because of HTTPS. So I'm trying to determine if that implies that ...
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Set parameters for Linux Full Disk Encryption?

How do I change the parameters (algorithm, hash, key-lengh, block-size, IVs, mode-of-operation, key-derivation function etc.) for the encryption being used by Linux built in Full Disk Encryption ...
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Can anybody read running encrypted dvi disk without password?

I have a question about privacy. I have created the vdi disk via VirtualBox, install Windows 10 on it and turn on BitLocker. Can anyone get access to the files on this disk without my password (from ...
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How to decrypt hdd on Windows Vista?

I need help to decrypt my HDD. It was encrypted using BitLocker on Windows 7, now I am at work I need it urgently and I only have Winvows Vista Business(x86, sp2). And there is no bitlocker. When I ...
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Impact on SSD when encrypted with BitLocker [duplicate]

I am running Windows 8.1 Pro on a Samsung 830 SSD. I do not have a TPM module so I've made the necessary configuration changes to permit BitLocker encryption of my system drive without a TPM module. ...
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how to recover bitlocker encrypted partition

I had formatted my laptop and installed windows 8.1; it was previously Windows 8. After completion of installation, three drives were missing. I successfully recovered two drives but the third one, ...
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About the passphrase related vulnerability of symmetric encryption

There are tools like gpg or ccrypt that use the AES algorithm to symmetrically encrypt a file, which I've read it is quite safe, and uses 128/256 bit keys. Now, maybe I'm missing or not understanding ...