Questions tagged [fde]

FDE or Full Disk Encryption is the practice of or technology for encrypting an entire storage device, including empty space and temporary files, so that an attacker cannot easily gain information on which parts of the device holds active and/or useful data as well as to protect data after deletion.

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Decrypt LUKS FDE Disk image

So, I screwed up my system with a risky dist --upgrade to the point where it won't boot. It's not the end of the world, because I have a recent backup, however there are a couple of files from the ...
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Quickly secure boot FDE VHD (without multiple reboots and Bitlocker key)

Can I secure boot to my Bitlocker encrypted VHDX without going through so many reboots? The most significant waste of time; it seems like there are 4 PC resets when I switch OS. I suspect one of the ...
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Unable to mount LUKS with correct password

I'm trying to set up FDE with detachable headers, arch linux, I have most of it working, however, when I provide the password I am prompted for during the boot process, grub errors out with "Access ...
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PBA FDE Multi Boot

I got a Lenovo ThinkPad E560 and I'm trying to create a fully disk encrypted multi boot system with pre boot authentication. My current setup consists of Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 on a 240G SSD ...
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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 the TPM affect performance of Windows BitLocker?

My question could be silly, but I haven't found confirmations on the topic Does using a TPM improve Windows BitLocker's performance than relying only on PIN/USB/token authentication? In my case I ...
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How to use full disk encryption on the second self-encrypting disk?

My laptop has two self-encrypting SSD disks: (1) one installed the usual way, (2) another one in a caddy that you stick into the optical drive bay. I was able to set the HDD password on (1) using ...
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Full disk encryption (FDE) options for Kubuntu

I'm working towards switching to Linux (Kubuntu) and am currently researching FDE options. I'm currently a Windows user with Veracrypt FDE. So far I've come across dm-crypt and LUKS. I have no idea ...
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Is it possible to create one time passwords for full disk encryption on Ubuntu?

I'm wondering if it's possible to use a one time password system to secure the full disk encryption of a Ubuntu system, such that each login is a unique password and only usable once. I've seen this ...
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Did Windows 10 disable encryption without authorization?

My Windows 10 system was fully encrypted (FDE) using Bitlocker and hardware encryption capabilities of the laptop and the Samsung EVO SSD (how to here). Here is what I just saw typing manage-bde -...
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Windows 7 the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible

I have a laptop that was running Symantec Endpoint Encryption on it. After upgrading from version 11.0 to 11.1.1 I'm able to authenticate at the pre-boot screen but once Windows tried to load it ...
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How to install Ubuntu 15.10 on an encrypted RAID 1

I recently set up an Ubuntu 15.10 (desktop) on a encrypted RAID 1 and want to share how to achieve this as it didn't work out of the box and I didn't find any tutorial. So what I wanted to achieve was ...
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How to verify a self-encrypted drive (SED) is really encrypted?

I have a Dell Precision M3800 that is supposed to have a self-encrypted hard drive. I'm running Windows 10. In the Storage Management screen, the disk claims to be a 'LITEONIT LMT-256L9M-41 MSATA ...
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Linux full disk encryption passphrase in sync with local user password

I'm trying to setup a Linux FDE where the passphrase is in sync with /etc/shadow file, similar to Mac's FileVault which uses the user's login password as the encryption pass phrase. Is it possible to ...
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How to use FDE SATA drive with USB cable

I have a Seagate Momentus FDE (full disk encryption) drive. It works fine in my laptop - after I enter the password. I would like to use this drive with a USB/SATA cable (like this). However, there ...
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samsung evo 840 500gb enable bitlocker without reinstall and with a password needed at each boot [closed]

I was wondering if it is possible to turn on edrive + bitlocker on a Samsung Evo 840 SSD without reinstalling windows or messing with my windows install?
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Integrated Full Disk Encryption for laptops?

I'm interested in a hardware based full disk encryption solution for a laptop. I've never really researched them before, so I'm not sure what to expect. (This is not a shopping list question). I'm ...
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How can I allow unattended decryption of encrypted disk on RHEL6?

I need to configure encrypted disk on RHEL6, but the key should be stored on the network server/database, encrypted disk should get decyrpted during boot or after boot using this key and without ...
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How to encrypt an external hard drive so a password is required only on computers other than my own?

I want to encrypt my external hard drive but I only want it to require a password if being accessed by a PC other than mine. This is because I have Backblaze set-up on my own PC and if Backblaze can'...
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Using software to enable SSD's self-encrypting functionality on older motherboads

I'm considering buying Crucial M500 SSD drive with SED (self-encrypting drive; ATA password, TCG Opal 2.0, eDrive compliant). I'd like to use its SED functionality, but even after reading a bunch of ...
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How do I encrypt Samsung 840 SSD with Bitlocker?

I need help encrypting my Samsung 840 Evo with Bitlocker. Here is my hardware: Samsung Evo 840 500GB hard drive (firmware EXT0BB6Q) Asus P8z77-v motherboard (BIOS v. 2104) Asus TPM chip - purchased ...
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Does Linux support self-Encrypted Disk API?

In this article it is shown how easy it is to bypass BIOS ATA passphrases, and it ends with that using the disks self-Encryption Disk (SED) API from within the OS would not give a performance hit. On ...
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Disk encryption: advantages and drawbacks of hardware disk encription vs dm-crypt

I'm going to reinstall my system (Ubuntu) on a Samsung 840 pro SSD. This disk can do AES hardware encryption. I wonder what would be the drawbacks and/or advantages of taking this approach versus ...
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How do I use a self encrypting drive?

I recently purchased a Micron RealSSD c400 self encrypting drive, and I am having a few issues when trying to get it recognized by my laptop (HP Elitebook 8440p running Windows 7 x64; also tried on a ...
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How do I use “noatime” with FileVault 2 FDE on Mountain Lion?

I have an SSD installed in my MacBook Pro, and have successfully implemented a tweak that disables noatime on the boot drive: http://blog.alutam.com/2012/04/01/optimizing-macos-x-lion-for-ssd/#...
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SSD AES-256 hardware encryption - how to configure?

Recently, I bought Plextor M5 Pro with hardware full-disk AES-256 encryption. Installed it in my laptop, where I have no HDD BIOS password set. From what I read around it seems that the encryption is ...
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Is it possible to check if a BIOS supports password entry for a self-encrypting SSD/harddrive?

I'm considering purchasing a SSD that has built-in hardware encryption / self-encrypting drive that provides its own full drive encryption. What can I do to check that the BIOS on my machine will ...
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Full disk encryption: possible to tie key to particular BIOS/Laptop?

The organisation I work for has laptops outfitted with FDE-drives, i.e. drives that encrypt data on the fly such that in the case of a stolen laptop, no data can be retrieved by removing the HDD. ...