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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Is it possible to to encypt a USB and not allow anyone to open any file without a password?

Is it possible for me to put any file that I want on a flash drive, without any keys, but have really long passwords, and no body can open any file without the password, even if the USB is unlocked ...
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what's the difference between public-key encryption and digital certificates?

I've been reading an article on IPsec and it continues to mention public key encryption and digital certificates to authenticate two networks (gateways) or hosts over a network. I know that public key ...
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Concerned about using a public key in a class to decrypt resources

I've created a program which stores decryption key in a file, but when I run it, the key is decrypted and stored in a public class where the program can use it in all instances, but I'm concerned ...
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Associate specific PGP subkeys with specific UIDs

It seems to me like PGP keys contain a "collection" of UIDs and also contain a collection of subkeys. Moreover, there doesn't seem to be a way to add comments to a subkey. Is there any way for me to ...
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Full drive encryption using usb mouse reciever as decryption key

The title says it all. Is there a way to have full drive encryption that would decrypt if my usb wireless mouse receiver was plugged in? Primarily using linux. Have a Windows partition.
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Unplugged external drive while Bitlocker encrypting it; now I can't access it

I was encrpyting my external 2TB hardrive using windows 7 bitlocker. While the progress was at 13.05% I accidently removed the cable of the drive. After replugging the cable the encryption process ...
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SFTP without tunneling?

I am using WinSCP 5.5.5, which gives the user the choice of FTP, SFTP, SCP protocols for remote access to website files. I chose to use SFTP. My questions (indicated in bold numbers): 1. My ...
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Kernel-level pass-through method to change file hashes

I'm searching for any kernel-level mechanism that is pass-through and will change file hashes by either encrypting file contents or appending data. The most obvious solution is encryption, but I can't ...
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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 ...
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Encrypted connection in LAN

I want to established secure (encrypted) connection between four machines in local area network. I'm training on my notebook and virtual machine under VMWare Workstation control, both are with Windows ...
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Crashplan: Backing up locally encrypted files

I have a large number(>50GB) of files I want to back up in encrypted form, and I don't trust the crashplan provided encryption for these files. I'm using ecryptfs and doing this in my /etc/fstab: ...
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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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Accessing LUKS-encrypted exFAT partition with FreeOTFE

My computer is setup with dual boot Windows 8.1 and Arch Linux, with the windows partition encrypted with BitLocker and Arch encrypted with dm-crypt/LUKS. (I would have used Truecrypt, but they are on ...
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LVM2 Luks Encryption

I have set up LVM2 with Luks encryption on my drive and I have an issue. When I run disk usage analyzer, it shows that total filesystem capacity is 9.9GB and 9.7GB is used. I have a 250GB hard ...
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Why is the output of this zip file automatically encrypted?

I just downloaded a zip file and extracted it using Windows 7's built-in zip extraction (right-click on zip file --> "Extract All..."). Somehow it resulted in folders that are automatically encrypted ...
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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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How can I keep my gpg private key on removable media in Windows?

I use GPG through Cygwin on Windows. I don't want to store my key on my laptop as a convenient file for a casual tech-savvy thief to grab if they steal the machine, so I'd like to keep it on a USB ...
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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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Do I have to export public GnuPG keys as well when exporting the private ones?

I created my GnuPG keys. They show up in my keys repository. Now I want to export my secret key and import it into another computer so I could use it on that computer (for example my laptop). Do I ...
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TrueCrypt partition will no longer mount

I am hoping for some advice to help me out of my situation, with luck. I have a computer running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with 3 hard disks installed. On my 2TB hard disk 2 (non-system disk) I have 4 ...
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Undo system encryption windows 7 [duplicate]

I have formatted my PC that had windows 7 on it. Before the formatting I have backed up my information. Now, when I try to access it I encountered a problem: I have encrypted the files using windows ...
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Why is the FSF's GnuPG bot “Edward” unable to decrypt my encrypted emails?

I am facing a problem when attempting to send an encrypted email via Enigmail (Thunderbird) in Ubuntu 14.04. I was following the Email Self-Defense guide https://emailselfdefense.fsf.org/en/ ...
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Why can`t we treat SSL Certs like Pgp keys instead of trusting CAs? [closed]

I am dumb and stupid and I do not know all the technical aspects of SSL and server/client side implications and implementations. However I understand them good enough from user point of view to use ...
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Deleted part mapped to /home, how to map the new one (LUKS)?

I have 2 disks on my computer, on each I have a partition for a Linux Mint 17 installation. Both encrypted using LUKS. The other day, I deleted the partition mapped to /home. Now, I created another ...
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Crossplatform encrypted file containers [closed]

Since the sudden (and strange...) stop of TrueCrypt, I am looking in vain for a cross-platform (Windows/Linux essentially) encryption software that manage file containers (or equivalent) in a similar ...
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Can I change SSD encryption password once I set it?

So I have this toshiba notebook and the specification only states the capacity of the SSD and says nothing about the type. I do not particularly understand the difference between a user and a master ...
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How do I know if the drive in my notebook is an eDrive and thus uses bitlocker with no performance drop

I have this Toshiba notebook and the specification only states the capacity of the SSD and says nothing about the type. It supports some hardware encryption via BIOS and via proprietary Toshiba ...
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automatic file encryption on NFS or RSYNC for remote incremental backup?

What solutions should I be looking at to allow an incremental backup via rsync over nfs4 to allow files to be encrypted on the backup host? I have zero control over the backup host's software so the ...
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Green files won't copy

I have a number of files in a folder that I want to back-up but Windows 7 won't let me. It says Access Denied. I was able to remove the green colour (encrypted) from the parent folder but trying the ...
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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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How does crashplan encryption work?

I am considering using CrashPlan home cloud backup with the "archive key password". At the top of the archive encryption key security page it says the data is encrypted before it is sent to the ...
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How can I decrypt a VPN pre-shared key?

I have a windows 7 *.cmp file which contains an encrypted pre-shred key in it and I also know the pin-code for it. [Profile Format] Version=5 [Connection Manager] CMSFile=xxx\yyy.cms ...
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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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Recover the ISPConfig 3 passwords

I have a backup of the old ISPConfig database. There are tons of email accounts and their aliases. I need to add them manually to the newer version of ISPConfig (this database is not compatible with ...
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Cant copy an encrypted files after formatting a laptop [duplicate]

I have questions.... why i cannot open my encrypted files after i formatted my laptop..? I made a back-up in a flash drive, then when i can't copy that file on my laptop... what should I do?? is ...
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Does TrueCrypt offer error correction or file redundancy?

I am interested in using OS encryption when I reformat my PC soon. I am afraid of transfer errors and what happens if the disk is not dismounted properly (such as BSOD or other crash, or physically ...
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Is there a program that offers cascading encrypton? [closed]

I want to encrypt files that I'm going to put on a USB Flash Drive. I would prefer a AES-Twofish-Serpent cascading encryption with a Whirlpool hash. SHA 512 hash would be fine but I prefer Whirlpool. ...
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Accessing a truecrypt volume from a different computer

I made a truecrypt hidden volume on my windows 7 computer. And when i plug my flash drive into my windows XP machine. and load the drive. It doesn't accept the password even though i checked the ...
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How to encrypt secondary hard drive without needing to type the password all the time when logged in on linux?

I have a notebook lenovo w520, with second HDD instead of DVD-ROM. I would like to encrypt this whole drive (there is only one partition) But as soon as I am logged into my ubuntu 14.04 with my user ...
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How to add an existing encrypted vHDD to a new virtual machine?

I am using VMware workstation with encrypted virtual hdd-s. I tried to use one of the vmdk files as an hdd on another virtual machine, but when I try to add it as an existing disk, I get the following ...
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TrueCrypt Failing to Decrypt External Hard Drive after changing Enclosures

I have a 4TB external hard drive that was previously encrypted using TrueCrypt. The power source on the hard drive enclosure failed, so I had to switch the hard drive itself into a new enclosure. I ...
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Files were encrypted by virus, and old (win 7) OS is gone - What Do?

So for the past few weeks I have been planning on switching from windows 7 to Ubuntu (14.04) with windows running in a VM for whenever I need it. 2 days ago my antivirus complained to me that I had a ...
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Do I need to create my own key to have secure cloud backup with CrashPlan?

I am interested in backing up my personal computer and my web server with CrashPlan. As I understand it, CrashPlan supports 3 levels of data security: Encrypt files locally, using a key provided by ...
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Provide Session Master Key to Wireshark UI?

I'm working on an issue with HTTPS. I suspect its related to client certificates. I want to read some of the encrypted handshake messages that follows the ServerHelloDone message. (Once the ...
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Truecrypt: Multi boot windows on same drive, Pressing ESC loads unencrypted partition. Possible?

Could anyone tell me if i can use this setup with truecrypt and how to do it. 1 Hard disk with two windows 7 installations in multi boot Typing in correct password boots encrypted windows ...
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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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USB multi-boot bootloader key with Whole Disk Encryption

My goal is to have a multiboot system(OSX and Ubuntu) on my MacBook Pro while utilizing whole disk encryption(WDE). However the tricky part that I haven't been able to solve is that I want the ENTIRE ...
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How to disable EFS on external hard drive?

I'm trying to transfer old files from my old PC to my new PC via external hard drive. When I try to copy it, the encryption stays. I can't manually turn them off because they're a lot of folders and ...
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Locking a partition/drive

I am working in an environment where people share the same PC running Windows 7. I would like to put my private files in an encrypted partition so that I can lock it when I leave the PC, yet leave the ...