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 to make data unreadable for certain amount of time, that it can't be read until months/years passed? [closed]

Is it possible to make a "data time capsule", that can be opened only after some amount of time have passed, even for person who created that data? If so, how? I was thinking about encryption with ...
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how to encrypt a PDF file with a password?

I am looking to encrypt a PDF file with a password. My question is two-fold: is there a good software to do that for Mac OSx? I saw Acrobat has commercial software for that, but I am looking ...
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After mounting container as drive in Truecrypt , Windows says drive is not formatted

I created a container using truecrypt long time back , and I used to mount it whenever I needed , until one day I decided to format my laptop. So I took backup of the file container to a USB drive. ...
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Damn Small Linux: aes module not working

I try to get losetup with aes encryption working on a Damn Small Linux 4.11 rc2, but without success: # modprobe aes $ dd if=/dev/random ibs=512 count=256 of=crypt.img # losetup -e aes /dev/loop0 ...
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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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USB drive with standard and encrypted Linux partitions

I'm trying to set up a USB device that works as a normal USB drive under Windows, but also has a complete encrypted Linux system installed along side of it. Basically, I want a standard partition that ...
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What Encryption Methods do sites like Paypal, Ebay, and Amazon use? [closed]

Adobe's recent leaking of 150 million credit card numbers is unforgivable considering they used encryption that will be cracked in no time. Fortunately, I only had an Adobe forum account with zero ...
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology (HDD-Cache on SSD) compromising Truecrypt?

I run a Dell Vostro with a HDD, accelerated by Intel Rapid Storage Technology caching on the (much smaller) SSD. I intend to encrypt all partitions with TrueCrypt, but I have no access to whatever is ...
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EFS not available on Windows 7 Home Premium: workarounds?

This may well be an easy question to answer. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium and my hard disk's file system is set to NTFS which in theory should support EFS. However I've read that EFS is only ...
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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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if removing BIOS from Lenovo G77 laptop, how does is it with the truecript installed

I have have a BIOS password, windows password and truecript on my laptop. Just wondered if the BIOS was reset by removing the CMOS battery, would it then be possible to bypass the windows password ...
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Removing decryption of green files in windows 7 [duplicate]

I have read the thread: What do green folders mean in Windows 7 Explorer? and I am wondering, is there any app or way to remove the decryption if the file is downloaded from somewhere else i.e. the ...
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PGP encrypted mails

I am using Thunderbird with EnigMAIL, have my own keys generated, and downloaded the receivers public key. Now when I send the e-mail, I understand that my system encrypts the message using THEIR ...
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GPG: Different trust “categories”

I'm getting started with GPG and sent my key to the PGP Global Directory. When I verified my email address, they signed my key, and I've got a question. In one case, I might not really care about ...
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How to do a full disk encryption on a disk holding 2 Debian OS? Or the closest to full disk

I have 2 different Debian Linux OS (one is SolydkX, the other, Netrunner). I need to encrypt fully at least one of them, having both would be great, but at the very least one of them is necessary. I´m ...
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TrueCrypt - Does the change of your passphrase have any effect?

You can modify your password/passphrase in Truecrypt. So it can be either 'foo' or some 64-char-long random password. Does this have any effect on the encryption whatsoever? Let's say you do a ...
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Encrypt files before sending them to Cloud

Recently I switched to GIT along and picked bitbucket to host my code. Now with all the snowden scandal, I decided to review my choices. I really don't want to host my data on my own server, I'd ...
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How does Outlook deal with temporary data encrypted with S/MIME?

We are using S/MIME to encrypt messages and their attachments and Outlook as email application. All documents sent in attachment are stored on an encrypted folder and should never be copied anywhere ...
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Fastest encryption configuration for Parallels Desktop 9 running a software development environment

I have a 2.8ghz quad-core 2013 MacBook Pro with 16gb RAM and a 768gb SSD running OSX Mavericks. I run Windows 7 under Parallels Desktop 9 to do Windows development. I would like to encrypt this data ...
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Windows 7 Synchronize folders BUT while some files are open

I need some way to synchronize 2 drives I have. I want to do this often (once a day or so) There is the main drive that I want to clone/synchronize on a backup hard disk. The problem is in that ...
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Safe to print sensitive data in Win 7/8, or does it cache plaintext to disk?

I dual boot Linux/Windows 8. In Linux, where I usually work, /home is encrypted, /swap is encrypted, and sensitive files are redundantly encrypted on top of that. Printing, however, doesn't work on ...
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Windows - Decrypt encrypted file when user account is destroyed

I have a Virtual Machine running on my Windows Server 2008 computer that originally was received by me encryped, as the builder of the VM did it on a MAC, which decrypts files by default. I never ...
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Mac OS X Disk Encryption - Automation

I want to setup a Mac Mini server with an external drive that is encrypted. In Finder, I can use the full-disk encryption option. However, for multiple users, this could become tricky. What I want to ...
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Packet count per mac address on wireless network

I'd like to get to know how many packets get transferred to a certain MAC address in my wireless network, protected with WPA2. I'm not at all interested in the contents of the packets, I'd just need a ...
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Truecrypt hidden volume space

I am using truecrypt to encrypt thumb drives and laptop harddrive etc, and have a question regarding the hidden volume option. As i understand it, an encrypted volume is created inside another, and ...
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Share a folder to a specific computer without login

is there a way to Share a folder to a specific computer on the network without login? meaning the pc that is sharing the folder has no account authenication
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Changing encryption settings for Microsoft Office 2010/2013

Although there are Office 2013 settings to change how encryption is performed, when you encrypt Open XML Format files (.docx, .xslx, .pptx, and so on) the default values — AES (Advanced Encryption ...
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Getting the EFS Private Key out of system image

I had to recently re-install Windows 7 and I lost my exported private key for EFS. I however have the entirety of my user directory and my figuring that the key must be in there SOMEWHERE. The only ...
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Securely wiping a file on a tmpfs

I have a script that decrypts some data to a tmpfs, the directory is secure (permissions), the machine's swap is encrypted (random key on boot) and when the script is done it does a 35 pass wipe ...
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Mount ecryptfs volume on Windows

I have my Linux /home partition encrypted using ecryptfs, my Linux install is no longer working and I'd like to access files stored on that partition from Windows. Is there a tool/procedure that would ...
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permanently decrypt messages in outlook (S/MIME)

I have messages encrypted with S/MIME in Microsoft Outook. These can only be decrypted with the certificate installed on the client. Encryption stays even when saving the messagesto disk (as .msg) or ...
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Encrypting %userprofile% using EFS?

Is it safe to encrypt my Windows 7 %userprofile% folder using EFS ? i.e. are applications or system logon going to be affected?
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Does truecrypt store plaintext password in memory?

I'm aware that the plaintext password is used to decrypt the header which stores all the decryption details for the actual data. So there is no reason to store the actual password in memory once the ...
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How can I find what type of encryption my DMG is using?

I have an encrypted DMG file on my Mac. Is there any way to use Terminal, and maybe the diskutil command to list what type of encryption the DMG is using? Or perhaps some other command? Or maybe ...
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Signature not removed from keyserver

I noticed that an on uid of my GPG certificate is two times signed with my key. I thought that doesn't make much sense and cleaned the key (gpg --edit-key and then clean). Then i send the key to the ...
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How to change the passphrase of a duplicity backup?

How to change the passphrase of a duplicity backup? I tried to just provide a new one when doing a backup but was faced with an error. GPGError: GPG Failed How should I proceed to change the ...
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I (stupidly) converted a TrueCrypt encrypted disk to GPT in Disk Management: now TrueCrypt won't mount it

Backstory: After moving a Macrium Reflect disk image from my TrueCrypt external drive (with whole disk encryption) onto a unencrypted drive and using Windows PE with Macrium Reflect to restore my ...
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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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Openssl generating private key

I'm trying to generate a private key with passphrase from the command line. For the same pass:: shmicha and the same algo -aes128 i'm getting differents results. It' is normal ? Please help openssl ...
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Extract pdf / image from doc88 Flash viewer

doc88.com uses some kind of encryption to protect pdf files. I used Chrome developer tools and found that it loads .ebt file. I think its encrypted Pdf / Swf file. I found the following reply Here ...
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How secure is PasswordBox?

There is a fairly recent newcomer called PasswordBox on the market as a password manager. I've read through their documentation, and although it sounds like it should be secure, I have been unable to ...
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Encrypt all disk and decrypt it depending on the sytem hardware

Is there any tool that can encrypt a whole disk and use a decrypt key based on the hardware of the machine? My goal is to create anti-copy OS that can only run on a specific machine, if i change the ...
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What is the best way to protect PHP source code? [closed]

I have checked a several options, but enough information is still lacking to make a decision. There are mainly 3 options for a paid-for-encryption software (zend, ioncube, sourceguardian) For the ...
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make disk encrypted with BitLocker available for Linux [duplicate]

I have dual-boot Linux (elementaryOS) and Windows 8. I have just encrypted one of my partitions with BitLocker. But since that, this partition is not visible anymore when I'm in Linux. It was visible ...
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DS213j Hardware encryption

I am considering a Synology DS213j as my new NAS. Since it has a hardware encryption engine, will it be powerful enough to serve as a encrypted backup server? The reason I prefer 213j over 213 is ...
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Backing up private git repos to a normal (non-root) ssh account?

It's nice that with github and similar services, I can backup my open-source projects (using 'git push'). With private data, I have some reservations though. I'd prefer that my repos are encrypted on ...
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Cannot send encrypted message to others using Outlook 2010

I am unable to send encrypted messages to others in Outlook 2010. I get the following error: "Microsoft Outlook had problems encrypting this message because the following recipients had missing ...
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Decrypt Google Chrome passwords

In this question How does Google Chrome store passwords? I found out how my Chrome passwords are encrypted. The passwords are encrypted with the current useraccount (of Windows). I had saved my ...
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SSHD HMAC Configuration

I have read and understand the posting from here, Secure Configuration of Ciphers/MACs/Kex available in SSH. However, I would like to know what the /etc/sshd_config configuration would look like ...
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Can Google Employees See My Passwords Saved in Google Chrome?

I understand that we are really tempted to save our passwords in Google Chrome. The likely benefit is two fold, You don't need to (memorize and) input those long and cryptic passwords. These are ...