Questions tagged [disk-encryption]

Disk encryption is the process by which every bit of data on a disk is encrypted, protecting it against unauthorized persons.

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Windows 10 disk encryption [duplicate]

I have a Windows 10 Home, which as I understood from online tutorials does not support windows built in encryption tools like Bitlocker. Moreover, it seems that may device does not support encryption ...
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What happens when bitlocker encryption is turned on without adding/enabling protectors (tpm, password etc)?

Running the following commands on C: volume which is an internal eMMC drive (not HD/SSD if it matters) in a laptop running Windows 10 Home: manage-bde -on -used c: # encrypt data manage-bde -status ...
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VeraCrypt taking a very long time (~1 hour) to create volume?

To get to 50% on a 1.8TB volume, VeraCrypt has taken about 30 minutes. If it takes another 30 minutes to finish, that's 1h to create the volume. Is this normal? (if it in't should start over after ...
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Can interrupting mounting and dismounting cause data loss?

I'm using veracrypt to safely store files. Occasionally it seems to hang (for 5-10 minutes or more) when mounting a volume. So I gravitate towards force quitting the application, ejecting the volume, ...
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Encrypt external harddrive connected to regular SOHO-router?

I want to connect an external HD to my router and then use the router's built in fileserver to share this disk to my network. However, I also want the disk to be encrypted. As far as I know - but I am ...
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cryptsetup 2.3.4 rpm for CentOS 7?

I have been searching for cryptsetup 2.3.4 as I want to use --perf-no_read_workqueue. According to the release note, the option is newly added in 2.3.4. However, my CentOS 7's official repository only ...
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Mac OS fails to encrypt at login (login stuck)

I'm on Mac OS 10.15.7. and I have encryption enabled with FileVault. Yesterday my Mac forcibly shutdown due to running out of System memory / disk space and since that I have not been to login. Login ...
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BitLocker not accepting correct recovery keys

As a test before upgrading to Windows 10 20H2, I disabled Secure Boot and rebooted. I was shown a BitLocker Recovery screen and prompted for the recovery keys. I tried both keys I was given (there are ...
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Accidentally Overwrite LUKS2 Volume With Veracrypt Header

So I made a big mistake where I accidentally overwrote a LUKS2 volume using Veracrypt Restore Header Tool. After realizing what I've done, I did following step and still cannot decrypt my LUKS2 ...
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After reinstalling windows on my pc I can no longer decrypt a folder I have a valid pfx key for

The title says it all, I reinstalled windows on my PC by wiping the drive and starting fresh. Before doing that, I copied the certificate key for my encrypted folder. Now on the new windows ...
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Does Stopping a Bitlocker Encryption Process Damage Harddrives or Data?

I've started Bitlocker Encryption on a pretty large internal drive around 4TB, it's obviously a stupid mistake from my side. It's been running for a long time. What will happen if I cancel it which I'...
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Yubikey as 2nd Factor to open luks-encrypted disk on OpenSuse

How do I set up a Yubikey as a 2nd factor, in addition to my password, to open my LUKS-encrypted disk on Opensuse? All the information I've found so far seem to be geared at Arch Linux and Debian and ...
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Is it theoretically possible to resize a partition encrypted using Bitlocker (without decrypting the data first)?

From what I've been reading, the guideline regarding manually changing the size of a Bitlocker encrypted partition is: (a) decrypt the partition. (b) resize the partition. (c) re-encrypt the partition....
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Why can't I type reliably at my pre-boot password prompt?

When using either Veracrypt or BitLocker full system disk encryption for my Windows 10 pro install I see the behavior seen in this gif. When doing the initial "system check" where I reboot ...
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Is it possible to remove a disk encryption?

I have a question about disk encryption. I've read that the best tool to encrypt a whole disk on an existing Windows installation is VeraCrypt. I'm doing it for security and privacy reasons. But ...
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What's “/tmp/.veracrypt_aux_mnt1/volume” for?

I ran sudo chkrootkit and it displayed me the warning: Searching for Linux.Xor.DDoS ... INFECTED: Possible Malicious Linux.Xor.DDoS installed /tmp/.veracrypt_aux_mnt1/volume /tmp/.veracrypt_aux_mnt1/...
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Cannot install window or delete partition in Bit locker encrypted drive

I am stuck in this very strange issue, I have surface pro 5 with 128Gb of disk space. When i try to install window it says "Your device is bitlocker encrypted" , it does not allow me to ...
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How do I troubleshoot an encrypted SSD I am connecting externally via USB adapter?

My previous laptop suffered some hardware failure, one morning it just wouldn't power on (not even to BIOS). I have removed the SSD and am attempting to recover its contents via a Kingwin USB 3.0 to ...
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I forgot my password on an encrypted drive

I'm using Arch Linux and I have encrypted my SSD drive with LUKS on LVM. And when I'm about to open it, I can't. Seems like I made a typo. I have tried to reset it with wipefs -a /dev/nvme0n1 Then ...
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Login bypass in linux?

I have installed CentOS on my 1U server with LUKS encryption. My question is - is there any possibility for someone to access any of the files on the hard disks if the machine is running and he's on ...
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How to access a hardware encrypted Intel 660p NVMe SSD when the system hardware it was encrypted on is no longer available?

I have an Intel 660p NVMe SSD whose spec lists: Hardware Encryption Yes Encryption Algorithm 256-bit AES I used it as a replacement drive for Fujitsu Lifebook U748. That's the laptop I used to ...
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Encrypting a drive while hiding amount of data with multiple file systems in Linux?

Is there a way to encrypt a drive in a way that an attacker can't tell how much data is on it? It would also need to be able to hold multiple independent file-systems so you can safely share one key ...
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Enable Disk / Volume encryption without password prompt at boot

I need to encrypt Disk / volume / File system on Linux, but which will not require a password prompt at reboot. While this will not prevent data theft if the entire system is snitched, it should at ...
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Bitlocker: Cannot auto-unlock USB drive. “The drive cannot be encrypted…”

My system drive (C:) and external USB drive (D:) are both encrypted with Bitlocker. I can unlock the D: drive with the password. However I cannot get it to auto-unlock. Checking the box doesn't do ...
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Encrypted Ubuntu install fails to see bootable media

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS on a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Tablet. I chose the encryption option when I installed. I'm now trying to live-boot from the Ubuntu install disk so I can re-size my Ubuntu ...
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Veracrypt message “write protected volume”

I created a hidden volume in Veracrypt. I didn't select the option for my volume to be write-protected but when I try to copy files to the volume, I get a message "saying this disk is write-...
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Can I decrypt and encrypt again my OS drive and will I loose data in this process?

I need to decrypt my OS drive (turn off bitlocker) to be able to install Ubuntu alongside Win10, and I would like to encrypt again Windows side after the installation for safety issues. Can I loose ...
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Accidentally converted my linux partition to crypto_LUKS

The problem I have dualboot between Windows 8.1. and OpenSUSE TumbleWeed with encrypted harddisk. And now, when I try to boot the laptop - I get this error: Welcome to GRUB! error: no such cryptodisk ...
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How to encrypt a usb drive which already has data on it

There is an external hard drive of almost 1Tb which has about 650Gb of data on it, the external HD is connected to computers via USB interface. As far as I'm aware, this external HD is for all intents ...
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How to unlock Crucial M550 SSD drive with its known password?

My Lenovo Laptop died, the Crucial M550 SSD drive is ok but is password protected. I'm now connecting to the drive via a SATA to USB adapter. The drive is acknowledged, but no way can I get a password ...
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Truecrypt Veracrypt: Recover Partition Layout from Backup Volume Headers

Is there a way to read the partition layout from backup volume headers ? I have: a complete formatted disk (which had 3 encrypted partitions on it) 3 backup volume headers the corresponding passwords ...
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Install GRUB using live USB drive. Dual boot with encrypted partition

I have installed an encrypted Parrot OS on my laptop. I alwso have a windows 10 installed. The laptop boots directly on windows 10. GRUB does not show. I found this tutorial in the Parrot OS community....
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File-based backup of encrypted Linux systems?

I learned that tools such as clonezilla cannot omit free blocks when the disk is encrypted, which is a huge problem, since the backup drive always needs to have at least the same size as the source ...
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Automount encrypted disk with luks on Debian 10 on system start

I try to auto mount disk when system start. I use crypttab and password have in file in plaintext. My configuration: sda3_crypt UUID=my_id none luks,discard wd_01 UUID=my_id /luks-keys/wd1 luks,...
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Restarting remotely a PC with encrypted drive

I've got a remote PC which I'm connecting to over the Internet. The PC has an encrypted drive. When I power it on, it first asks for a password to unlock the drive. If I've logged into it remotely and ...
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Fix encryption configuration for system mit RAID 1 and LVM after Ubuntu dist-upgrade

I recently tried to dist-upgrade a system set up according to How to install Ubuntu 15.10 on an encrypted RAID 1 to Ubuntu 19.10. Unfortunately after reboot I got the following errormessage: ... ...
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Recover master key from active LUKS partition

I have an open LUKS partition (open meaning that it is decrypted and mounted) the passphrase to which I would like to recover. It used to be possible to just add a new key slot by recovering the ...
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Running cryptsetup commands without sudo permissions

I'm trying to figure out how to run cryptsetup commands without the use of sudo. This is so a non-root user could run a script to unlock and mount two luks-encrypted drives when they are needed, ...
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How safe is VMWare encryption?

VMWare encryption is really safe ? It would resist attacks like than a LUKS container ?? Or create a LUKS container and then place the plain virtual disk inside it would be more resistant and secure ?...
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What would have better performance for VMWare Workstation? Encrypted container or encripted virtual disk?

What would have better performance using VMWare Workstation? Create an encrypted LUKS container and then create the plain virtual disk ? or Just create the encrypted virtual disk and save as it is ...
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How is I/O encryption handled in modern systems? [closed]

First: I've struggled with the question on which stackexchange to post this question since it involves OS knowledge, hardware knowledge but probably also other CS fields. Suggestions for a better ...
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How to know which is the real drive behind the mapped block device?

I configured my box to boot from an alternative disk through modifying the existing os. However, some partitions are still being mounted from the internal storage. In the case of the /home partition, ...
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GRUB Bootloader with root LUKS encryption: Only grub shell

I would appreciate help and hints to solve a problem with the GRUB bootloader. I have a system with root LUKS encryption. Means that except the partition with the bootloader, the whole system is in ...
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Does Pre-boot encryption works on all drives or just the C drive

Does Pre-boot encryption works on all drives or just the C drive? where does the recoverykey store
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Encryption after Symlinks are made

I wanted to ask before I did something really stupid. So, here it goes... . Here's the components I will be referencing: "LinuxOS" Partition (dedicated disk; no other partitions on the disk) "...
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Can someone steal hard drive contents by extracting the drive from inside computer?

In fall 2019, I had my personal laptop stolen from my car. It was password protected. It hadn't occurred to me to set up a hard drive encryption program. I am wondering, if the thief were to take ...
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BIOS/UEFI update and BitLocker suspension

I can read on many pages that when you update your BIOS/UEFI, you need to suspend BitLocker (for information, mine is configured to ask for a password at startup, no TPM in my machine). But none of ...
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Opal 2.0 compliance in “a system”

I can read on this page : https://www.crucial.fr/fra/fr/setup-ssd-encryption-via-bitlocker "Opal 2.0 support: The system must support Opal 2.0 safety standards. The Opal 2.0 standard is not ...
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use EFS certificate on multiple computers to encrypt and read files

What I want is to create a single EFS cert for use on multiple computers to encrypt/decrypt files. I have two computers, PC1 and PC2, and when I try to copy PC1's encrypted files to PC2, these files ...
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How to decrypt the luks encrypted hard disk password automatically using tpm2 | ubutnu 18.04

I have encrypted my hard disks using default method(Luks encryption) present in ubuntu 18.04 and I have tpm2, now i wanted to save my passwords on tpm2 device and decrypt automatically without ...

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