encoding information in a way so that it can only be decoded if a secret is known; used to prevent exposure of data to other parties

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What is the encryption function in Encfs?

I'm a newbie at Encfs. After I read a paper about Encfs, I figured out there is a Encryption layer in Encfs. So I tried to find exact encryption function. but I couldn't find that because there are ...
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How much storage overhead comes along with cryptsetup and ext4?

I want to encrypt the content of a directory in a container with an ext4 filesystem using cryptsetup. The size of the container should be as small as possible and as big as necessary, because I only ...
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Cryptsetup: pre-fill the partition with random data

It says it is an optional step, but it is recommended to do this, it improves encryption to pre-fill the partition with random data. What brings security filled with random data? Is it more difficult ...
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Transparent encryption of bash history?

I'm not sure if anyone has done such things before. I want bash history to be fully encrypted, prompt for password when in interactive session. Is that possible?
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What are ways to encrypt a password inside an environment variable

I have this file I use to set my username and password before exporting the value. #!/bin/bash echo -n "User:"; read user echo -n "Password:"; read -s password export ...
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How to Use Encrypted password in shell script AIX

I had written a shell script that will connect with the Database to perform some operations This is my sample code #!/usr/bin/ksh . /home/ram/.profile sqlplus username/pwd@TNS<<EOF select ...
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What happens to the files when they are being decrypted?

I have the server's webroot directory mounted on a partition which is being protected with LUKS encryption. I want to know what happens to the files within when that partition is being decrypted. Does ...
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Decrease crypted LVM partition

On a Linux Mint install, I used the option to use whole disk and encrypt it. Now, I want to install Windows on another partition. How I can safely decrease size of this encrypted LVM? Of course, ...
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Can't run rsync with an EncFS'ed folder

I am trying to sync a folder, but each time I try, I get the following: oshiro@debian:/var/www$ sudo rsync -av --delete --dry-run /var/www/ /home/oshiro/backup/www/ [sudo] password for oshiro: ...
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Setting up encryption after debian wheezy install

How do you set up encryption on your home dir after the debian wheezy install. I missed the part in the graphical install that sets that up for you. I am using the automatic partition on the whole of ...
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What keys are generated during Debian 7.4 (Wheezy) installation?

We are concerned lest /dev/random (or /dev/urandom) be hit too early in the installation process for adequate entropy to be developed. In a basic Debian 7.4 installation (SSH Server and basic ...
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Cant create encrypted partitions during Debian installation

I am using debian 7.4 cd. When I set a partition as '/' during manual partition.It is fine. However when I then try to use it as 'physical volume for encryption'...everything works fine it erases and ...
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How to encyrpt a message using someone's SSL smime.p7s file

I need to send a private key file to someone (a trusted sysadmin) securely. I suggested a couple options, but he replied as follows: Hi, I don't have neither LastPass nor GnuPGP but I'm using ssl ...
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How to set laptop screen brightness just after boot with full disk encryption

my girlfriend bought Lenovo Essential G500 i5-3230 and I installed Linux Mint 16 on it with full disk encryption. It is standard installation with encryption using dmcrypt and LUKS. But there is a ...
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Batch encrypt all mail on IMAP server

I would like to keep my emails on my provider's IMAP server for convenience and as backup archive; however, I do not want my provider (or anybody else) to be able to read those 'archived' emails. ...
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Writing a “telnet server” type program that uses SSH instead of telnet

So people have written server programs using telnet in which the user simply does telnet server.com and this connects them to the server program, which then provides them with a textual program they ...
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Verify that partition is encrypted

I just installed Debian and as far as I can remember I encrypted my home-partition using LVM. During the boot process I haven't been asked to enter the password. Is there any way to check whether ...
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Encrypted subversion checkout without root access

I would like to create an encrypted subversion checkout on a machine I don't have root access on. One thing I could do is checkout in a temporary directory, tar it, and subsequently encrypt with gpg, ...
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Difficulty with EncFS on Debian

I created 2 test folders: mkdir /home/oshiro/Desktop/encrypted mkdir /home/oshiro/Desktop/decrypted oshiro@debian:~/Desktop$ ls -l total 8 drwxr-xr-x 2 oshiro oshiro 4096 Feb 15 20:34 decrypted ...
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Difficulty with EncFS on CentOS

I'm trying to figure out encfs, but am having some difficulty. This is what I have done so far: I created 2 test folders mkdir /home/oshiro/Desktop/encrypted mkdir /home/oshiro/Desktop/decrypted ...
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Poor IO due to LUKS/Software RAID/LVM ordering?

I'm trying to determine if I should re-setup my RAID array due to poor IO performance. First off, the system: i7 920 4 4TB WD 5400 Green drives CentOS 6.3 host Secondly, the disk setup: ...
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Is there any shared filesystem based on public key authentication?

I normally use NFS, however I am not so comfortable with the security as basically a root user can just change his UID to an arbitrarily one in order to obtain access to a shared folder. Moreover, ...
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Arch Linux Encrypt entire drive

My Raspberry Pi is set up as a PHP MySQL (Percona) server and I think that I have managed to make it quite resilient against online attacks but it is still very vulnerable against someone just taking ...
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Can using SFTP with HMAC-RIPEMD160 replace computing file hashes before and after transferring?

As part of my job I often find myself transferring lots of files between my computer and a remote storage space accessible over SFTP. To ensure the files' correct transfer I compute their SHA256 ...
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Is a virtual encrypted disk stored in a file on a NAS allowing for concurrent R/W access?

I'd like that all the data stored in a NAS is encrypted. The NAS is used for a) daily backups AND b) as a shared hard disk for users, allowing thus concurrent read/write access. All machines are ...
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How do I mount my encrypted private home directory if I forgot the password?

On Ubuntu 12.04, how can I access encrypted private home directory? I forgot my root password at some point and my root home folder is locked. I am now using another account in root group so can I get ...
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Verify if a hard drive is encrypted on Linux

How can I verify if a hard drive is encrypted in Fedora 20? If not, does it mean I have to re install Fedora to encrypt it?
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Trying to understand LUKS encryption

I decided to encrypt my root partition with LUKS+LVM. My ThinkPad setup: Samsung 830 128GB SSD 750GB HDD Core 2 Duo 2,5 GHz P9500 8GB RAM But the more I read, the less I understand about those ...
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Does DM-Crypt partition look like random noise?

If I format partition with dm-crypt does its entry in partition table suggest somehow that this partition is encrypted or for someone from outside it looks like regular partition with random noise ...
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Dropbox/Copy.com & Truecrypt

I have a partition that contains all my personal stuff, which is mounted at boot under /home/myuser/foo. I would like to synchronize it on the cloud via Dropbox or Copy.com, but I don't trust them, so ...
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Does using full-disk encryption affect the probability of losing data in case of storage errors?

So.. if there is a bad block on the HDD, what can survive better? not using FDE (full disc encryption) using FDE - since the whole disk has "1 partition" - the encrypted one, isn't it more likely to ...
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Best practice to backup a LUKS encrypted device

What's the fastest method to backup and restore a luks encrypted device (e.g. a full encrypted usb-device to a image-file). The usb-device can be decrypted/accessed. I'm looking for a solution to ...
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Encrypted Zorin 7 Partition HELP!

I had Zorin 7 Encrypted Harddrive option installed on my laptop. I accidentally deleted important GRUB data trying to make more room in the boot folder i think? So the computer would no longer boot ...
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Best way to benchmark different encryption solutions on my system

I want to compare different encryption solutions for encrypting my system, possibly different solutions for different parts of the system such as /usr or /home. In particular I look at dm-crypt ...
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Use EncFS to encrypt files so that a particular user or process can access them, but root cannot

I have a process which I would like to have access to an encrypted file system. This is very easy to do with EncFS, but this requires a user mounting the encrypted file system, therefore giving any ...
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How can I unlock a self encrypting disk using an sata usb adapter

Suppose I plug in a self encrypting disk (for example the samung 840 pro) via a sata usb adapter to a linux-box. Suppose I know the password. How can I access the hard-drive in this case?
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How to get a usable full disk encryption with different encryptions for different users

I want to have a full system encryption on my laptop. But I have two users, one for home and one for work and want a separate encryption for both. Sure I could do a full disk encryption with dm-crypt ...
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ecryptfs mounted via command line, what do I need to backup?

I asked this question on the ecryptfs launchpad, but it expired there without answer. https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ecryptfs-utils/+question/235226 It might be trivial, but I really ...
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cryptdisks_start: precheck failed: the device contains a filesystem type crypto_LUKS

I'm trying to use cryptdisks_start to open a LUKS device that is defined in my /etc/crypttab. Unfortunately, the command fails with the following error message: martin ~ # cryptdisks_start ...
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Why do NoMachine NXclient docs instruct to copy over the server's private key?

Working to set up the GnuPG keymanager for SSH and now FreeNX server on CentOS 6 and NoMachine NXclient on my new install of ArchLinux I've been reading more about keys than I've ever read before. I'm ...
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Any reason not to use LUKS on a backup drive?

I have my hard disk encrypted with LUKS, but I make regular backups to an unencrypted external harddrive. Is there any reason I shouldn't setup LUKS on my backup drive as well? Obviously, the big ...
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Using GPG to decrypt Symantec PGP encrypted files?

Is this possible? I had an old HD encrypted with Symantec PGP. I attempted to decrypt the disk with Symantec's boot time recovery tool. It stalled 18% in, I let it sit for 16 hours, and the machine ...
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How to install Debian with encrypted / and passphrase required before login-screen?

I'm trying to install Debian in my Dell inspiron 8GB ram + 500GB HD. Althought I could install it without any problems with the regular install and even with a few modifications, I'm trying to ...
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Resetting password in Linux Mint when disk is encrypted

I have a system (VM, actually) with Linux Mint 15 on it. The disk is encrypted, but I remember that password -- just not the password for my account. I've tried changing the command in GRUB from ro ...
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how to know the type of symmetric encryption used by ssh?

I want to know the type of symmetric encryption (after authentication) used by ssh in a connection client-server. I'm not sure who determines the encryption. Client or Server?. I have looked in ...
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Errors when booting with encrypted LVM

When I boot my computer and I have to enter the password of the encrypted lvm, there are always a bunch of annyoing messages like: "usb string descriptor 0 read error: -22". How can I fix that? my ...
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anonymous url navigation in command line?

Is there any way to anonymize http requests through the command line? In other words, is it possible to wget a page without the requester's IP showing up?
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Decrypting a file encrypted on a different system

My home server runs OpenBSD 5.3 with Samba serving files to several Windows machines. I wrote a script to backup video files by encrypting each file with openssl enc -aes-256-cbc and uploading it to ...
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Reasons to partition an encrypted ssd [duplicate]

I am just setting up a new system with Lubuntu 13.04. I have an SSD and the whole system will be encrypted with the standard LVM + dm-crypt method (as offered by the lubuntu installer). In the past I ...
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Where are passwords stored and how are they encrypted in OS X?

I know that on a Linux system passwords are stored in /etc/shadow and are salted and encrypted using a one way hashing algorithm like MD5, SHA-256 or SHA-512. It looks like there is no /etc/shadow ...