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How to keep truecrypt from making a .truecrypt folder (ubuntu)

So I extracted the tar that the installer gave me and it all works except whenever I run truecrypt it puts a .truecrypt folder in my home witch I do not want to happen. So how do i stop it?
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Why trust a public gpg key?

I'm trying to verify the integrity of TrueCrypt binaries (not the source like Xavier). Am using Xavier de Carné de Carnavalet's Guide "How I compiled TrueCrypt 7.1a for Win32 and matched the official ...
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Security-wise, is encrypting the partition containing the data as safe as encrypting the whole HDD?

I only have data on one partition. The only other existing partition on the hard drive is that 100 MB system reserved. My doubt is whether, leaving the drive itself decrypted and only encrypting the ...
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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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TrueCrypt remote log

TrueCrypt as a pre-boot authentication is it possible that the password is sent remotely by the usb that receive the password from GSM or EDGE/3G/4G connected to the device?
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Working from home: ensuring file security?

Would it be possible to ensure that documents used on a personal PC connected to the internet, could be used securely without the danger of an eavesdropper obtaining access to the file or the danger ...
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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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Temporarily remove TrueCrypt boot loader

Is it possible to temporarily remove/disable TrueCrypt boot loader (without removing partition encryption) and restore it later?
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Differences between encrypting an actual PC vs a virtual one?

Are there any differences between using for example TrueCrypt to encrypt the system drive of an actual PC and a virtual one running on ESXi? Are there any security advantages/differences?
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Good encryption software(preferably free) that doesn't require data reallocation?

I recently started messing around with encryption software, and TrueCrypt was my first choice. I however found out it has an inconvenient problem: it requires the files to be actually moved to the ...
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How is TrueCrypt in-place system drive encryption implemented?

TrueCrypt supports encrypting a system partition while operating system is running. From the docs: Note that TrueCrypt can encrypt an existing unencrypted system partition/drive in-place while ...
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Can random data from a wipe or encryption of a full drive result in fake partitions appearing in the MBR? [closed]

QUESTION : Can the apparently "random"-ish data written to a full drive (not just a partition) during a random "wipe" or encryption be somehow interpreted by the computer as having a "valid" MBR ...
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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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Use of multiple keyfiles for TrueCrypt

As mentioned in documentation, TrueCrypt would use first 1024 kilobytes of any large file to create SHA-512 Hash which will be combined with password to get the final hash. E.g. ...
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Is there any benefit to full disk encryption if I always leave my PC on?

As I understand it, full disk encryption encrypts all data on a HDD and protects that data with a password. If I turn my PC off and it gets stolen, all my data, passwords etc. are protected. But I ...
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TrueCrypt Rescue disk - security hazard?

I wonder if TrueCrypt rescue disk even makes sense to keep. Lets assume for a second there is a corruption on the disk. Rescue disk will not help here, because the data is invalid anyway. But on the ...
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How do you write to the TrueCrypt outer volume?

How do I write to the outer volume of a TrueCrypt partition, without affecting the hidden partition inside it?
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Is a normal TrueCrypt partition indistinguishable from random data? (Does it pass a χ² randomness test?)

If I encrypt an entire partition with TrueCrypt (a standard volume, not a hidden volume), would the partition look statistically indistinguishable from random data? Or would someone be able to ...
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TrueCrypt, RIPEMD-160 vs SHA-512 vs Whirlpool

I am encrypting a volume with TrueCrypt. I have decided to use AES as the encryption algorithm, seeing as it is the government standard. But which hash algorithm is better (more secure)? RIPEMD-160 ...
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TrueCrypt. auto-mount the secondary volume?

I have a system volume and a secondary volume. Both are encrypted. How I can make the secondary volume mount automatically (without asking password), when I boot?
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TrueCrypt: NTFS or FAT?

The default file system for a TrueCrypt volume is FAT. Isn't NTFS more robust? What are the pros and cons of creating a TrueCrypt NTFS vs. FAT volume?
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How do I make sure a file stays off my hard drive on OS X?

I need to keep a secure file on OS X (10.6). The file is stored on a Flash drive, in an encrypted volume using TrueCrypt. The file itself is a CSV, to be opened using Excel. I need the file to stay ...
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Why are my TrueCrypt-encrypted files still accessible even with volume dismounted?

I just started experimenting with TrueCrypt, and here's what I've done so far: Created a standard TrueCrypt Volume (encrypted file container) I created the volume location at, say, C:\My Docs\TCVol ...
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How to encrypt some file or partition with 2 factor authentication?

I would like to encrypt a file and use 2 factor authentication. What software and hardware do I need? One approach a password and a security token. Is it possible? Does TrueCrypt support this? ...
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Can TrueCrypt be configured to dismount volumes when you hibernate?

TrueCrypt can be configured to dismount volumes upon logoff but is it possible to dismount volumes when you hibernate windows?
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Proprietary vs open-source encryption/security software

I just had an argument with colleagues about the usefulness of Microsoft BitLocker drive encryption for keeping representatives of the state (FBI etc.) out of data. They were convinced that vendors of ...
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DropBox + TrueCrypt - safe for sensitive information?

I have read articles suggesting the use of DropBox in conjunction with a password manager database to facilitate strong, distinct passwords that can easily be used on various computers and mobile ...
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TrueCrypt: pro and contra

What are possible drawbacks of using TrueCrypt? Do I risk losing my data in case of some disk error?
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Does compression on a TrueCrypt drive compromise the security?

I choose “Compress drive to save disc space” under drive properties.
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Which TrueCrypt Algorithm is the safest?

If performance is of no concern, which TrueCrypt algorithm is the safest to use? AES Serpent Triple DES Twofish AES-Twofish AES-Twofish-Serpent Serpent-AES Serpent-Twofish-AES Twofish-Serpent
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Encrypt Windows partition with TrueCrypt, decrypt under Linux?

Is there any way I can fully encrypt a windows partition so that encryption is in real time and transparent, and when I boot into my Linux partition be able to decrypt it and access the file son ...
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Using an unecrypted decoy OS with truecrypt hidden OS?

Can the truecrypt bootloader be configured to run a non-encrypted operating system as well as an encrypted operating system on the same computer? That is, a dual-boot with an unencrypted "guest use" ...
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Why should (or shouldn't) I use TrueCrypt's Virtual Encrypted Disk over encrypting my Windows partitions?

I have a Windows 7 laptop that I want to encrypt with TrueCrypt. I could create a Virtual Encrypted Disk, which appears to be a file that is mounted as a drive, and then I can store the files I want ...
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How insecure is my short password really?

Using systems like TrueCrypt, when I have to define a new password I am often informed that using a short password is insecure and "very easy" to break by brute-force. I always use passwords of 8 ...
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Can Windows security protect a stolen hard drive?

I am aware of hard drive encryption options like TrueCrypt and other tailor-made solutions, but I am curious as to whether Windows security provides any kind of protection for a drive that is removed ...
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What are the technical differences between truecrypt, bit locker to go and an iron key?

I am looking to get a new USB drive (my old one took an unauthorized vacation) and am looking into how to secure the data on it. Ideally I would like a visible, unencrypted space that may or maynot ...
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Using a decoy operating system, with another OS hidden by TrueCrypt?

TrueCrypt provides an option to use a hidden operating system. This works by having a decoy operating system residing on partition 1, and using partition 2 as (encrypted) data storage for the decoy ...
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Qualms about encryption

I would like to encrypt my disk, as while I don't have anything illegal, there are some things I would rather not be interrogated about or cause confiscation of my belongings while going through ...