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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Is there a way to edit a password-protected file without having to retype the password all the time?

I want to encrypt a text file using a password and a way to safely edit that file. The problem I am having is that I haven't managed to find a simple way to do that while only requiring the password ...
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How to use AES hardware encryption of LTO tape drives on Linux?

How to use AES hardware encryption of LTO tape drives on Linux? I expect the LTO AES encryption to be faster than software solutions. A quick benchmark of aespipe on i7 CPU gives an impression on the ...
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What could be the output of command `lsblk -f -r | grep ' /' | grep -v ' /boot'` on encrypted drives?

Suppose we have drives which are encrypted, what could be the output of following command in Debian based (specially Ubuntu OS)? lsblk -f -r | grep ' /' | grep -v ' /boot'
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Is it possible to convert a gpg key to a different encryption algorithm [migrated]

Maybe the answer to this question is a simple and unequivocal "No", followed by "How can you possibly think that this is possible?". And if I think about rationally this seems to be the only answer. ...
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Debian Wheezy, ejabberd and forward secrecy

After validating of my public XMPP service on xmpp.net, I've got the error: Warning: Server offers no forward-secret ciphers. Grade capped to A-. Is there an easy way to enable these ciphers? As ...
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Gnome encfs Manager not working in linux mint 17

I have installed Gnome encfs Manager in linux mint.It opens fine after first installation.But after that when I want to open it,nothing happens.But in system monitor I can see it running.When I run it ...
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How to encrypt messages/text with RSA? (using openssl?)

I have Alice's public key. I want to send Alice an RSA encrypted message. How can I do it using the openssl command? The message is: Hi Alice! Please bring malacpörkölt for dinner!
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Cloning a root partition onto a dm-crypt encrypted one

I have Gentoo Linux installed on a 25.93GB/62.43GB partition /dev/sda4. The other partitions on the disk are 150MB /boot on /dev/sda1 and 56,66GB unused space on other two partitions. I am planning ...
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Fast Way to Randomize HD?

I've read about how to make hard drives secure for encryption, and one of the steps is to write random bits to the drive, in order to make the encrypted data indistinguishable from the rest of the ...
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FreeBSD 10 and ZFS: Methods for encrypting files

I'm in the process of setting up a FreeBSD 10 server on a KVM vserver. I'm really new to FreeBSD in general (coming from Debian Linux). I installed the system choosing ZFS with encrypted root volume ...
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Prevent encrypted partition from running on other PC

Concise question: Is it possible to somehow bind partition encryption to hardware so it is impossible(very hard) to copy system to another PC and run there? Full story: We have a small embedded PC ...
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Mount encrypted ChromeOS partition in Chrubuntu

I have a Samsung Chromebook 2, and was using crouton to run linux in a chroot next to chomeos and ran out of SDD space. I opened gparted, and it told me that the GPT table was in the wrong place and ...
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Encrypted FileSystem in VirtualBox

I'm looking for any information regarding how secure an encrypted Linux file system is when contained in a VirtualBox virtual drive on a Windows host? Specifically I'm looking for answers to the ...
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SSH to decrypt encrypted LVM during headless server boot?

When I installed Ubuntu 10.04 and, now, 10.10, I was offered the option of enabling "encrypted LVM" for my hard drive. After choosing that option, I am prompted for my password during boot to decrypt ...
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How can I store an encrypted rdesktop password for easier sign-in?

I am using rdesktop on a Fedora laptop to connect to Windows computers at work. To make it easier, I've made an alias in my .bashrc: alias companyremote='rdesktop -u USER -p - -g 1920x1040 -K' So I ...
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Are encrypted volumes more vulnerable to power loss?

I have some encrypted volumes that I use with my Xubuntu machine. One volume is a container file that is mapped to /dev/loop0 and encrypted using plain dm-crypt; another volume is a USB hard drive ...
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Grub2 keyboard layout when decrypting partition

According to the OpenSUSE 12.3 documentation the only keyboard layout which can be used during a Grub2 boot is the "US keyboard layout". Is there really no way to change the keyboard layout used when ...
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Does QEMU/KVM use Intel AES instructions for encrypted qcow2 images if the host CPU has them?

The qcow2 image file format for KVM can use AES encryption. The encryption is applied at the cluster level: Each sector within each cluster is independently encrypted using AES Cipher Block ...
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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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FreeBSD 10: Disable ZFS full disk encryption

I installed FreeBSD 10.1 and chose to encrypt the ZFS root volume and Swap during install. I'm now realizing that on the remote KVM vserver I'm on the encryption makes rebooting harder and probably ...
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SHA512 salted hash code question

I'm puzzled by the hash (ASCII) code stored under Linux (Ubuntu) /etc/shadow. Taking a hypothetical case, let password be 'test', salt be 'Zem197T4'. By running following command, $ mkpasswd -m ...
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How do I decrypt this hard drive?

In 2011 I installed Ubuntu server edition on an old Dell that I had laying around. During the install process I was using the gui installer and opted to set disk encryption on the disk drive. During ...
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Non-interactive ecryptfs directory encrypt/decrypt

Can I decrypt an ecryptfs Private directory from a script? My basic use case for this type of activity is for doing remote backups. Imagine you have a machine (call it privatebox) with an encrypted ...
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How to set password for pdf files?

I need to password protect my PDF file(s), because I am going to send them through email and I want anyone who would view my PDF file(s) to be prompted for a password. How can I add a password to a ...
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Encrypt a single file and read/edit on-the-fly

I have a single text file I want to encrypt. I can easily do so with any common software. But then, I want to be able to click on it, provide a password, and be able to read, edit, and close it. All ...
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File encryption utility without key integrity check (symmetric key)

When encrypting a file with symmetric key, most common utilities (such as gpg, mcrypt, etc) store information in the encrypted message which can be used to verify integrity of the key during ...
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fopen problem when mounting ecryptfs filesystem

After an unrecoverable fsck problem the mount of my encrypted /home/me filesystem isn't possible any more. The visible effects are: a) logging in though most of the selectable GUI window managers ...
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Linux boot loaders supporting full disk encryption?

Are there any Linux boot loaders supporting full disk encryption (a la TrueCrypt). I know there was work towards adding encryption support to GRUB2, but this does not seem to be ready yet. Any other ...
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How do I layer compression on top of encryption on top of BtrFS, per-file?

BtrFS should support this really, but it doesn't. So ECryptFS looks like it will fill the gap. The only thing is, how would I layer compression on top of this? Reasons for compression on top of ...
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Can swapping be disabled on the application level?

I'm currently using thunderbird with gnupg to read encrypted emails. If I understand the swapping behavior correctly, the memory pages containing the decrypted emails might be swapped out and leave ...
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cannot change my login screen background

I cannot change my login screen background to the desktop background in my elementary os which is based on ubuntu. I have decrypted my home folder according to this link: ...
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Mounting Encfs Container

I have an encfs container in my home directory. I had been using Cryptkeeper to open the container, but since updating to Linux Mint 17 from 16 it's not working any more. Gnome Encfs manager doesn't ...
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Can I decrypt EncFS files without the .encfs6.xml?

This actually happened on Mac OS X, but I believe I can get the answer here rather than on http://apple.stackexchange.com I have a directory encrypted with encfs. I accidentally deleted .encfs6.xml ...
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creating and sending a self-signed public key using GnuPG in CentOS 7

I know that I can create a GPG keypair from the CentOS 7 terminal by typing gpg --gen-key and following the resulting steps, but how can I make sure that the resulting public key is self-signed? And ...
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Why doesn't Linux IPSec implementation support fragmentation before encryption?

I am trying to address an issue where ESP packets are getting fragmented as after adding the ESP header the MTU size is exceeded. The solution—which is what everybody does—is to do the fragmentation ...
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installing GnuGPG with Thunderbird on CentOS 7

How can I install GnuPG on my CentOS 7 system? I want to use GnuPG alongside Thunderbird and Enigmail to manage pgp keys, as per the instructions in this link. The problem is that the download ...
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How strong is the encryption of a zip file in Linux Mint

Zip encryption has had often a bad reputation of being weak, but some would argue that a zip file encrypted using certain algorithms (such as by using AES), together with strong password, is really ...
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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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Creating a GnuPG keyring for apache

Here's the scenario, we're using GnuPG to encrypt data between 2 web servers. 1 is on RHEL. GnuPG will be accessed through cgi scripts to encrypt and decrypt. So I need a keyring that the apache user ...
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FreeBSD + ZFS + Encryption? Alternatives? Suggestions?

I would like to create a dedicated physical server which will work as a NAS & fileserver inside my LAN (as well as through VPN). However I need to fully encrypt the drives (both the system ones ...
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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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Install Lubuntu as 2nd OS on encrypted computer?

I have debian installed on my computer which is installed in a full encrypted disk. Having tried lubuntu in virtual box form and liking it, I want to try lubuntu out on the actual computer instead of ...
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How to make grub mount encrypted LVM partition

I have such boot sequence: system boots from external disk, right after start it asks about password for LVM encrypted partition (which holds /root and /home), I enter it, the partitions are mounted, ...
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how to decrypt ecryptfs file with private key instead of passphrase

I have an encrypted share folder on my synology NAS DS413 (which uses ecryptfs). I can manually mount the encrypted folder and read the decrypted files without issue, using synologies GUI. For some ...
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How to encrypt data in a folder in a samba share, and share it both encrypted and decrypted?

So far I have a Debian NAS with a samba share accessible from a Windows client by user credentials. Within that share I have a folder of images encrypted by ecryptfs. A friend of mine have agreed to ...
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LVM Encrypted Partition without Partition Table

I have the following Problem. My Laptop is fully encrypted with LVM I know the Passphrase, but the partition table is broken. I booted from an USB Stick in this Case sdb1. Is there any hope to get ...
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How to edit a .gpg file with vi?

So I created a gpg encrypted file with password: gpg -c passwords.txt.gpg how can I open it with vi, edit it, then close it? (So that no passwords.txt file will be created, the decrypted ...
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GCM encryption mode for Debian 7.6

Does an option exist for AES-GCM 256bit encryption for client connections with OpenVPN? I've tried to google around this question, but found no algorithm how to patch my openvpn/openssl. So my ...
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How to decrypt hostnames of a crypted .ssh/known_hosts with a list of the hostnames?

I try to find a script to decrypt (unhash) the ssh hostnames in the known_hosts file by passing a list of the hostnamses. So, to do exactly the reverse of: ssh-keygen -H -f known_hosts Or also, to ...
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Setting Up VPN Practice/Service Without Access to Private Internet

I use Lubuntu 14.04. I've gotten concerned about encrypting my internet traffic after reading about the problems with public WiFi and intend to start using VPN. However, all my internet usage is on ...