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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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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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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Is encrypting via Windows sufficient to the average user's needs?

Let's say I have a folder wherein I keep my working data. I'm on a standard Windows 7 computer without any spyware detectable by MalwareBytes, Spybot S&D, OTC, or Hijackthis. I'm doing safe ...
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Unable to bitLocker the System drive

When i build a PC and bitlocker it, it works fine but I remove bitlocker and try to re-bitlocker it i get following message. "Group Policy settings require that a recovery password be specified ...
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Backup with client-side encryption that supports file renaming/moving [on hold]

I've been using Crashplan for remote backups for a while now, but I'm frustrated by the amount of memory it uses and I also particularly have trouble with the fact that it doesn't have any support for ...
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Can't unlock disks encrypted with Mavericks after upgrade to Yosemite?

I have 2 (microSD) disks encrypted under OS X Mavericks. I didn't use FileVault 2, I just used normal "Encrypted Logical Partition" from Finder with a complex password which was not saved in Keychain. ...
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7-zip command line -p switch not working according to help page

I want to be able to automate the encryption of the file type .pcapng in a windows batch script. My current problem is that I get an error when extracting the encrypted file saying something along the ...
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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 ...
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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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Searching Encrypted Emails in Outlook

My employer requires that I encrypt a significant portion of my email in Outlook (we are currently using Outlook 2007). I would like to be able to search the contents of these emails, but there ...
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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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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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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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Accessing EFS-encrypted files after resetting Windows password

I have some EFS-encrypted files in Windows. The owning user account is protected by a password, which can be easily bypassed (i.e. reset) by many tools and methods. So what will happen to these ...
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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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Windows 7 startup repair with Truecrypt

I have many computers encrypted with Truecrypt 7.1a (current version) with the whole drive encrypted. Today one of them shows the Windows 7 splash screen for a moment and then goes into startup ...
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Windows 7 won't boot (encrypted with Truecrypt 7.1a)

How the problem occured: My laptop randomly shut's down (probably overheated). After the last shutdown it could not boot windows anymore I could choose to use startuprepair or start windows normally ...
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How to list encrypted files in Windows 7?

I somehow encrypted some files without meaning to, and because of it I can't backup my user folder to Mozy. Is there a way to remove the encryption from all the files or at least find out which one ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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Mount ecrypted 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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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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Truecrypt Rescue disk unique for each system?

I want to decrypt an external USB harddrive wich I have encrypted using Truecrypt system encryption. I want to use a laptop for this which harddrive is also system encrypted using Truecrypt. Both are ...
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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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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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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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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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How to recover TrueCrypt partition deleted with Windows Disk Manager

I got a whole HDD encrypted with TrueCrypt (one partition, non-system disk). I have deleted this partition by coincidence with windows 7 disk manager. Now, I can't mount the TrueCrypt disk (saying ...
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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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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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Keeping config files synced in an encfs-encrypted dropbox

I using my Dropbox to sync my config files on different machines. In addition my Dropbox is synced with encfs. encfs mounts a volume with the decrypted Dropbox-folder on startup. This process takes a ...
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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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Windows 10 Update 1511 fails with DiskCryptor whole disk encryption

I am running Windows 10 with DiskCryptor whole disk encryption on the system drive. The latest Windows 10 update fails to install. When I restart the system to install the update, I get the ...
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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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Programmatically determining who GPG 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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Enable Bitlocker auto-unlock without system drive encryption

Does anyone know of any trick - registry change, group policy etc. which will allow a Bitlocker volume to be auto-unlocked without having a bitlocker encrypted system drive? My system drive is a ...
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Is it possible to create multiple hidden volumes within an encrypted volume?

You can create an encrypted hidden volume from an outer encrypted volume within Truecrypt or it's fork, Veracrypt... but is it possible to create more than one hidden volume within an outer encrypted ...
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How to enable SSD encryption?

I just bought a samsung evo 840, which supports encryption AES-256. Reading the very little documentation that I could find about SSD encryption, I found that I have to enter my bios, go to the ...
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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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How to access a BitLocker-encrypted drive in Linux?

I have a laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate. I have encrypted my drives using BitLocker. Now I have also installed Lubuntu along with Windows. But my encrypted drives are not visible in Linux. How ...