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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Just how fast is VIA's Padlock?

CPU manufacturer VIA has added AES acceleration to their C7 line of CPUs (I suppose Intel/AMD have with their newer CPUs as well). I'm wanting to build a matched pair of routers connected over a ...
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Reinstalling linux without Re-Encrypting

I kinda crashed my system today by apt-get removing sensitive libraries with dependencies (for example pre-installed gnome-core and iceweasel were removed too)... I could successfully restore most of ...
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Establish IPSEC Tunnel between two Ubuntu 12.04 PCs over LAN

I have two ubuntu 12.04 32 Bit PCs between which I want IPSec Tunnel to be setup. I have setup ipsec in both systems and ipsec verify runs fine on both. Since I have no prior experience of openswan, I ...
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Why do double quotes fail in GNU Privacy Guard?

I'm having some trouble with using full paths in GNU Privacy Guard (1.4.16 on 32-bit Xubuntu 14.04). While gpg -c /home/me/my\ stuff/test.txt and gpg -c '/home/me/my stuff/test.txt' work ...
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How can I use Decryptolocker to decrypt all files in a directory?

I have downloaded Decryptolocker and have the key required to decrypt files. The instructions state to use it as: Decryptolocker.exe --key "<key>" <Lockedfile.doc> How can I use it on a ...
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Linux - Encrypt folder (no kernel modules allowed)

I'm trying to encrypt a folder on the fly on Debian Wheezy or create an encrypted container. The problem is: My VPS provider doesn't allow kernel modules. So far I tried EncFS, eCryptFS, dm-crypt and ...
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How do I decrypt a .XML file if I have the password?

It's a .zip.xml file that I believe to be a spreadsheet. When I open the file in XML editor it returns the name of the file and a long gibberish string. I was given the password key for it, but I'm ...
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True crypt container issue

I had created a true crypt container in my external HDD but stupidly ticked the "compress contents to save disk space" option from file properties. Now when I attempt to mount my container with true ...
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Html File somehow got encrypted

So my html file that i created at school somehow got encrypted. I put it on my portable hard drive and now I am unable to even open the file up. It says i don't have permission and that it is ...
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Does bitlocker on operating system drive requires password?

I used bitlocker on all of my drive. Usually there is password. If I want to unenscrypt data I will have password. I also enscrypt operating system drive in my laptop. However, I do not remember ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...