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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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BitLocker “Encryption in progress” dialog after reboot - what did I do wrong?

Yesterday, I connected an empty external hard drive to my laptop and then enabled BitLocker encryption for that drive via the control panel (this is Windows 8.1). Everything seemed to work properly, ...
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Preparing 2-disks in raid0 with luks encryption

I'm trying to setup my new system and I would like to have it working with 2 hdd's in (soft)raid0 striping mode together with luks full disc encryption. I'm having problems getting this to work and ...
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Convert a 256 bit WPA2 AES - TKIP to a 64/128 bit key?

I have a router that allows me the following encryption keys for the wifi: WEP WPA TKIP 256 bit WPA AES 256 bit WPA TKIP-AES 256 bit Just yesterday I bought a wireless range extender that doesn't ...
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Recovering deleted files from a truecrypt system volume

I have an NTFS truecrypt system volume with a large number of recently deleted files. It was not used much after the files were deleted (maybe an hour). I've mounted it through truecrypt on another ...
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Lost luks password, encrypted partition open

Here is the deal. I have a small office email server that I manage and it needs an update, but the owner took it upon himself to go through cleaning the server room and all my notes got tossed (he, ...
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Stolen Windows 8 Toshiba P855-5102 - Bitlocker enabled?

One of my users had his laptop stolen last weekend. I am trying to validate that the hard drive was encrypted. Unfortunately, I cannot find the Recovery Key for this particular machine. My ...
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mounting and accessing Encrypted LVM after reinstallation of Linux

I had Fedora installed on a LVM & had my /home & another file systems in it encrypted. ( i remember the passwords but forgot the cipher protocol used ) Now, I installed Ubuntu without ...
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Xcode 5 Case-Sensitive .plist files

I am using Urban Airship in my iOS xcode application and have my AirShip.config file and would like to encrypt it so users cannot see it because it contains my app and secret key.... If you open the ...
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why is rdiff-backup not compatible with encfs ---reverse

I'm trying to use encfs with rdiff-backup to ensure that my backups to a remote server are encrypted. The easiest way to do this would be to use encfs --reverse - which means encfs will create a ...
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Linux Has Become Very Slow Dealing With Large Data

Last year I bought a computer, for around $1,800, so it is relatively high-end. When I first got it I was particularly pleased at how quick it dealt with large MySQL queries, imports and exports. But ...
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What is the default symmetric algorithm for encrypting the secret key in GnuPG 1.4.11?

When generating a GPG key, you are asked for a pass-phrase that will correspond to the private key (or keys to be exact). My question is what is the default crypto algorithm for encrypting your key ...
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View hidden contents of usb device

I have a USB with the following contents on ls -lah total 8.0K drwx------ 1 srikanth srikanth 4.0K May 27 22:54 . drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4.0K May 28 19:37 .. -rw------- 2 srikanth srikanth ...
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BISS encrypted channels

I want to receive a BISS encrypted channel on my Linux, and I have the keys from provider. I use mumudvb for streaming this channel but I donnt know how to use "oscam" or other available software to ...
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TrueCrypt not resuming previously deferred tasks

After using TrueCrypt to encrypt my laptop's internal drive, I decided to try encrypting my external backup drive as well. 37 hours later, I deferred the task — an action I've had no issue with ...
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Encrypt a 3 TB hard disk with Truecrypt

I just bought a WD Elements 3 TB hard disk and wanted to encrypt the entire thing with Truecrypt (7.1a - Mac), using AES-Twofish-Serpent, Whirlpool as Hash Algorithm and Mac OS Extended as the ...
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When using Folder Lock the computer prompts This operation has been canceled due to restrictions

I got some problem because earlier I installed a software Folder Lock then I tried to encrypt a folder and created a locker. At first it works but the second time I created a locker it prompts "This ...
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How to protect Adobe Acrobat XI files?

I want to protect the content of some PDF files (copy, edit, print). I tried to use password protection but it can be broken easily using tools like this. Looks like they use standard encryption ...
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Security of Microsoft Windows, Windows on a network, and network backup?

I recently got a laptop to accompany my desktop, and to manage files across them I am considering backing the laptop up to the desktop over a network, and then backing up the desktop in turn to an ...
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Do encfs stashes with the same settings produce encrypted files with same encrypted contents and encrypted filenames?

If I create two files with the same content and filenames (and paths) in two separate encfs filesystems that share the same settings and key, will the encrypted versions of those files (as well as ...
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Prevent TrueCrypt dismount when sleeping

I have full system encryption set up with TrueCrypt across an internal SSD and a 7200rpm drive, as well as two external hard drives (both Western Digital, the drive in question is a WD Elements 3TB). ...
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Mount encrypted volume before / during login

To reduce impact of possible computer theft, I would like to have my user profile protected using a robust encryption, so that even if someone can get a physical access to my computer, he will not be ...
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Windows 7: encryption key deleted

last weekend I installed Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium (C:) (before it was Windows 7 32 bit) and forgot that one folder (on D:) was encrypted. Without the windows encryption key I can not access the ...
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z7 file just takes me to my download page and won't open

I tried using the zip 7 program to place passwords on some of my files, and it worked fine, until yesterday. I would go to the program, in my program files, click on it, and it would bring up the ...
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What causes TrueCrypt to fail to load operating system during pre-test?

I have been installing full disk encryption (FDE) on multiple computers and have record of 3 out of 163 computers failed. They all failed at the exact same point and I have no clue why or how to ...
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What's the main difference between encrypting programs and creating encrypted archives?

For example which encryption is stronger? a truecrypt volume or an encrypted 7zip archive (using the same passwords)
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Any zipping software that uses Trusted Timestamps with encryption

There are several zipping software that allow users to encrypt their data before zipping. Do any of these use Trusted Timestamps to set an expiration date for decryption? ...
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Recover Encrypted Files / Certificate

I have backup up some encrypted files onto an external HDD and forgotten to back up the certificate. I still have the original, unchanged HDD containing Win7 64, but as I've changed motherboard/CPU ...
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Is it possible to put only the boot partition on a CD-ROM?

In order to protect a fully encrypted system I want to put the boot partition on a CD-ROM, so it cannot be altered. In my scenario an USB stick is too insecure and not possible. I read that I might ...
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Mailinglists in Thunderbird with S/MIME

I am looking for a solution to send encrypted mails to a (internal) mailinglist. To encrypt the mail to all the recipients, I need some way to tell Thunderbird what the recipients are. I was hoping ...
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Reducing OpenSSH session key size

I am running into severe performance issues using SSH/Rsync on a Synology NAS (model DS413j if anybody knows anything about it). Both the sshd and the rsync processes are taking 100% CPU on the NAS, ...
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Encryption of Time Machine backup went wrong

I use an (Mac OS - journaled formatted) external Lacie harddrive to back up my Macbook Air via Time Machine (The external harddrive also contain other data besides my backups). The OS is Mountain ...
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Does SMIME encrypt the subject matter?

I've recently acquired an SMIME certificate and installed it in Outlook 2013. I set my brother up to do the same. So I used his certificate to send him an encrypted mail. He had an out of office ...
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Scan for Unencrypted Data

I need a program that scans for unencrypted files. The files are encrypted with PGP, GPG, and WinZipAES256, so the program needs to be able to recognize these formats as encrypted. Since I need to ...
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Encrypting remote laptops with Truecrypt

My current process of encrypting user laptops is to set the password for myself, create a rescue disk, test login and have user set the password to their liking. I do this while physically with the ...
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How to remove password of a password-protected PRC?

I know the password, I just want to remove it. Mobidedrm couldn't do this (it can remove DRM from files that are not password-protected only though). any idea? Sample file on DropBox passwd of ...
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what cryption does windows(vista/7/8) use to store wi-fi passwords?

That is located at c:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Wlansvc\Profiles\Interfaces here is one example: ...
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What is the right way to re-partition a disk with already installed linux?

What is the right way to fully re-partition my HDD (on a VPS -> no access to hardware), if there is currently installed a Debian Squeeze? I would like to create all encrypted LVM partitions, e.g.: ...
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external HDD encryption with limited user rights on computer

I want to buy a new external hard drive to have work project files handy on the go. Unfortunately the IT department has realised that security of external drives is an issue but they have not provided ...
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Outlook 2010 Cant't Read Encrypted Email, But Send

I upgraded my desktop from Outlook 2007 to Outlook 2010. Now I can't read encrypted emails; they appear as a blank body. I tried every help in the internet, but most of them point you to your S/Mime ...