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 auto-logon on laptop with encrypted hard drive secure? [closed]

I have the complete hdd of my laptop encrypted (with the Windows built-in Bitlocker) and thus have to login two times upon booting (Bitlocker and user account). Since I'm the only person using the ...
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How can sensitive data written in a custom Outlook Form be protected?

We have an outlook form that is installed on some users machines, for use with their Exchange email account. All the emails sent using that form go to an internal functional/shared mailbox that is ...
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Paused BitLocker encryption because no longer want to encrypt the hard drive - how do I get out of encrypting?

I'm hoping someone can help. I'm not a techy and can't seem to find the same question already answered. I went to encrypt (using BitLocker) a Buffalo hard drive but after it took about 1 min to ...
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Speed issues when encrypting large file with mcrypt or alternatives

I want to encrypt a 100 GB file on my up to date iMac. It is hard to find out where the temp file is, so I can't find out the progress, but the encryption is already taking a full day. Is this normal? ...
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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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Bitlocker with 2 SSDs in RAID 0 - Does TRIM function?

I've found that in Windows 7 and 8 if you have one of the newer versions of Intel Rapid Storage Technology the TRIM command is passed to SSDs in a RAID configuration (see here for example ...
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Truecrypt using up all the disk space during decryption

I have a large raid 5 volume in virtualbox windows server 2008 encrypted with Truecrypt, i wanted to decrypt the entire volume, and so i clicked on permanently decrypt in Truecrypt, this went fine for ...
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How to install 2 encrypted instances of Linux Mint on the same SSD, both with different encryption passwords?

I'd like to have 2 different Mint installations on the same hard drive, each with each on set of encryption keys, so if I enter one password, it will boot on one, if I enter the other, it'll do the ...
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How to encrypt an entire Disk with full cross platform access? [duplicate]

I would like to encrypt an external USB Hard Drive in manner that allows full access (read+write) from Ubuntu trusty, Windows 8 and optionally Android and older Windows versions. With TrueCrypt ...
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Encrypt folder Windows 7 home [closed]

I used Truecrypt for encryption of my whole drive.But this solution has now two disadvantages for me: Development of Truecrypt is probably stopped and software is marked as unsafe Password ...
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Errors generating gpg keypair

I posted this originally on stackoverflow, but was told that it was offtopic and this would be the better place to post it, so I am reposting it here and deleting my original topic. I have a rather ...
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Automount LUKS encrypted USB HDD with keyfile auth in Mint/Cinnammon

My external backup HDD is LUKS encrypted and can be mounted with password or key file. When plugged in, Cinnammon asks me for a password and mounts it to /media/user/drivename. I want to change ...
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Bitlocker: hardware or software encryption without a TPM?

I'm about to setup a Samsung 840 EVO SSD as the system drive with Windows 8.1 Pro, attached to an Asus P8Z68-V Pro mobo (which doesn't have a TPM). I'll also attach a Western Digital Black HDD for ...
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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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Encryption on SDD without encryption support

I have a SanDisk Extreme II SSD. Despite using Marvell 88SS9187 controller, the drive does not support hardware encryption of any kind. I read around a bit and found that most software does encryption ...
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Canceling File Encryption Windows 7

I was trying to encrypt a single file, large file container of 100GB. I clicked on the Properties --> Advanced --> Encrypt contents to secure data. However, realizing that this would not allow for ...
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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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Truecrypt Drive appears empty?

I have a 2TB storage drive which I have been using with full-volume encryption via Truecrypt. Truecrypt normally attempts to mount the drive at login, and I simply enter the pw, and the new volume ...
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Ubuntu Full Disk Encryption unlocked via TFTP/NFS?

I'm setting up some secure Ubuntu servers with full disk encryption. They have a small boot partition, and a large LUKS-encrypted disk with LVM to provide the rest of the partitions. Currently, they ...
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How to use PGP private key with K-9 Mail on Android 4.x

Where do I copy which file from my OpenPGP installation on Ubuntu 14.04 on my Android 4.0 device to be able to import it into APG which is the en-/decryption provider I use in the K-9 Mail client?
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Intel Rapid Start Technology Incompatible with Whole-Disk Encryption?

I have a brand new Dell XPS 15 laptop, and I'm getting the following message popping up from time to time. Searching around, I see that Windows 8.1 is supposed to have whole disk encryption enabled ...
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Programmatically determining who signed a file

I want to programmatically determine who has signed a GPG clear sign file. Running gpg --verify will tell me this, but it does so in a human-readable format. Is it possible to get this result in a ...
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How to encrypt an external hard drive so a password is required only on computers other than my own?

I want to encrypt my external hard drive but I only want it to require a password if being accessed by a PC other than mine. This is because I have Backblaze set-up on my own PC and if Backblaze ...
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Need to decrypt KeePass database on Linux

I was finally getting to switching my new laptop from Windows 8 over to Linux. I had only one important file on that I needed to keep, and that was my dogecoin wallet file. It had a really weird ...
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Cannot convert ssh.com key to ppk format using Puttygen

I am having issues converting a private key from ssh.com format to putty format. Upon importing of the private key, I am met with the following error. Couldn't load private key (key does not begin ...
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Full disk encryption configuration

I'm buying a new Windows computer and I want to configure it to be secure. I want to use full disk encryption. My question is will my SSD work on a different computer in case my computer breaks. Also, ...
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How can I test whether a Mobile Application uses TLS?

For instance, how would I check that YouTube for Android uses transport layer security TLS encryption? Is there a network tool I can use to verify that encryption is used?
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CryptoLocker Ransomware. Can you recover files? [duplicate]

Today one of our PCs got infected with nasty CryptoLocker trojan crap. The PC was a Windows XP machine with up-to-date NOD32 a/v. As you probably know the virus encrypts your file with an 2048 bit ...
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Sector by sector backup from encrypted hdd to ssd

I have a 500gb encrypted (LUKS) hdd with linux installed (only 50gb used) and I want to migrate to a 250gb ssd. Installing from scratch to the new drive is something that I want to avoid since I have ...
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Decrypting Windows Encrypted Files

Friend of mine sent me on this little project to save his dad's files. Is there a way to decrypt files from a Windows XP system that was encrypted? I have the drive pulled and would like to access ...
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VPN with Encryption gives twice the download speed?

I am currently paying for internet through SuddenLink which has offered me 50Mb download and 3MB upload. I have also bought a VPN through PrivateInternetAccess, which has pretty much doubled my ...
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Disk encryption stratagy [closed]

I just ordered a new machine. The old one is not encrypted, but before I now receive the new one I wanted to ask about a strategy for the new encryption. My main fear is loosing the password and ...
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How do I erase a Samsung Magician encrypted solid-state drive (SSD)?

I need to securely wipe a Samsung 840 solid-state drive (SSD) of a co-worker that's leaving the company. My colleague ran into a problem he can't find the answer to. The drive is encrypted with ...
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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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Issue in Using Truecrypt

I have encrypted my external HDD using true crypt and the functionalities of Truecrypt seems to be working fine. I have configured a traveler's disk setup so as to run truecrypt from within the HDD ...
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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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What is the role of cakey.pem and cacert.pem in addition to .key and .crt based encryption

I have .key file which holds the private key data, .crt file which would be certificate with public key and, to my knowledge, that's it for public key encryption, right? Not exactly. In order to ...
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Restoring a SSD locked with HDD password

Seeing that my Samsung 840 SSD has hardware encryption using the HDD-password from BIOS, I decided to try it out. Since there was no password before, I entered my password in the HDD password field in ...
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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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Folder Encryption in a network

I am using Windows 7 and I want to put a password in my folder in a LAN. Example: The \192.168.1.1 address is the Server of File sharing in a LAN (in my case). So all of the PC's that are connected ...
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Same certificate for encryption for different To:-addresses

When I write a mail and click on encrypt in message options, how can I tell outlook to use the same certificate when writing to two different mail addresses of the same person? In my case, the ...
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Unable to boot into Windows install disk on a Kubuntu machine with full disk encryption

The machine I'm working on is an Asus N81V laptop, Core 2 Duo, 4GB of RAM, SSD. It currently has Kubuntu 13.10 with full disk encryption. I am trying to repurpose this machine with Windows 7. I have ...
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Is there a way to encrypt the files on an SSD that needs to boot unattended?

My company is developing a product that is basically a Linux PC with custom software in a fancy box. Since it uses a commercial SSD for the filesystem, I'm worried that an unscrupulous customer ...
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GPG fails to retrieve passphrase

When trying to do gpg (version 1) keygen on archlinux I get the following errors after details (other than passphrase) have been entered: You need a Passphrase to protect your secret key. pinentry: ...
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encfs mysql datadir: Errcode: 13

I'm using encfs to encode the /var/lib/mysql data directory, but mysql returns Errcode: 13 at any attemp of create tables or databases. To do so, I moved all files to a temporary dir, created the ...
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Benefits of using a VPN for personal Internet browsing [closed]

I can understand a VPN is good in this scenarios: For a company network, to allow encrypted connection among company computers and with the comany server. If you are connected to a public Wi-Fi, ...
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Importing GPG Key

I am trying to import a GPG key to verify a download. I have never done this before, so bare with me. The Key ID is 4203454C. Let me know if you need any more information. What is the process for GPG ...
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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 ...