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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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Can i have nice password input screen for encrypted disk like in Mint but on Debian?

On Linux Mint, when one boots up the machine with encrypted disk, nice graphical screen pops up with password input. Debian, on the other hand, display bunch of text in text mode and asks for the ...
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How do I automount luks encrypted external HD?

I have an external HD encrypted with luks. I would like it to automount on my home computer (using a key file stored at my $HOME directory) any time I plug it in (not necessarily at boot time) and ask ...
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Forgot the password of bitlocker drive [duplicate]

I had created a bit locker partition in my windows as F:/ drive. I didn't saved the recovery key as I remembered the password very well. Some days ago, I had changed my password of the drive due to ...
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Unable to open Encryption Box in a Buffalo MiniStation HD-PCU2

When I try to open one of the "Encryption Box" (Software: SecureLockMobile v1.7) on my BUFFALO MiniStation HD-PCU2 I get the message: "Unable to open file". It does not happen with the others "...
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USB cannot be detected. Possibly encrypted

I have a old USB drive 2.0. When plugged in, it gives an error " You need to format the disk in the drive" I tried various troubleshooting methods online. 1) Uninstalled and reinstalled the usb ...
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Do the sedutil-cli revert commands also reset the given SID?

In sedutil-cli a sedutil-cli --PSIDrevert <password> <device> "Reset the device to it’s factory defaults using the SID password. If the locking SP is active this command ERASES ALL DATA, ...
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How can I decrypt a LUKS-encrypted ext4 drive by Windows based software?

I encrypt my HDD in Ubuntu. Now I want to access my HDD in Windows too. Is there any way in Windows to decrypt an ext4 LUKS-encrypted drive?
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Luks encryption block name format

After disk encryption with LUKS I have chacked my disk with lsblk and found the bellow output. Here the luks id luks-95a00a58-7a6f-429a-a45f-02308d9b1b28 is not familiar to me . What is the meaning ...
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Does changing the encryption password imply rewriting all the data?

Let's say I have 1 TB of data on a partition encrypted with BitLocker, TrueCrypt or VeraCrypt. Does changing the encryption password imply rewriting all the data (i.e., will it take hours/days)?
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Lubuntu 18.04 asks me for encryption key on each reboot

On Ubuntu 16.04, I used to encrypt the filesystem but it was automatically decrypted when I input the password. Now I've installed Lubuntu 18.04 and it asks me for the encryption key each time before ...
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What happens to the data when the pc suddenly shutdown during bitlocker encryption?

From what i read from https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/information-protection/bitlocker/bitlocker-deployment-and-administration-faq it stated "What happens if the computer is turned ...
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BitLocker automatic unlocking stopped working after updating grub from Linux

I bought a new laptop from Dell with Windows 10 Pro. It had a BitLocker encryption enabled by default, but it was suspended. I activated the protection and saved the recovery key. Then i installed ...
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How to mount NTFS partition encrypted by BitLocker in Ubuntu

I recently bought a laptop from Dell with pre-installed Windows 10 Pro. As i'm used to, i shrank the default Windows partition, created another (NTFS) for my data and then installed Ubuntu (18.04) ...
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Installing Windows10 after Linux, with disk encryption

There are many similar questions, but I cannot find one to answer this particular niche. Context: I have a 2TB Hard Disk, which (ignoring other miscellaneous EFI, swap or recovery partitions) is ...
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Resetting HP-Elitebook with Bitlocker and BIOS password

so my employment contract is over and I still got my Laptop (HP EliteBook 820 G3) which according to the contract is now mine. But it is encrypted using Bitlocker and has a BIOS password. I tryed to ...
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Shutdown hangs when cryptsetup try to close partition

I have two laptop with Devuan installed. When shutting down it hangs for about one minute when cryptsetup try to close the encrypted partitions. Messages: Stopping remaining crypto disks......
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How to change the filesystem type of a cryptmount loopback file?

I have a cryptmount volume as a file, not a partition, and I would like to change its filesystem type from ext3 to something else (ext4, btrfs, ...). How would I do that? I could always create a ...
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“Volume group not found” warning before asking for passphrase

I get the following warnings at boot: Volume group "xxxxx" not found Cannot process volume group xxxxx (several times) Then it ask for my passphrase, and start correctly. It seems that the system ...
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best process after drive upgrade (High Sierra APFS with FileVault encryption)

I am running MacOS 10.13.5 with APFS format SSD and FileVault encryption. I need to upgrade the drive from 1/4 TB to 1/2 TB. I want to avoid having to reinstall all my applications and data after re-...
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how to encrypt an install unecrypted fedora installation with LVM

Now I know that you can choose to encrypt your system in the fedora installation options,but I have already installed my system and I want to encrypt it without loosing data and I do not know how to ...
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Linux encryption without passphrase to be able to make permanently inaccessible quickly [closed]

I am looking for a transparent, full-partition encryption solution for a Linux system which allows to boot unattended (reboot, restart after loss of power, etc.) allows to make the partition ...
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USB-Stick Encrypted for a period of time + Load data on it in this period of time?

For a study, where I am required to store data for a period of time without the possibility to see them I need a solution for a USB-Stick. Is there a possible way to: Have an encrypted USB-Stick ...
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Best way to encrypt the system drive on Windows [closed]

I am looking for the best way to encrypt the system disk on a Windows 10 Professional PC. I think that the best should mean something like FileVault on Mac OS X, because the system disk is well ...
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Kali Encrypted Persistence opens wrong device (HDD instead of USB)

I have created the encrypted live USB as per Kali documentation. I have set up encrypted persistence with cryptsetup as mentioned in the documentation. I've verified that I'm able access the partition(...
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BIOS splash screen and Linux Mint disk unencryption disappeared

I'm on Linux Mint 18.2 with my AMD Ryzen 7 1700 and an NVidia GTX 1060 GPU. Linux 4.10.0-42-generic #46~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Mon Dec 4 15:57:59 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Distributor ID: ...
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Hard Disk Password (HDP) - format SSD

I just bought an Lenovo X1 Carbon (1st gen) via ebay with an unknown hard disk passwort (HDP) SSD. I can only enter the Bios when the SSD is unplugged, otherwise this icon shows up after the Lenovo-...
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BitLocker: specify startup key? (Enable same startup key to be used with multiple PCs.)

Background By default, Microsoft BitLocker does not allow the user to enable full disk encryption (FDE) of the system disk, unless the PC has a compatible TPM. However, if the "Allow BitLocker ...
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What is the best encryption method to use with luks/LVM [closed]

I am doing a full disk encryption and I am wondering if aes-cbc-essiv:sha256 is the correct/best option to use, or if there are better options. Normally for anything I need to encrypt I use aes-gcm, ...
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Is a volume with BitLocker “Waiting for Activation” encrypted or not?

In Disk Management, the partition says "NTFS (BitLocker Encrypted)": In the BitLocker Drive Encryption control panel applet, it says "BitLocker waiting for activation" and it has an option to "Turn ...
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Cannot mount using ecryptfs-mount-private from new install

My problem is that ecryptfs-mount-private does not seem to prompt for a password or passphrase, as it should. BACKGROUND: My old Mint installation stopped letting me in, so I reinstalled (Kubuntu) ...
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Possibility of duplicating keys generated with Linux crypto API

We are looking for possibility of duplicating cryptographic keys generated on a Linux box using the the Linux Crypto API. We are thinking from a (paranoid) security practitioner perspective whether it ...
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Unlocking and reusing a hardware FDE Seagate Momentus FDE2 hard disk for running Linux

I got hold of an old Dell E6410 laptop which had in it a hardware FDE Seagate Momentus 7200 FDE2 hard drive, and I want to install Linux on this machine. When I boot from a USB drive running Linux ...
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Does Bitlocker allow you to restart your computer without entering a password?

I have Bitlocker enabled on my Windows 10 computer, without a TPM, just a password. Usually when I restart my computer, it gives me a plain blue page asking for my password. After entering it, it ...
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New Xubuntu grub-update can't find original encrypted Fedora install

So, I got a shiny new LimeSDR. I have a Lenovo X230 laptop that was running Fedora 27 (may have been 26, but I don't think so). I tried for a while to install software for the LimeSDR, but I ran into ...
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Encrypt (disk level) on Database Server MS SQL 2008

Has anyone tried to encrpyt disk drives for a database server running WANSync? We used Arcserve WANSync for HA to our DB servers and we are planning to encrypt both the primary and secondary disks ...
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decrypting LUKS with trezor/ ledger

With trezor it is possible to ecnrypt & decrypt encfs like this encfs --standard --extpass=./encfs_aes_getpass.py ~/.crypt ~/crypt the script is here https://github.com/trezor/python-trezor/...
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Impact and observations of encrypted disks (Bitlocker) on WANSync servers

Has anyone tried to encrpyt disk drives of a WANSyncHA Servers? We used Arcserve WANSync to our DB servers and we are planning to encrypt both the primary and secondary disks using a Bitlocker. We ...
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LUKS - change keyFile using cryptsetup

cryptsetup utility provides the option to change existing passphrase using luksChangeKey option. This requires the older key-file and other parameters as suggested on the man page. luksChangeKey &...
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Mount and use LUKS encrypted flash drive without sudo on Arch/manjaro

I managed to encrypt a usb drive using cryptsetup as described here. When I insert the drive into the computer, I can double click it, enter the password, and it opens. However, I can't create new ...
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Can I password-lock a CD-R after being burned?

I've been trying to find a program that could let me password lock or encrypt a CD-R I burned 10 years ago. I do not remember what program I used to burn it. Would it still be possible to modify the ...
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How to mitigate any privacy-related risks associated with taking your laptop for repair? [duplicate]

Either my fan or my battery on my refurbished laptop is malfunctioning and it frequently overheats and shuts itself down. I wasn't able to determine the culprit and thought it best to show my laptop ...
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Cryptsetup password not working on new install, and weird proliferation of characters

Just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a Thinkpad X61, and ticked the box to encrypted the full system. When it finished installing and rebooted, it did not accept the password. It fails with "Bad password ...
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Docker does not bind with encrypted hard disk on Windows

I am using Datalab on my Windows Pro PC. Datalab is used through a Docker container. I want to bind the container with my D: hard drive. To do this, I use the following command: docker run -it -p "...
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VeraCrypt Encrypted Partition Cannot Be Mounted After External HDD Disconnected While in Use

I have a 1 TB Transcend external hard drive. It contains two similarly-sized partitions, one of which (400 GB) is encrypted with VeraCrypt. Today, after I had finished working with the files inside ...
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Passing keyfile to create LUKS header

The dm-crypt LUKS utility 'cryptsetup' allows us to specify the key-file in place of passphrase. Looking at the code for cryptsetup I understand that if key-file is specified, the passphrase is not ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 & Windows 10 with bitlocker

Is anyone familiar with Windows 10, Bitlocker, and Ubuntu? I have Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10 installed on separate SSDs, using GRUB to dual boot the two. The Windows 10 install was pre-existing and ...
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How to save my BitLocker recovery key to my personal Microsoft account, when there is a domain account connected?

I want to encrypt some personal hard drives with BitLocker on Windows 10, and save the recovery keys to my personal Microsoft account, which is the one I connect to Windows with. The problem is that ...
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SED FDE Samsung 840, 850 EVO in Windows 7 Pro x64. Options to Bitlocker

The goal: In a home computer, to ensure that in the event of theft of drives with or without the computer, that the drives are unreadable. Am wanting to protect financial and personal information. ...
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Moving the EFI and /boot partition

In a UEFI system the grub bootloader is located on the EFI partition then a /boot is also needed to be present and unencrypted. I have a Dual boot Linux / Windows hard drive where Windows is ...
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LVM PE migraged to new PV, now Linux boot stops after decryption of LUKS device

I migrated all LV extents from one PV to a new PV. Both old and new PVs were LUKS encrypted devices. root is one of the migrated LVs. This didn't work as, after migration, boot wouldn't even try to ...