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 can clients easily and securely send me passwords?

I often need to get passwords from clients for FTP, SSH, MySQL, Authorize.net, etc. What's an easy way for them to send me passwords securely? Maybe even without them needing a login/password? ...
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How to access 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. Hence I ...
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“Bootable HDD not found” when trying to encrypt with Diskcryptor

I am getting this error when trying to encrypt a Windows mirrored volume. This is on a clean install of Windows 8.1 64bit. I made sure to install it in BIOS mode (not UEFI). The diskcryptor ...
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Is it safe to use Truecrypt to encrypt a raid 5 array?

I have a raid 5 array(software in windows server 2008). I have encrypted it using truecrypt, and it seams to be working fine, however, I am worried what will happen when i lose a drive. Will truecrypt ...
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eCryptfs encrypted home - explanation

I'm trying to understand how ecryptfs works internally and documentation on ecryptfs.org doesn't help. Maybe someone is able to explain how does it really works. Of course I'm aware of these hidden ...
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Linux - Re-Mounting encrypted device - delay needed?

If I mount a encrypted device via mount /dev/sdb1 ./mnt and unmount it some time later umount ./mnt I am able to re-mount it in the same way only after waiting up to one second. In the other ...
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is there a way to stop mac osx disk encryption in progress?

I chose a 1T external drive for time machine and checked the "encrypt backups" option. I thought it will only encrypt the backups, but as it seems it is now encrypting the whole drive which has quite ...
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Mount encrypted HFS in ubuntu

I try to mount an encrypted HFS+ partition in Ubuntu. An older post described quite good how to do it, but lacks the information how to use encrypted partitions. What I found so far is: # install ...
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Formatting hard drive works on windows, not on linux

Alright this is driving me crazy. About a month ago I finally migrated to Linux almost exclusively (I only use windows for gaming these days) and so decided to migrate my data storage as well. I ...
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Enforce encryption in Outlook 2010 for specific E-Mail addresses

There is a specific E-Mail address which I have to send data always encrypted and signed. I already configured everything, such that the E-Mails get encrypted and signed, but I often forget to turn on ...
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Cryptolocker virus removal

I am facing cryptolocker virus problem, I have tried decryptcryptolocker website but it did not work. In the below link you will find an example encrypted file in my pc. ...
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How to remove Encrypted flag when copying a file from a HDD to a USB drive?

Environment: Windows 7, but applies to other EFS-compatible Windows versions I have a file that is encrypted using standard Windows EFS encryption. When I copy that file to a USB drive using Total ...
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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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Quick Way To 'Hide' or Encrypt Several Terabytes Of Data? [closed]

I'm trying to adopt some best-practices (or at least less-bad-practices) with my external data storage. I'm looking for a way to quickly provide some minimal level of protection from prying eyes for ...
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Pairing of logitec Unifying devices uses a “secret algorithm”?

I'm considering buying a Logitec M570 wireless trackball. This device uses Logitec's "Unifying" wireless technology: a single tiny USB insert supports multiple logitec devices. This thread ...
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Folders and files turned to green

After formating my computer, some folders and files turned to green and now I cannot open certain files. From the properties of the disk, I am not able uncheck "Encrypt content to secure data". How ...
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System disk encryption with remote password input? [closed]

I tried BitLocker to encrypt the system drive (referred to as 'C' from now on). Since my motherboard does not have a TPM, I need either to type the key at boot-up or plug-in or place a USB drive ...
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What do encrypted files' data look like?

I know there are a lot of encryption programs available, that I would guess use different methods for encryption, and thus have different types of output files (.fve .tc .cha .dmg (bitlocker, ...
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SSH: The authenticity of host <host> can't be established

What does this message mean? Is this a potential problem? Is the channel not secure? Or is this simply a default message that is always displayed when connecting to a new server? I am used to ...
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Cannot remove a file

I used Cryptonite to encrypt a file then my device was shutdowned suddenly. Well, I cannot decrypt the file anymore. This's what I catched in the logcat when I try to encrypt the file once again: ...
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Iptables: Filtering string encrypted by ssl

I need to filter (send to BANRULES set) incoming http/https packets with a certain string (matchword). I do it easy when ssl is not in use (port 80): iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp --dport 80 -m ...
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Cannot enable bitlocker after wiping computer and reinstalling windows 8 then 8.1 (Do not have TPM)

To start things off I have a Asus UX31A laptop and it does not have a TPM. Previously I took all of the correct steps to installing Bitlocker without a TPM. I downloaded the reg files to make it work ...
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Can I use a virtual smart card with Bitlocker without a TPM module to unlock a non OS drive automatically at boot?

When you encrypt a non OS drive with Bitlocker, the only option to automatically unlock it when the OS drive isn't encrypted is to use a smartcard. But I don't want to spend money on a smartcard + ...
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What does the encryption setting of uTorrent do?

I'm having trouble finding precise information about the encryption setting of uTorrent. From what I understand, it's used to hide the torrent traffic from ISPs so that they cannot make the difference ...
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How to keep ~/.ssh folder secure on OS X

My question is about storing private and public rsa keys in ~/.ssh on OS X Yosemite. By default ssh-keygen stores pairs of keys in plain text format, which means anybody who have access to my OS X ...
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Cannot extend non-system bitlocker partition

The "Extend Volume" command is greyed out when trying to extend a Logical NTFS drive, despite there being unallocated free space to the right with nothing in the way. Is this because of Bitlocker? I ...
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Encryption similar to the one done on OSX?

I moved on windows for some work, and I have the need to encrypt files. Problem: Windows does not allow to simply encrypt a folder, on external drive, connect it to another Windows machine and ...
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Truecrypt: Knowing if a drive is crypted or not and how truecrypt handles drives

I've got a laptop with 2 116gb drives on it. I've done a full system encryption with truectypt, but I'm not sure if truecrypt has encrypted both of them or not. When I go in the menu Tools-->Volume ...
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How to sniff passwords remembered by applications?

Suppose someone forgets their password for a web application such as gmail, facebook or some other application installed on the system such as skype, but the web browser or skype still remembers the ...
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Crashplan + TrueCrypt - Overkill?

Crashplan already has an option to encrypt the data. And if selected, this stores the encrypted file on the server. Truecrypt certainly has lot more options, but for basic usage, wouldn't ...
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Decrypting a Windows MIG file

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with decrypting an MIG file created by Windows 7 easy transfer. We have a client that has 15 years of genetic research and never wrote down her password ...
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Repair Corrupt Bitlocker Files - Windows 8.1

In the past I have never used BitLocker, but recently I have become interested in setting it up on both my mom's computer as well as my own. We both had Windows 8 Pro on which we never used Bitlocker, ...
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In Windows 7 / Windows 2008 R2 File Sharing, is there any encryption by default?

Not using vpn or selective IP allowing, and connecting to another computer over the internet (i.e. enter \\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx in the run command, where xxx is for example an Amazon instance). When you ...
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Windows 8.1 computer with BitLocker activated - what “unlocks” the encrypted hard drive?

So, I've got a PC with Windows 8.1 Pro. I've activate Bitlocker on my C: drive, so I guess it is "encrypted" now. But my question is: When I start and boot up the PC, what actually "unlocks" the ...
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Mounting a thumb drive encrypted o OS X yosemite on Debian

I recently encrypted a thumb drive on mac OS X Yosemite, by right-clicking on it and choosing "encrypt volume". Now I want to mount it on Debian jessie (read only access is sufficient). However, I ...
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How to get GPG working with Outlook 2013?

My OS is Windows 8.1 Update 1 x64. I have Outlook 2013 and just installed GPG4Win (latest, 2.2.2, full version). When I now launch Outlook 2013, I still don't see any UI/options to setup certificates ...
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Does HTTPS also prevent middle man from tracking my browsing history apart from which domains I visited?

I read this article which says github is being blocked in Russia because a single controversial page hosted on it can't be blocked because of HTTPS. So I'm trying to determine if that implies that ...
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Set parameters for Linux Full Disk Encryption?

How do I change the parameters (algorithm, hash, key-lengh, block-size, IVs, mode-of-operation, key-derivation function etc.) for the encryption being used by Linux built in Full Disk Encryption ...
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Can anybody read running encrypted dvi disk without password?

I have a question about privacy. I have created the vdi disk via VirtualBox, install Windows 10 on it and turn on BitLocker. Can anyone get access to the files on this disk without my password (from ...
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How to decrypt hdd on Windows Vista?

I need help to decrypt my HDD. It was encrypted using BitLocker on Windows 7, now I am at work I need it urgently and I only have Winvows Vista Business(x86, sp2). And there is no bitlocker. When I ...
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Make TrueCrypt volume's file updated immediately?

I am using TrueCrypt volume's file with dropbox's syncing. I noticed dropbox only syncs when I unmount the volume's file so I think TrueCrypt only updates the file when it's unmounted as well. I only ...
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Impact on SSD when encrypted with BitLocker [duplicate]

I am running Windows 8.1 Pro on a Samsung 830 SSD. I do not have a TPM module so I've made the necessary configuration changes to permit BitLocker encryption of my system drive without a TPM module. ...
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What does “STA-ASSOC” mean?

Looking at the wireless statistics on a TL-WR740N wireless router, I sometimes see the MAC address "00-20-00-A5-22-1A" connecting, with the current status being "STA-ASSOC". The manual actually shows ...
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Encrypt Lightning event invite mails with pgp

I use Thunderbirds/Icedoves Lightning add-on to manage my calendar, tasks and notes. When creating an event I can add attendees and send invitations to them, but they won't use their public pgp keys ...
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how to recover bitlocker encrypted partition

I had formatted my laptop and installed windows 8.1; it was previously Windows 8. After completion of installation, three drives were missing. I successfully recovered two drives but the third one, ...
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How to copy EFS encrypted files to a remote computer keeping them encrypted

Is there windows command line or some free tool that will allow files to be copied to a remote location (such as FTP) and yet continue to be encrypted. I specifically don't want anyone to be able to ...
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Is there any good way to encrypt my ms access database?

After installing my desktop application any body can see the database on their local systems. Even if I set Password security on access database its not going to work.Encryprion may be one of the good ...
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About the passphrase related vulnerability of symmetric encryption

There are tools like gpg or ccrypt that use the AES algorithm to symmetrically encrypt a file, which I've read it is quite safe, and uses 128/256 bit keys. Now, maybe I'm missing or not understanding ...
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Thunderbird: SSL/TLS vs. STARTTLS

Following up this question on serverfault "Is STARTTLS more safe than TLS/SSL?" it came up that the question is rather a question about Thunderbird and not about the actual protocols. Also, if you ...
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Exactly how does Thunderbird encrypt usernames and passwords?

The more specific the better. I'm wondering exactly what algorithms Mozilla uses to encrypt usernames and passwords for Thunderbird accounts. (located in the 'signons.sqlite' file in the 'moz_logins' ...