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 does encrypting /home partition with ecryptfs on linux stop malicious modification of /boot or /(root)?

This is a page where a developer of ecryptfs explains the difference between ecryptfs and dm-crypt: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/18230784/what-is-difference-between-linux-kernel-subsystem-dm-...
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Recover Deleted Encrypted File With Certificate

I have accidentally deleted an encrypted folder and clear the recycle bin. I have the certificate of which I encrypted the folder with. Using conventional software such as Recuva, I was not allowed ...
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How do I find a complete GPG fingerprint when verifying a signature?

When I right-click a signature file and click More GpgEX Options -> Verify, it says it's valid, showing my email address and last 8 hex digits of my fingerprint. Doing Right-click then GPGshell -> "...
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“Transform” code from an AutoRun.inf file

I've recently been fiddling with VeraCrypt and wanted to encrypt a USB-drive. VeraCrypt has a very handy portable future, so you can encrypt the drive and include the Veracrypt software so you can ...
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Check that kernel supports aes-xts-plain64 cipher

After an update I can't access my encrypted disk. When trying to do so : sudo cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/sda8 Documents Failed to setup dm-crypt key mapping Check that kernel supports aes-xts-...
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How can I read an openssl aes-256-cbc encrypted file without creating an unencrypted file in Linux?

I have an encrypted file and to decrypt it I use the command: openssl aes-256-cbc -d -in encrypted_file -out unencrypted_file But when I do this an unencrypted file is created which I have to ...
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Linux SSD encryption with TPM

I have a ThinkPad Yoga with a TPM and I have installed a Crucial MX200 that supports Opal 2.0 encryption. I would like to know my best option for encryption in Linux. I would like to have a little ...
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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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Debian : Encrypted Raid 1 setup.

We have a Debian X64 server which has the following config. One single 512GB SSD, which has our OS and two 2.0TB HDD's which have data like attachments, etc. The two 2.0 TB drives are in RAID-1 ...
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Pen drive corrupted or Encrypted ? How to recover

My name is Manoj. I have a 16 GB sony pendrive. When I plugged it, it shows 12 GB of it is filled. But there where no files in it. I tried even unchecking hide system files in folder options. Then I ...
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Bitlocker on Samsung 840 EVO SSD without TPM: Stuck on Password screen

I've a problem using Bitlocker to encrypt my Samsung 840 EVO SSD on Windows 10. When enabling Bitlocker the blue password screen before booting Windows freezes after inserting a correct password. The ...
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WD 4 TB My Book from external to internal

I recently acquired a 4TB WD My Book and I'd like to use it as an internal drive in a media storage rig I'm running Plex on. I've seen online the problems people have had in the past when they have ...
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True Crypt Alternative For Encrypting Drives

I have Windows 7 Pro and as such, bitlocker won't work for me. I have some sensitive information which I have locked with an AES-256 key in a 7zip folder, but I would like to encrypt my entire drive ...
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pubring.gpg and secring.gpg are missing after key generation

I'm a newbie to GnuPG. I was following the instruction "Generating a Key Pair". And finally I do not see neither pubring.gpg nor secring.gpg in my ~/.gnupg directory: chriss-MBP:.gnupg andrej$ ls -la ...
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Does Ventrilo encrypt the VoIP stream, session, and/or communications?

If you're not familiar, Ventrilo is a voice chatroom used for gaming. Here's the wiki for Ventrilo and similar software Mumble and TeamSpeak to give you an idea of what the software is about. I ...
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Disk encryption with separate /boot partition

I'm trying to setup an encrypted filesystem with a separate /boot partition and I'm having some troubles and there's no a complete and definite guide about this topic. I'll write down the procedure I'...
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script to mount a dm-crypt partition with luks

I'm going to use dm-crypt and luks on raspbian, a linux distribution for the raspberry pi. I was wandering if you have any suggestion to automate the mount - umount of the partition, or if you suggest ...
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Veracrypt decrypt multiple drives at boot

I want to encrypt my C:\ and D:\ drive using veracrypt. And have them both decrypted at boot. C:\ hosts my OS (win8.1) and D:\ holds most of my installed applications since C:\ only has 90GB of ...
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How to remove OpenPGP private keys from computer?

As the title reads, I wonder how I could securely, physically remove my private keys from my computer. I can't seem to find a way to do that on Kleopatra. These keys I'm talking about are used for ...
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“”the data drive specified is not set to automatically unlock on the current computer and cannot be unlocked automatically"

When I put in the correct password to my encrypted drive and ticking unlock automatically, it comes up with "The operating system drive must be protected by bitlocker to automatically unlock a fixed ...
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Is it possible to generate GnuPG keys without subkeys?

I have been using PGP and then GnuPG for over 20 years now, and my oldest key is still on MIT server since 1996. (RSA 1024 without subkeys...) Over the time the keys became pairs of Main and Subkey. ...
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How secure is BitLocker without a TPM, using SED?

I'm trying to find a source for some basic information about BitLocker. Say I have a self-encrypting drive (SED) like a Samsung EVO, but no TPM. I enable BitLocker. There are two options: Password ...
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How to safely distribute an RSA private key for use by company staff? - Or more sensible alternatives to this

Let me start by saying that I know distributing a private key is a pretty stupid thing to do, akin to making copies of your password and handing it out (in this case, encrypted copies that will be ...
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Why do I need a certificate to create my own other self-signed certificate

In the last few days I was trying to understand the story of certificates, and I understood the main principle of them, but I didn't understand that step when we create a CA cert to sign my own server ...
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Is it possible to encrypt an email for two keys but the same email?

I started using Enigmail with Thunderbird to encrypt and sign my mails. It works fine with my brother and some other people. Yesterday I got a reply from someone with whom I did communicate via ...
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How does ransomware work? [closed]

If it's possible to get a full rundown on how ransomware usually works in encrypting files, that would be nice. I know ransomware encrypts all files with AES-256 for speed, but where does RSA come in?...
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How to get the data off of a ReadyNAS drive?

I have a Netgear ReadyNAS Duo network backup system with two drives in it. The data is accessible through the network, but when I remove a drive to get the data off in another computer, it shows that ...
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Unsafe Windows 10 filesystem rendered encryted folder inaccessible

I had a problem with my Windows 10. The shutting down process hang up and I had to force it to power down by pressing the Off button continuously. When I restarted, the computer did not start. I ...
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How to decrypt an individual file from a BitLocker encrypted usb

I have a USB drive that I recently encrypted using BitLocker On-the-go, I accidentally deleted a file on it that I needed and so I used recuva to restore the files. The files were in perfect condition ...
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How to manually mount an encrypted filesystem under Linux Mint

I have a problem on Linux Mint. It seems that the partition containing my home folder is full. This partition is encrypted... This prevents me from starting Cinnamon (because it tries to write in a ...
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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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Is the Windows paging file safe in the encrypted partition?

I came across this setting called ClearPageFileAtShutdown. The setting is described here and says: If you are truly worried about security, boot Windows off a fully-encrypted drive. Then you needn'...
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Cannot connect with WPA2 (AES) encryption + EAP-TTLS PAP with FreeRADIUS auth

I successfully set up an enterprise Wi-Fi connection with LDAP authentication by way of FreeRADIUS. I used EAP-TTLS PAP because I have hashed passwords in my OpenLDAP directory. When I use TKIP ...
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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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How to allow pam to execute mount

I am trying to setup ecryptfs on my Gentoo system, but I am constantly getting to issues with automounting the home folder. ecryptfs works in the way that there is a password file encrypted with user'...
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Linux as a hidden operating system in Truecrypt?

I know, for example, that you cannot encrypt a system partition with Linux on it, only with Windows, if you have only one OS. But I wonder if you can use the "Hidden OS" feature and make Windows your ...
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Recovering files after resetting Windows when using Bitlocker?

I was asked to help recover files from a Windows 8.1 notebook by the owner's family after he passed away, but he had used a Microsoft account as his Windows account, so the entire drive was encrypted ...
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Linux Private RSA key secure storage

I have 3 devices: A, B and C Device A is in my possession, device C is an unknown target device on the same network as device B, which acts as a relay Between A and B there is public key ...
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Storing EncFS's config file in SmartCard/Token

I used to store a random generated keyfile in a SmartCard and TrueCrypt was able to access this keyfile using PKCS #11. I'm trying EncFS now. Some people complain about it storing some of its ...
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Is this Private key *really* encrypted?

I have used PuTTYgen to generate two keys to be used in SSH communication, when doing so I added a password to protect both files. This password works, as it is required when opening the .ppk in ...
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How to password protect a single folder on Ubuntu?

I need to password protect a single directory on Ubuntu. 1. The folder must be encrypted. 2. Be easily accessed on a regular basis. 3. If possible, the folder should be portable. How can I achieve ...
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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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I've forgotten my bitlocker key and password, is there a way to get my computer running again?

My brother was playing games on my Surface RT (mainly only used for Steam games) and he messed with some settings and managed to enable Bitlocker encryption without my knowledge and he has no idea ...
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Can I determine a ransomware decryption key, given an encrypted file and its original?

I've recently been victim of a ransomware attack. I lost some of my files because but I have some of them backed up. If I have for example, the same txt file, one of them encrypted, and the other, ...
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Unable to Install Windows 10 Pro, version 1511, 10586, System Partition Encrypted w/ VeraCrypt [duplicate]

I have a laptop running windows 10 Pro, The system drive has been encrypted with VeraCrypt. I am unable to get the update 'Windows 10 Pro, version 1511, 10586' to install. Each attempt at installing ...
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How do most encrypted drives work?

I'm considering a move to hardware encrypted drives. How do these usually work? I have trouble imagining a drive that self-encrypts. Where do the keys go? It's OK to generalize the answer but I'm a ...
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7zip - Encrypting and compressing each file in a folder while maintaining directory structure [duplicate]

Say I have a directory structure like this: - main folder - folder 1 - file 1.txt - folder 2 - folder 3 - file 2.txt - file 3.png - file 4.txt - file 5.jpg I'd like to ...
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Does a proxy server protect my download habbits from my ISP?

If I torrent files and access websites through a proxy server, can my ISP see what I am up too and the websites I'm visiting (SSL and non-SSL)? Also, would a proxy suffice or would a VPN be more ...
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Linux whois over https?

I am not using a VPN or other SSH/tunneling protocol. I would like to encrypt whois queries made via the terminal. It appears that using whoisin a linux terminal queries over an http connection as ...
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Laptop for repair: Encrypting operating system volume from another Windows 10 instance

My ASUS TP300LA hybrid just won't boot ( turns on, HDD on, screen seems to be powered up as there's a flicker when turning on machine - but won't finish POST and display ASUS logo, just hanging in ...