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Truecrypt password forgotten [on hold]

Looked through some of the previous questions and they don't seem to apply specifically to my question. I will try to be as detailed as possible. I have a laptop with Truecrypt installed on it. I ...
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Compare current password of a Linux user with an entered password in Perl [migrated]

I would like to get to know if the password a username has provided in a form is the one that user has on the system in a given host... I need this in order to change the password or return an error ...
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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2answers
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Can an administrator of a Windows domain see a user's password?

I'm in a corporate domain. My computer has Windows 7 and Office 2007, so I guess that the server is running Windows Server 2008 or something similar. I am allowed to change the password of my computer ...
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1answer
395 views

Location of SHA512 Haslist on Mavericks>

I'm trying to find the SHA512 hash of the user passwords on OS X Mavericks (10.9.1), I'm aware that you can get the user .plist from: /private/var/db/dslocal/nodes/Default/users/{username}.plist ...
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How can I unlock my encrypted locker (with the FLKA file extension) if I forgot the locker password, but have the master password?

I am using Folder Lock 7.2 on Windows 7. I have the master password, but I forgot the locker password. I tried all the passwords which I usually use as a password, but they're all useless. I'm ...
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1answer
176 views

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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1answer
32 views

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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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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1answer
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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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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 ...
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1answer
33 views

Processing time / effort to decrypt stored passwords

I have an Adobe account which, as you might have heard have recently had a breach may have had there encrypted passwords stolen. The password for that account was not used else where, which is good, ...
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1answer
19k views

Dropbox: How to password protect files and folders and maintain accessibility?

I'm aware that there is a similar thread on this subject, but I don't think that situation is similar to mine because the solution that was reached will not work for me. In that scenario, using ...
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1answer
157 views

Multiple encrypted LVM volumes with one password

I found a similar question here but it's only partially connected with my question. Currently I have one primary /boot partition and a single LVG1 group with 2 logical encrypted volumes - LV1 and LV2. ...
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Uploading passwords for remote access

I'm trying to find the ultimate password solution and right now what looks most promising is pass. It's great for storing passwords securely on my computer, but what I'd like to be able to access my ...
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1answer
698 views

What is $1$ level encryption in crypt (/etc/shaddow)

The first character after the user name in /etc/shaddow, is the type of encryption used. http://www.lamolabs.org/blog/10670/how-is-my-password-stored-in-linux/ So: $5$ means SHA256 $6$ means ...
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1answer
605 views

How to automatically mount 3 TrueCrypt volumes on OSX after login

As the title say I would like to automatically mount 3 volumes after logging into OSX. I saved my 3 volumes to the favorite volumes. I tried the –-auto-mount=favorites parameter from here: ...
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101 views

Encrypting remote laptops with Truecrypt

My current process of encrypting user laptops is to set the password for myself, create a rescue disk, test login and have user set the password to their liking. I do this while physically with the ...
4
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1answer
2k views

How to automatically mount a TrueCrypt volume on OSX after login with password/keyfile

I would like to do the following: I. After logging into my account I would like OSX to automatically mount 2 of my volumes (located on same external HDD connected via FW800) using a password or ...
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2answers
108 views

Is Firefox master password necessary when using Full disk encryption?

Does Firefox master password add anything to a full encrypted disk ? As I understand it, Firefox master password is here to protect again passive attacks, ie when firefox is not running, or at least ...
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3answers
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Force OSX text field to accept copy-paste

Short version: Is there a way to force text field in OSX to accept pasting a string, despite that the developer (Apple) set it to not to accept copy-paste? Long story: Platform: OS X 10.8.2 ...
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1answer
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Windows Bitlocker and automatic unlock password storage safety

I've encrypted my external HDD with a Bitlocker and after rebooting computer I tried to open that drive and got this message: Say, if I pick to "Automatically unlock on this computer from now on", ...
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1answer
169 views

PGP encrypted external Toshiba drive

I encrypted my external hard drive, a 350 GB Toshiba with PGP disk encryption and i forgot the password. Question: Is it possible to use a brute force attack (considering i know part of the password), ...
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1answer
252 views

What type of hash is used to encrypt the Lenovo T61p hard-drive password? [closed]

My computer (Lenovo T61p) broke recently, and I need to recover the information off my hard-drive. The hard-drive is password protected, and I know the password, however I also selected the "Use ...
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4answers
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I forgot my encrypted disk password on OS X

My disk is formatted with Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted). I have a super long and random password. It won't let me paste my password in and I keep manually typing it wrong. There is nothing on ...
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Encrypting or protecting my ID for all applications

Problem I work in an environment where I have to use my LDAP ID+pass for running various applications as admin, sending emails, or for letting the application access the internet and so on.. A ...
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1answer
58 views

Software to store my password on a crypted file and access it through another password [closed]

I'm looking for a software that allows me to store some passwords in something like "a text file", access it through a password, read my passwords if required and close it again. I want something ...
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3answers
133 views

How to “seal” a file so that the seal must be broken to read the file?

I would like to make a digital equivalent of an envelop with a seal that must be broken to open. The idea is that it can be seen that the seal has been broken. I know that it is impossible to make ...
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1answer
545 views

Store Keepass files inside Truecrypt container [closed]

Do you recommend storing Keepass files inside Truecrypt or is it a bit overkill?
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1answer
162 views

Does the BIOS encrypt the password?

Does the BIOS encrypt the password? If not, can it be found with physical access? If yes, which algorithm does it use?
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HowTo for using key files with Truecrypt

Ever since I've seen the option to use a key file I was wondering what are good criteria to select or create a key file that will be used for a Truecrypt container? Can I simply learn the preamble of ...
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1answer
226 views

Shell zip with unattended password

I have a script that runs some automatic zip generation using shell zip. The request is to add automatic encryption with password. From what I understand, the option -e is the right one, but it asks ...
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1answer
263 views

Can I set up a password-dependent partition as seen in “Little Brother”?

I was just reading Little Brother (the Cory Doctorow book) and I thought about how awesome it would be if, on startup, a computer asked for a password. Depending on the password, it could open ...
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Hiding password in bash script

I have a bash script, which executes a Java file. This Java file connects to an online service, and it requires that as one of the parameters I give it my password for the service. I feel ...
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161 views

Sending Password Safe files per unencrypted mail secure enough?

I use Password Safe with portable key files ( http://passwordsafe.sourceforge.net/ ) for storing my passwords. Unfortunately, I've forgotten the files at home today and right now I need one of the ...
2
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2answers
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How can I take advantage of Full Disk Encryption used on SSDs?

Both my OCZ Vertex 2 240GB (with it's SF-1200 series controller) and my Intel SSD 320 support full disk AES encryption. I would like to use BitLocker on this laptop to prevent data theft, but ...
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How do I prevent external systems from mounting my ext4 partition?

I have an ext4 partition which I use as my home partition. I noticed that by running another Linux system either from the disk or even from LiveCD I am able to mount and inspect the contents of said ...
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2answers
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How to set password on already existing winrar archive and encrypt it also?

Not when creating new archive, but on existing archive. I would also like to know how to do that in other archiver.
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4answers
518 views

How to determine the entropy of a password

How can I tell if a password has good enough entropy to prevent brute-forcing on a realistic timescale? For example, if I have the following password, how can I determine if it is strong enough to ...
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1answer
397 views

How can I avoid putting my e-mail password in plain text in my `.fetchmailrc` file?

How can I avoid putting my e-mail password in plain text in my .fetchmailrc file? My file looks like this: poll pop.XXX.com with proto POP3 user 'abc' with password 'PASSWORD' there is foobar here ...
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1answer
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rar & zip password recovery [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: ZIP password recovery I have rar & zip files that I made a year ago and I don't remember the password. Is there a way to recover it?
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763 views

use password in win rar to protect file is secure or not

I use winrar to protect a file from others reading it. I set a password on the archive and use a 5-digit password. Is this secure or not? When I want to read it, I extract the archive,read it and ...
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1answer
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Creating encrypted database for work

My boss posed this problem to me: Encrypted: We need an encrypted database for miscellanious passwords we use at work that are currently only in people's head. Easily accessable: Someone needs to be ...
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1answer
254 views

How to allow password protected start-stop-daemon functionality?

I would like to use Ubuntu's start-stop-daemon to start my application, but the application protects some sensitive information, so I have a mechanism where the application prompts for a password ...
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1answer
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Mutt Password Caching

I am new to mutt. I've read this question and implemented it ( Mutt: how to safely store password? ) but it's not the ideal solution I'm after. Really, I want mutt to prompt me once at the beginning ...
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1answer
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How secure is Office 2007 file password protection? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How good is Word's password protection? I've seen some scattered info on SuperUser but nothing definitive. Does Office 2007's native document password protection ...
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1answer
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What does Windows 7 use to encrypt passwords?

Like what hash algorithm does it use? XP used DES for example.
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What's the best way to store an encrypted svn password on Ubuntu Server?

Hullo, I have Ubuntu Server running a subversion server. I'm running the client on the same machine through SSH, and I'd like the svn client to remember my password, but not to store it as plaintext. ...